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

3877, Priory RoadFrederick Bristow, M, Head, married, age 40, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: platelayer
    Ellen Bristow, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Albert Bristow, M, Son, age 15, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: errand boy
    Ernest Bristow, M, Son, age 13, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: errand boy
    Ada Bristow, F, Daughter, age 11, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Frederick Bristow, M, Son, age 8, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Ellen Bristow, F, Daughter, age 6, born Tonbridge, Kent

3879, Priory RoadJoseph Taylor, M, Head, married, age 50, born Plymouth; occupation: house decorator
    Eliza Taylor, F, Wife, married, age 34, born Hammersmith, London; occupation: laundress
    Louisa Taylor, F, Daughter, age 11, born Penge, Surrey
    Joseph Taylor, M, Son, age 10, born Penge, Surrey
    Martha Taylor, F, Daughter, age 9, born Penge, Surrey
    Frederick Taylor, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent

3881, Priory RoadChristian Gane, M, Head, married, age 65, born Germany; occupation: organ grinder
    Catuner Gane, F, Wife, married, age 73, born Germany
    William Gane, M, Son, single, age 22, born Ireland

3883, Priory RoadJames Gaskin, M, Head, married, age 67, born Goudhurst, Kent; occupation: fruiterer
    Tryphena Gaskin, F, Wife, married, age 77, born Mayfield, Sussex

3885, Priory RoadAugusta Schmidt, F, Head, single, age 30, born Germany; occupation: living on own means
    Tornitta Schmidt, F, Mother, widowed, age 65, born Germany

3887, Priory RoadAugusta Bender, F, Head, widowed, age 55, born Germany; occupation: living on own means

3889, Priory RoadCaroline Warner, F, Head, single, age 50, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: charwoman

3891, Priory RoadWilliam Smitherman, M, Head, married, age 28, born Gravesend, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    Emil Smitherman, F, Wife, married, age 28, born Mayfield, Sussex
    John Smitherman, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent

3893, Priory RoadJesse Towner, M, Head, widowed, age 82, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Sophia Bowles, F, Daughter, married, age 41, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: housekeeper
    Frederick Towner, M, Son, widowed, age 32, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Jesse F Towner, M, [Grand]Son, single, age 15, born Tudeley, Kent; occupation: groom
    Amelia A F Funnell, F, Granddaughter, age 6, born Capel, Kent

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