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

3345, Albert RoadEliza Wilson, F, Head, widowed, age 59, born Margate, Kent
    Emily Dawes, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Daniel Knight, M, Boarder, single, age 25, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: draper
    Frank Barnes, M, Boarder, single, age 17, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: grocer

33Durham VillaGeorge Penson, M, Head, married, age 52, born St Austell, Cornwall; occupation: commercial agent (paper mill)
    Alice Penson, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Edenbridge, Kent
    Alice Penson, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Hampstead, London; occupation: scholar
    May Penson, F, Daughter, age 14, born Hampstead, London; occupation: scholar
    Iva Penson, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent

3336, Albert RoadFrederick A Tanton, M, Head, married, age 38, born Charing, Kent; occupation: corn merchant's clerk
    Eliza C Tanton, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frederick J Tanton, M, Son, single, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Mabel C Tanton, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur J Tanton, M, Son, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Archibald W Tanton, M, Son, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    William A Tanton, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent

3334, Albert RoadWilliam Groombridge, M, Head, married, age 44, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: carpenter
    Mary Groombridge, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Hildenborough, Kent
    Mary Groombridge, F, Daughter, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent
    William Groombridge, M, Son, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Thomas Groombridge, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frank Groombridge, M, Son, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Dora Groombridge, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frances Neale, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 68, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: laundress

3332, Albert RoadWilliam Jemmison, M, Head, married, age 68, born Darlington, Durham; occupation: engine fitter
    Eliza A Jemmison, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Tonbridge, Kent

3330, Albert RoadJoseph Case, M, Head, married, age 48, born Nolton, Wiltshire; occupation: ironmonger
    Sarah W Case, F, Wife, married, age 52, born Milksham, Wiltshire
    Herbert C Barnes, M, Nephew, single, age 18, born Langford, Somerset; occupation: ironmonger

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