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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

3448, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkThomas Walker, M, Head, single, age 36, born Sleights, Yorkshire; occupation: clerk in holy orders
    Katherine Walker, F, Sister, single, age 34, born Sleights, Yorkshire; occupation: housekeeper
    Arthur Piper, M, age 12, born Northiam, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Piper, M, age 12, born Northiam, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    William Piper, M, age 10, born Northiam, Sussex; occupation: Scholar
    William Piper, M, age 10, born Northiam, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Charles B B Harrison, M, age 14, born Herefordshire; occupation: scholar
    Henry N Harrison, M, age 12, born Herefordshire; occupation: scholar
    Julian S Clifford, M, age 13, born London; occupation: scholar
    Wilfred F Richardson, M, age 14, born Whitley, Yorkshire; occupation: scholar
    Edward J Blewitt, M, age 11, born London; occupation: scholar
    Archibald J Stilwell, M, age 16, born Beckenham, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Charles R Stilwell, M, age 14, born Croydon, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Ernest G Nicholls, M, age 15, born Hackney, London; occupation: scholar
    Allan F K Begbie, M, age 15, born British Subject Punjab, India; occupation: scholar
    George C Odling, M, age 14, born Lincolnshire; occupation: scholar
    Henry R Syrett, M, age 15, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Percy J Langham, M, age 14, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Edgar P Mead, M, age 13, born Whitby, Yorkshire; occupation: scholar
    Tom Simpson, M, age 14, born Ealing, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Percy Simpson, M, age 12, born Ealing, Middlesex; occupation: scholar
    Reginald A Bloxham, M, age 11, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Horatio S Elam, M, age 12, born Islington, London; occupation: scholar
    Frank Roades, M, age 14, born Market Harborough, Leicestershire; occupation: scholar
    Harold J W Gilman, M, age 15, born Frome, Somerset; occupation: scholar
    Sydney L Saul, M, age 18, born Kensington, London; occupation: scholar
    Douglas Ronald, M, age 16, born Melbourne, Australia; occupation: scholar
    John E Munro, M, age 14, born Amberley, London; occupation: scholar
    Richard A Hill, M, age 14, born Hampstead, London; occupation: scholar
    Alfred S Marriott, M, age 15, born Ore, Sussex; occupation: scholar
    Emily C Stapley, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Kate Hayward, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Alice Down, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Ellen F Gibbs, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant

3458, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkSamuel A Sylvester, M, Head, married, age 71, born Trowbridge, Wiltshire; occupation: retired Australian squatter
    Mary C H Sylvester, F, Wife, married, age 60, born Tilshead, Wiltshire
    Archibald C Hobson, M, Visitor, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: sandhurst cadet
    Ellen Rogers, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Wrotham, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    Minnie Robinson, F, Servant, single, age 18, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: cook

3460, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkJohn Brown, M, Head, married, age 57, born Kinwarton, Warwickshire; occupation: living on his own means
    Jane F Brown, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Great Ilford, Essex
    Emily J Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Kinwarton, Warwickshire
    Catherine B Brown, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    Elizabeth Cragg, F, Visitor, widowed, age 59, born Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    Kate Martin, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Keith, Kent; occupation: cook
    Florence Godden, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: housemaid

3462, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkStephen H King, M, Head, married, age 54, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation: solicitor
    Martha King, F, Wife, married, age 51, born St Pancras, Middlesex
    Naomi F King, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Brighton, Sussex
    Arthur S King, M, Son, single, age 18, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: student of architecture
    Rose Bennett, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Southboro, Kent; occupation: housemaid
    - Jarrett, M, Servant, married, age 32, born Kilkenny, Ireland; occupation: cook
    Joseph Jager, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Germany; occupation: indoor servant
    Ellen Martin, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: kitchenmaid

3468, Park Road, Dry Hill ParkGeorge Crease, M, Head, widowed, age 68, born North Curry, Somerset; occupation: wine merchant
    Sarah E Cattell, F, Servant, single, age 64; occupation: housekeeper
    Elizabeth J Humphrey, F, Servant, single, age 46, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: Domestic servant

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