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

3995, Priory RoadJames Pennell, M, Head, married, age 35, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    Theresa Pennell, F, Wife, married, age 29, born Frant, Sussex
    Elizabeth Mary Pennell, F, Daughter, age 5, born Storrington, Surrey
    Samuel A Pennell, M, Son, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Charles Pennell, M, Brother, single, age 35, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
    John Pennell, M, Brother, single, age 27, born Folkestone, Kent; occupation: general labourer

3997, Priory RoadPhilip Smith, M, Head, married, age 26, born Whitechapel, London; occupation: sausage maker
    Mary A Smith, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Hadlow, Kent

3999, Priory RoadDavid Smith, M, Head, married, age 44, born Oxford, Oxfordshire; occupation: rag factory labourer
    Harriett Smith, F, Wife, married, age 25, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Henry Smith, M, Son, age 3, born Oxford, Oxfordshire

39101, Priory RoadJohn W Wiles, M, Head, married, age 36, born Penshurst, Kent; occupation: gardener
    Elizabeth J Wiles, F, Wife, married, age 35, born Chatham, Kent
    Harriett E Wiles, F, Daughter, age 7, born Rusthall, Kent

39103, Priory RoadWilliam Bowrah, M, Head, widowed, age 66, born Cowden, Kent; occupation: hop sampler and labourer

39105, Priory RoadKeiza Benfield, M, Head, married, age 56, born Chatham, Kent
    Mary Saunders, F, Lodger, married, age 74, born Cowden, Kent

39107, Priory RoadConrad Schmidt, M, Head, married, age 22, born London; occupation: general labourer
    Emily Schmidt, F, Wife, married, age 23, born Bidborough, Kent

39109, Priory RoadWilliam Hills, M, Head, married, age 63, born Clifton, Gloucestershire; occupation: general labourer
    T H Hills, F, Wife, married, age 43, born Heathfield, Sussex
    Louisa Hills, F, Daughter, age 13, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    Charles Hills, M, Son, age 10, born Tunbridge Wells, Kent

3990, Priory RoadGeorge Leigh, M, Head, married, age 30, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: general labourer
    Jane Leigh, F, Wife, married, age 26, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Jack Leigh, M, Son, age 5, born Tonbridge, Kent
    George Leigh, M, Son, age 4, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Mary Leigh, F, Daughter, age 2, born Tonbridge, Kent
    Charles Leigh, M, Brother, single, age 23, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: general labourer

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