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

3410, Rose StreetEdward Pinnock, M, Head, married, age 27, born Preston Andover, Hampshire; occupation: railway brakesman
    Jane Pinnock, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Goudhurst, Kent
    Alfred E Pinnock, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Emma B Pinnock, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Alice W Pinnock, F, Daughter, age 4 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

3412, Rose StreetJesse Thayer, M, Head, married, age 76, born Horsham, Sussex; occupation: sawyer
    Jessie Thayer, F, Daughter, single, age 20, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Archie Thayer, M, Son, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: barge building apprentice
    Alice Thayer, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent

3414, Rose StreetGeorge Peerless, M, Head, married, age 68, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: florist's assistant
    Sarah Peerless, F, Wife, married, age 63, born Leigh, Kent
    George Peerless, M, Son, single, age 28, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: postman
    Ada P Field, F, Granddaughter, age 9, born Tonbridge, Kent

3416, Rose StreetAlbert G Bailey, M, Head, married, age 27, born Paddington, London; occupation: railway porter
    Annie Bailey, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Shipbourne, Kent
    Alice L Bailey, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George Cunningham, M, Brother, single, age 20, born Shipbourne, Kent; occupation: platelayer on railway
    John Cunningham, M, Brother, single, age 17, born Shipbourne, Kent; occupation: shoe maker's apprentice

3418, Rose StreetFrederick Ashdown, M, Head, married, age 33, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: local board cartman
    Ann Ashdown, F, Wife, married, age 33, born Fairfield, Kent
    Edward Ashdown, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent

3420, Rose StreetGeorge Turpin, M, Head, married, age 40, born Hempstead, Essex; occupation: railway porter
    Eliza A Turpin, F, Wife, married, age 40, born Huxton, Cambridgeshire
    William R Turpin, M, Son, age 14, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: newspaper boy
    Frances Turpin, F, Daughter, age 10, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Elizabeth J Turpin, F, Daughter, age 7, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George Turpin, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frederick E Turpin, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Henry A Turpin, M, Son, age 3 months, born Tonbridge, Kent

3422, Rose StreetJohn Harvey, M, Head, married, age 35, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: labourer
    Ally Harvey, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: charwoman
    Harriet Harvey, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Alice Harvey, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Horace Harvey, M, Son, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent

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