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1891 Tonbridge Census
Reference RG12/681: Tonbridge Enumeration District No 1; Sub-District: Tonbridge; Enumerator: Lewis Gear
Boundary Being that part of the Town bounded on the East by a line drawn from the Lower Bridge High Street to the Mission Room at Cage Green
Contents All the Houses on the western side of High Street including New Wharf and houses on the London Road, all the houses in Dry Hill Park, Soho Cottages, Charltons and Hawden Farm and Cottages, also Grammar School and House.
The whole in the South Western (or Tonbridge) Parliamentary Division of Kent
Please note:
  • These census records have been transcribed from images of the original census sheets. Whilst all care has been taken, the result is an interpretation of the original which is available at Local Record Offices, from The National Archives, and from
  • Occupation has been unified (e.g. Ag Lab, Farm Lab, and many other such recordings are all displayed as Farm labourer).
  • The Sheet Number is as shown on the original document and is linked to a page showing all the entries on that Sheet (as well as entries from the following or previous sheet where the entry for the location covers more than one sheet).
  • In those instances where the Census entry is incorrect or missing and it has been possible from other sources to derive a correction, then these changes are shown inside square brackets, e.g. [Wife]

Census sheets
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Sheet    Place    Census entry

1956, Shipbourne RoadMatthew Porter, M, Head, married, age 49, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: railway porter
    Jane Porter, F, Wife, married, age 45, born St Martins, London; occupation: laundress
    Annie Porter, F, Daughter, age 14, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Matthew Porter, M, Son, age 11, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Matildo Porter, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Fred Porter, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Porter, M, Son, single, age 20, born Stockwall, London; occupation: general labourer

1957, Shipbourne RoadJesse May, M, Head, married, age 68, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: road labourer
    Ellen May, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Hadlow, Kent
    Jesse May, M, Son, single, age 28, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    George May, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Edward May, M, Son, single, age 19, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Mary A May, F, Daughter, age 14, born Hadlow, Kent

1958, Shipbourne RoadElizabeth Aynscombe, F, Head, widowed, age 81, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Elizabeth Usmar, F, Boarder, single, age 21, born Chiddingstone, Kent; occupation: general servant

1959, Shipbourne RoadFrederick Pack, M, Head, married, age 53, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: grocer
    Ellen Pack, F, Wife, married, age 48, born Christchurch, Hampshire
    Ada Pack, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Rose Pack, F, Daughter, age 16, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Beatrice Pack, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Pack, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Elsie Pack, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Eugrima Pack, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent

1961, Shipbourne RoadMary Cordery, F, Head, widowed, age 75, born Brompton, Middlesex; occupation: needle woman

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