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

3645, Priory RoadSamuel Mason, M, Head, married, age 45, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: railway labourer
    Eliza Mason, F, Wife, married, age 57, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Eliza M Mason, F, Daughter, age 16, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Kate Mason, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frank G Mason, M, Son, age 12, born Tonbridge, Kent

3649, Priory RoadHenry Brotherwood, M, Head, married, age 70, born Five Oak Green, Kent
    Selina Brotherwood, F, Wife, married, age 68, born Paddock Wood, Kent
    Harriet Brotherwood, F, Daughter, single, age 41, born Capel, Kent; handicap: spinal disease from childbirth
    Alice Standen, F, Granddaughter, single, age 20, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: dressmaker

3651, Priory RoadAlbert Brotherwood, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tudley, Kent; occupation: felmonger
    Charlotte Brotherwood, F, Wife, married, age 27, born Sittingbourne, Kent
    Lily Brotherwood, F, Daughter, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    May Brotherwood, F, Daughter, age 3, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Rose Brotherwood, F, Daughter, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Harriet Wood, F, Boarder, widowed, age 79, born Bexhill, Sussex

3657, Priory RoadGeorge Batchelor, M, Head, married, age 28, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: bricklayer's labourer
    Charity Batchelor, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George Batchelor, M, Son, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Sidney Batchelor, M, Son, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Kate Batchelor, F, Daughter, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Albert Batchelor, M, Son, age 1, born Tonbridge, Kent

3659, Priory RoadMercy Hawkins, F, Head, widowed, age 66, born Chiddingstone, Kent
    Alfred Hawkins, M, Son, married, age 32, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: coachman
    Albert Hawkins, M, Son, single, age 30, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Ellen Hawkins, F, Daughter, single, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent; handicap: blind

3661, Priory RoadEllen Wickens, F, Head, widowed, age 72, born Yalding, Kent
    James Hobbs, M, Boarder, single, age 44, born Bromley, Kent; occupation: railway engine cleaner
    Henry Avards, M, Boarder, single, age 19, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: billiard marker

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