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

411, High StreetSilvester Waghorn, M, Head, married, age 50, born Headcorn, Kent; occupation: butcher
    Frances H Waghorn, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Headcorn, Kent
    Alice M Waghorn, F, Daughter, single, age 22, born Ulcomb, Kent
    Albert S Waghorn, M, Son, age 15, born Headcorn, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Mary A Lancaster, F, Servant, single, age 37, born Offham, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

49, High StreetAlfred J Gower, M, Head, married, age 42, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dentist, chemist and wine merchant
    Rosa C Gower, F, Wife, married, age 47, born Soham, Cambridgeshire
    Dorothea C W Gower, F, Daughter, age 15, born Battersea, Surrey; occupation: pupil teacher
    Hubert C A Gower, M, Son, age 13, born Battersea, Surrey; occupation: scholar
    Percival T Gower, M, Son, age 12, born Lambeth, London; occupation: scholar
    Edith R Gower, F, Daughter, age 10, born Lambeth, London; handicap: imbecile from childhood
    Emil F Gower, F, Daughter, age 9, born Lambeth, London
    Joseph R Gower, M, Brother, single, age 31, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: wine and spirit merchant
    George P Gower, M, Brother, single, age 27, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: wine merchant's assistant
    Ellen Diplock, F, Servant, single, age 17, born Chatham, Kent; occupation: general domestic servant

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