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

265, Pembury GroveJesse Manser, M, Head, married, age 67, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: general labourer
    Philadelphia Manser, F, Wife, married, age 67, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
    Caroline Manser, F, Daughter, single, age 50, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: laundress
    James Manser, M, Son, single, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: brick maker
    Emma Manser, F, Granddaughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Jeffery Manser, M, Grandson, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent
    James Manser, M, Grandson, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent

266, Pembury GroveThomas C Pearch, M, Head, married, age 26, born Chevening, Kent; occupation: sorting clerk and telegraphist, P.O.
    Rose Pearch, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Brenchley, Kent
    Clive R Pearch, F, Daughter, age 5 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

267, Pembury GroveFrederick Joiner, M, Head, married, age 56, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: railway carriage examiner
    Alice Joiner, F, Wife, married, age 59, born Canterbury, Kent

268, Pembury GroveJames Kingsland, M, Head, married, age 45, born Ramsgate, Kent; occupation: railway engine driver
    Sarah Kingsland, F, Wife, married, age 41, born Ramsgate, Kent
    John Jull, M, Boarder, single, age 42, born St Lawrence, Kent; occupation: railway fireman
    Frederick Bourne, M, Boarder, single, age 24, born Canterbury, Kent; occupation: telegraph clerk

269, Pembury GroveHarry Hearsey, M, Head, married, age 26, born Worthing, Sussex; occupation: sorting clerk and telegraphist, P.O.
    Alice L Hearsey, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Worthing, Sussex; occupation: dressmaker
    Alice L Hearsey, F, Daughter, age 5, born Worthing, Sussex
    Harry E Hearsey, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent

2611, Pembury GroveG Baker Allen, M, Head, widowed, age 51, born Brighton, Sussex; occupation: …nner
    G B Russell Allen, M, Son, age 5, born Ticehurst, Sussex
    Mary H E J Allen, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Amy A Allen, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Beatrice C R Allen, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Russell N Saunders, F, Sister-in-law, single, age 28, born Wadhurst, Sussex; occupation: housekeeper

2612, Pembury GroveStephen Hunt, M, Head, married, age 32, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: carpenter and joiner
    Fanny Hunt, F, Wife, married, age 30, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Harry Hunt, M, Son, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frances N Hunt, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Florence A Hunt, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Edith J Hunt, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Sidney Hunt, M, Son, age 1 month, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Maud Ward, F, Mother-in-law, widowed, age 65, born Crichton, Devon; occupation: living on own means

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