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

1896, Vale RoadMaria Rich, F, Head, married, age 44, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: charwoman
    George Rich, M, Son, single, age 20, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: postman
    Thomas Rich, M, Son, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: butcher's assistant
    Minnie Rich, F, Daughter, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent

1897, Vale RoadHenry J Kitchenham, M, Head, married, age 23, born Horsmonden, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Elizabeth Kitchenham, F, Wife, married, age 22, born Leigh, Kent
    William E Kitchenham, M, Son, age 2, born Leigh, Kent
    Henry E Kitchenham, M, Son, age 3 months, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Walter Kitchenham, M, Lodger, age 14, born Seal, Kent; occupation: goods porter

1898, Vale RoadEllen Bunyard, F, Head, married, age 49, born Penshurst, Kent
    Emmaetta Bunyard, F, Daughter, single, age 17, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Edward Bunyard, M, Son, age 10, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Rose Bunyard, F, Daughter, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Elise Bunyard, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    John Rolfe, M, Lodger, widowed, age 50, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Alfred J Rolfe, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: postman

1899, Vale RoadJohn Brotherwood, M, Head, married, age 28, born Five Oak Green, Kent; occupation: sugar boiler
    Esther Brotherwood, F, Wife, married, age 33, born East Peckham, Kent
    George F Brotherwood, M, Son, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent
    William J Brotherwood, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George T Brotherwood, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    John Brotherwood, M, Son, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Kate Brotherwood, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Tonbridge, Kent
    John S Collins, M, Lodger, single, age 18, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer

18100, Vale RoadThomas Norton, M, Head, widowed, age 61, born East Peckham, Kent; occupation: boat builder
    Louisa Johnson, F, Daughter, married, age 29, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frank Johnson, M, Son[in-law], married, age 29, born Hadlow, Kent; occupation: fly driver

18101, Vale RoadFrances Churcher, F, Head, married, age 56, born Wadhurst, Sussex
    Florence Churcher, F, Daughter, single, age 26, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: domestic servant
    Jane Churcher, F, Daughter, single, age 19, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Frederick Churcher, M, Son, single, age 17, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: cellarman
    John Churcher, M, Son, age 14, born Hastings, Sussex; occupation: ironfounder's apprentice
    Alice Selmes, F, Visitor, age 3, born Hastings, Sussex

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