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

65, Station CottagesAaron Chantler, M, Head, married, age 28, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: fireman
    Ellen Chantler, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Brenchley, Kent
    Amy Chantler, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Frederick Chantler, M, Son, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Elsie Chantler, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Frank Chantler, M, Son, age 1 month, born Tonbridge, Kent

67, Station CottagesGeorge Wall, M, Head, married, age 25, born Lenham, Kent; occupation: railway engine stoker
    Mary Wall, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Tonbridge, Kent
    John G Wall, M, Son, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent

69, Station CottagesAlfred Waghorn, M, Head, married, age 26, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: platelayer
    Annie Waghorn, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Hadlow, Kent
    Alfred Waghorn, M, Son, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Alice Waghorn, F, Daughter, age 2 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

611, Station CottagesJames Seymour, M, Head, married, age 43, born Wittersham, Kent; occupation: railway platelayer
    Sarah S Seymour, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Barham, Kent
    James E Seymour, M, Son, age 13, born Heathfield, Sussex; occupation: telegraphist

613, Station CottagesJames Guy, M, Head, married, age 29, born Owslebury, Hampshire; occupation: railway labourer
    Jane Guy, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Yalding, Kent
    William Guy, M, Son, age 9, born Lewisham, Kent
    Thomas Guy, M, Son, age 7, born Lewisham, Kent
    Alice Guy, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent

615, Station CottagesHenry Cox, M, Head, married, age 63, born Redhill, Surrey; occupation: platelayer
    Caroline Cox, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Kingswood, Surrey
    Alice E Cox, F, Granddaughter, age 4, born Bethnal Green

617, Station CottagesErvard Batson, M, Head, married, age 46, born Woolwich, Kent; occupation: office porter
    Ann Batson, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Woolwich, Kent
    Thomas R Batson, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Rosina Batson, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Harold E Batson, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Sidney H Batson, M, Son, age 10 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

619, Station CottagesHenry Stedman, M, Head, married, age 48, born Horsted Keynes, Sussex; occupation: platelayer's labourer
    Elizabeth Stedman, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Chiddingstone, Kent; handicap: blind

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