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

1570, Vale RoadJohn Bones, M, Head, married, age 49, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: engine driver
    Fanny Bones, F, Wife, married, age 46, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Fred Bones, M, Son, single, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: saddler
    John Bones, M, Son, single, age 23, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    William Bones, M, Son, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: grocer's assistant
    Sidney Bones, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Clara Bones, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

1571, Vale RoadAnn Hobden, F, Head, widowed, age 64, born Tudeley, Kent
    Joseph Hobden, M, Son, single, age 32, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: gardener

1577, Vale RoadThomas J Gooding, M, Head, single, age 29, born Edenbridge, Kent; occupation: fruiterer
    Mary Gooding, F, Mother, married, age 60, born Marsh Green, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Charles Marshall, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born Tiverton, Devon; occupation: steam engine maker's turner

1578, Vale RoadEdward Jarvis, M, Head, married, age 52, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: painter
    Emma Jarvis, F, Wife, married, age 54, born Sundridge, Kent
    Jennie Jarvis, F, Daughter, single, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Arthur Jarvis, M, Son, single, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar

1579, Vale RoadJohn Wood, M, Head, married, age 75, born Buckinghamshire; occupation: carman
    Mary A Wood, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Jane Wood, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent

1580, Vale RoadStephen W Larkin, M, Head, married, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: postman
    Katherine M Larkin, F, Wife, married, age 24, born Sevenoaks, Kent
    Lillian M M Larkin, F, Daughter, age 10 months, born Sevenoaks, Kent
    Alma Wheeler, F, Sister, single, age 18, born Sevenoaks, Kent

1582, Vale RoadThirza Smith, F, Head, widowed, age 47, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: greengrocer
    Sarah A Smith, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Sidney Smith, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Horace J Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: scholar
    Ernest Bedford, M, Lodger, single, age 21, born East Ham, Essex; occupation: butcher journeyman

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