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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

3232, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkPercy Nicolas, M, Head, married, age 56, born London; occupation: retired chaplain (Bengal), clerk in holy orders
    Mary A Nicolas, F, Wife, married, age 49, born London
    Florence M Nicolas, F, Daughter, single, age 23, born Benares, India
    Charles P Nicolas, M, Son, single, age 17, born Torquay, Devon; occupation: scholar
    Robert Nicolas, M, Son, single, age 14, born Assam Gauhate, India; occupation: scholar
    Edgar H Nicolas, M, Son, single, age 11, born Assam Shillong, India; occupation: scholar
    Adrian St J Nicolas, M, Son, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Elsie Sinden, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: cook
    Harriett E Underhill, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: parlourmaid

3240, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkRichard Preston, M, Head, married, age 31, born Norwich, Norfolk; occupation: solicitor
    Mary W Preston, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Beechamwell, Norfolk
    Dorothy M Preston, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Marjorie Preston, F, Daughter, age 11 months, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Alice M Preston, F, Sister, single, age 29, born Norwich, Norfolk
    Lottie M Willing, F, Servant, single, age 26, born London; occupation: nurse
    Emme E Burr, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Marden, Kent; occupation: parlourmaid
    Ellen Coppard, F, Servant, single, age 27, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: cook

3242, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkEdward H Goggs, M, Head, single, age 54, born South Creake, Norfolk; occupation: assistant master
    Elizabeth Lilly, F, Servant, single, age 49, born Whitstable, Kent; occupation: housekeeper

3244, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkEdwarda Cobbold, M, Head, married, age 65, born Ipswich, Suffolk; occupation: clerk in holy orders
    Matilda C Cobbold, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Bedford, London
    Georgiana A Sylvester, F, Daughter, married, age 30, born Hanley, Suffolk
    Edward A Sylvester, M, Son-in-law, married, age 27, born Melksham, Wiltshire; occupation: master mariner
    Susan Orram, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: cook
    Alice Burfoot, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Katherine Claxton, F, Visitor, single, age 55, born Hoxne, Suffolk; occupation: general domestic servant

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