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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

2170, Shipbourne RoadHarriett Butler, F, Head, married, age 45, born East Hampton, Herefordshire; occupation: general domestic servant
    William Butler, M, Son, single, age 18, born Gloucester, Gloucestershire; occupation: general labourer
    George Butler, M, Son, age 12, born London Rd, London; occupation: scholar

2171, Shipbourne RoadHarry Lee, M, Head, married, age 60, born Hampshire; occupation: chair mender
    Frances Lee, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Abigail Swain, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 47, born Tunbridge, Kent; handicap: blind 8 years

2172, Shipbourne RoadMary Harrison, F, Head, widowed, age 46, born Falmer, Sussex; occupation: washerwoman
    Emily E Harrison, F, Daughter, age 11, born Notting Hill, London; occupation: scholar

2173, Shipbourne RoadWilliam J Baker, M, Head, married, age 25, born Farleigh, Kent; occupation: cab driver
    Clara Baker, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Jane Baker, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Alfred Baker, M, Son, age 10 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

2174, Shipbourne RoadSarah Skinner, F, Head, widowed, age 45, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
    George Skinner, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William Steer, M, Son-in-law, married, age 28, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: painter
    Louisa Steer, F, Daughter, married, age 24, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Emily Steer, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Bertha Steer, F, Granddaughter, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent

2175, Shipbourne RoadGeorge Weekes, M, Head, married, age 42, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Mercy Weekes, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Hadlow, Kent
    William Weekes, M, Son, age 9, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Weekes, M, Son, age 6, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Sarah Weekes, F, Daughter, age 13, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Elizabeth Weekes, F, Daughter, age 8, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Lily Weekes, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

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