The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Tonbridge Census
Reference RG12/681: Tonbridge Enumeration District No 5; Sub-District: Tonbridge; Enumerator: Albert Edward Relf
Boundary Being that part of the Town bounded on the West by a line drawn from the Lower Bridge to the lamp on St Stephen's Green, opposite the Vicarage
Contents All the houses between the Lower Bridge and St. Stephen's Green including Station Cottages, Merry Vale, Bourner Cottages, Station Square, all Vale Road and Orphan Place to Brook Cottages, Salubrions and houses opposite, Strawberry Vale, Rose Street and Pembury Grove.
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

141, High StreetWilliam G Gale, M, Head, married, age 37, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: boot and shoe manufacturer
    F G Gale, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Tunbridge, Kent
    William E Gale, M, Son, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: bootmaker's assistant
    Nelson E J Gale, M, Son, age 13, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Bernard M T Gale, M, Son, age 12, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Kate Thorn, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 23, born Hildenborough, Kent
    B Brown, F, single, age 20

139, High StreetAlfred Goodwin, M, Head, married, age 41, born Crockenhill, Kent; occupation: auctioneer
    Clara Cwell Goodwin, F, Wife, married, age 36, born Deal, Kent

137, High StreetGeorge Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 61, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: butcher
    Lydia Wickenden, F, Wife, married, age 57, born East Peckham, Kent
    Ann Wickenden, F, Daughter, single, age 28, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Ellen Wickenden, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: milliner
    Lydia Wickenden, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker's apprentice
    Sydney Thos Wickenden, M, Grandson, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent

1Peach Hall, High StreetWilliam A Seale, M, Head, married, age 26, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: hay binder
    Anne Seale, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Newick, Sussex
    Fanny Seale, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    William H Seale, M, Son, age 3 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

1Peach Hall, High StreetWilliam H Seale, M, Head, married, age 58, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: hay binder and thatcher
    Fanny Seale, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Hadlow, Kent

1Peach Hall, High StreetSarah Bridges, F, Head, widowed, age 62, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: laundress
    David Bridges, M, Son, single, age 23, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: shop assistant
    Albert Bridges, M, Son, single, age 22, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: carman
    Thos Bridge, M, Son, single, age 21, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: plumber
    Sarah Elliot, F, Visitor, widowed, age 79, born Tonbridge, Kent

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