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

721, Station CottagesJohn H Upton, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: foreman platelayer
    Eleanor B Upton, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Linwood Newton, Lancashire
    Harriett E Upton, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Minnie M Upton, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Ellen Cheeseman, F, Wife's mother, widowed, age 63, born Leigh, Kent

723, Vale RoadGeorge Gregson, M, Head, married, age 60, born Preston, Lancashire; occupation: railway locomotive foreman
    Caroline Gregson, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Hastings, Sussex
    Hubert Gregson, M, Son, single, age 27, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: railway engine stoker

725, Vale RoadJohn Brooks, M, Head, married, age 63, born Betley, Staffordshire; occupation: permanent way railway inspector
    Ann M Brooks, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Greyhirne, Cambridgeshire
    Jane E Gibson, F, single, age 33, born Hanley, Staffordshire; occupation: companion
    Annie B Collingham, F, Granddaughter, age 4 months, born New Cross, Middlesex

72, Vale RoadHenry West, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: oil and colourman
    Martha West, F, Wife, married, age 39, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Martha K West, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born Tunbridge, Kent
    William H West, M, Son, age 14, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: plumber's apprentice

74, Vale RoadMary Wells, F, Head, widowed, age 50, born Cowden, Kent
    Charles Wells, M, Son, single, age 25, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: fly driver

76, Vale RoadMary Ann Haynes, F, Head, widowed, age 55, born Suffolk; occupation: …thy curler and cleaner
    Harry Haynes, M, Son, single, age 21, born Notting Hill, London; occupation: baker
    Caroline Haynes, F, Daughter, age 14, born Maidstone, Kent
    Benjamin Norman, M, Lodger, widowed, age 77, born Hartfield, Sussex; occupation: retired carpenter

78, Vale RoadThomas Carpenter, M, Head, married, age 44, born Southwark, London; occupation: fruit salesman
    Eliza Carpenter, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Southwark, London

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