The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Tonbridge Census
Reference RG12/681: Tonbridge Enumeration District No 4; Sub-District: Tonbridge; Enumerator: Thomas Henry Day
Boundary Being that part of the Town bounded on the East by a line drawn from the Lower Bridge to Brook Street Lane
Contents All the houses between the Lower Bridge and Brook Street Lane including Lambert's Yard, Cottages in Barden and Danver's Roads right and left, including Barden House, Barden Lodge and Cottages. All the houses in Albert Road, Priory Terrace, Salford Terrace, Prospect Row, Waterloo Road right and left, Meadow Lawn to Brook Street Lane including Brook House and Batchelors Cottages, and also Snelling and Goodhart's Row and Wingate's Yard.
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]

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Sheet    Place    Census entry

5Star Inn, 20, High StreetHerbert F West, M, Head, married, age 29, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: beer house keeper
    Annie West, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tunworth, Hampshire; occupation: beer house keeper
    Herbert F West, M, Son, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Kate M West, F, Daughter, age 9 months, born Tonbridge, Kent
    John Rogers, M, Lodger, single, age 47, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    William Rowley, M, Lodger, married, age 60, born Chester, Cheshire; occupation: blacksmith
    Hannah Rowley, F, Servant, married, age 54, born Oundle, Northamptonshire; occupation: general domestic servant
    Charles Ward, M, Lodger, single, age 64, born St Pancras, London; occupation: general dealer
    Henry Quinnell, M, Lodger, married, age 39, born Frant, Sussex; occupation: general dealer
    Alice Quinnell, F, Lodger, married, age 27, born Hitchin, Herefordshire; occupation: general dealer
    Robert Cheesman, M, Lodger, single, age 48, born Hildenborough, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    Joseph Book, M, Servant, single, age 76, born Chichester, Sussex; occupation: man servant
    Henry Rose, M, Lodger, married, age 45, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: painter
    Mary A Rose, F, Lodger, married, age 46, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Henry Rose, M, Lodger, age 10, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Susanna Rose, F, Lodger, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Annie Smith, F, Lodger, single, age 81, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Thomas Goldsmith, M, Lodger, single, age 31, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    Albert Goldsmith, M, Lodger, single, age 28, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    George Long, M, Lodger, single, age 19, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    John Tullet, M, Lodger, single, age 43, born Slaugham, Sussex; occupation: broom maker
    William Everest, M, Lodger, single, age 41, born Lee, Kent; occupation: hammerman
    Walter Knight, M, Lodger, single, age 44, born Rotherfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
    Robert Segar, M, Lodger, single, age 36, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer

518, High StreetFrederick W Nichols, M, Head, married, age 58, born St Neots, Huntingdonshire; occupation: photographer agent
    Eliza Nichols, F, Wife, married, age 58, born Limehouse, London; occupation: confectioner and tobacconist
    Frederick Nichols, M, Son, age 10, born Paddock Wood, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Nancy Westover, F, Boarder, single, age 39, born Lenham, Kent

516, High StreetElizabeth Young, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Wateringbury, Kent; occupation: dressmaker

514, High StreetAlbert Dunmall, M, Head, married, age 27, born Ridley, Kent; occupation: butcher
    Eliza Dunmall, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Ditton, Kent
    Albert E Dunmall, M, Son, age 3, born Ditton, Kent

510, Goodharts RowCharles Haycock, M, Head, married, age 46, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: hawker
    Alice Haycock, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Sevenoaks, Kent; occupation: hawker
    Alice A Haycock, F, Daughter, age 3, born Horsham, Sussex
    George Waghorne, M, Lodger, single, age 60; occupation: dealer

511, Goodharts RowJames Howe, M, Head, married, age 36, born Islington, London; occupation: butcher
    Emma Howe, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Stratford, London

512, Goodharts RowThomas Richardson, M, Head, single, age 35, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Sarah Handcock, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Isleworth, Middlesex
    George Handcock, M, Son, single, age 22, born Brentford, Middlesex
    Sarah Handcock, F, Daughter, single, age 24, born Brentford, Middlesex
    Robert Handcock, M, Son, single, age 18, born Brentford, Middlesex
    Charley Handcock, M, Son, single, age 14, born Starch Green, Middlesex
    Harriet Handcock, F, Daughter, single, age 12

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