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

1227, Vale RoadJames Jackson, M, Head, married, age 38, born Scotland; occupation: railway brakesman
    Eliza Jackson, F, Wife, married, age 38, born Cambridgeshire
    Rose L Jackson, F, Daughter, age 12, born Doctor'S ..., London
    William E Jackson, M, Son, age 10, born Doctor'S ..., London
    Ivy Jane Jackson, F, Daughter, age 3, born Southwark, London
    Christopher J Jackson, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Roderick J Jackson, M, Son, age 1, born Tunbridge, Kent

1229, Vale RoadWilliam Wood, M, Head, married, age 60, born Ashford, Kent; occupation: railway labourer
    Ellen Wood, F, Wife, married, age 55, born Margate, Kent
    William Wood, M, Grandson, age 8, born New Cross, London
    Sidney Wood, M, Grandson, age 6, born New Cross, London
    Charles Wood, M, Grandson, age 4, born New Cross, London
    Fanny Wood, F, Granddaughter, age 2, born New Cross, London

1231, Vale RoadGeorge Peerless, M, Head, married, age 36, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: railway signalman
    Rute Peerless, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Harry Peerless, M, Son, age 3, born Ashford, Kent

1233, Vale RoadEdward Pearson, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: platelayer
    Laura Pearson, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Cinderford, Gloucestershire

1235, Vale RoadStephen Collins, M, Head, married, age 66, born Brenchley, Kent; occupation: telegraph labourer
    Sarah Collins, F, Wife, married, age 65, born Mayfield, Sussex

1237, Vale RoadLevi Luck, M, Head, married, age 46, born Burwash, Sussex; occupation: railway inspector
    Martha Luck, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Burwash, Sussex
    Maurice J Luck, M, Son, age 13, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Sarah M Luck, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Dora E Luck, F, Daughter, age 9, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Martin M Luck, M, Son, age 6, born Tunbridge, Kent

1239, Vale RoadWilliam A Wood, M, Head, age 48, born Chevening, Kent
    Mary Wood, F, Wife, married, age 50, born Heckfield, Hampshire; occupation: railway signalman
    Alice Wood, F, Daughter, married, age 18, born Tunbridge, Kent
    Laura E Wood, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker
    Fanny M Wood, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tunbridge, Kent

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