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

922, Vale RoadJames Green, M, Head, married, age 30, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: cricket ball maker
    Mary Green, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Ivyhatch, Kent
    James A Green, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Charles W Green, M, Son, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Violet Green, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent

924, Vale RoadWilliam Burton, M, Head, married, age 41, born Westwell, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Harriett Burton, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Louisa Burton, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Percy Burton, M, Son, age 7, born Hadlow, Kent
    Beatrice Burton, F, Daughter, age 5, born Hadlow, Kent
    Benjamin Vinson, M, Lodger, single, age 50, born List, Hampshire; occupation: farm bailiff

926, Vale RoadPeter Fuller, M, Head, married, age 45, born Waldron, Sussex; occupation: millwright and engineer
    Harriet Fuller, F, Wife, married, age 37, born Appledore, Kent
    Martha Fuller, F, Daughter, age 11, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Rose Henry Fuller, M, Son, age 4, born Langton, Kent
    Thos W Fuller, M, Son, age 1, born Langton, Kent

928, Vale RoadGeorge Wickenden, M, Head, married, age 33, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: painter
    Augusta Wickenden, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tonbridge, Kent

930, Vale RoadHenry Humphrey, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: Fly driver
    Caroline Humphrey, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Ernest Humphrey, M, Son, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Arthur Humphrey, M, Son, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George May, M, Lodger, single, age 39, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: shoe maker

932, Vale RoadJames Gainsford, M, Head, widowed, age 63, born Hildenborough, Kent; occupation: labourer
    John Gainsford, M, Son, single, age 39, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: no work; handicap: imbecile
    Hetty Gainsford, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    James S Gainsford, M, Grandson, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent

934, Vale RoadCharles May, M, Head, married, age 30, born Twickenham, Middlesex; occupation: under gardener
    Ruth May, F, Wife, married, age 31, born Loose, Kent
    John C May, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    William P May, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Elizabeth May, F, Mother, widowed, age 69, born Tonbridge, Kent

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