The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
1891 Tonbridge Census
Reference RG12/682: Tonbridge Enumeration District No 9; Sub-District: Tonbridge; Enumerator: Albert S. Copper
Boundary Being that part bounded on the South by the Pembury Road and on the North by Lodge Oak lane as far as Woodsgate House
Contents All that part of the parish of Tonbridge that lies on the Right of Lodge Oak Lane and the left of Pembury Road, including Somerhill Lodges, Fish Lodge, Somerhill House, Knowles Bank and all the Houses on the left to Woodsgate House inclusive, leaving out the Tunbridge Union Workhouse - including the Cottages in Pembury Forest and Park Farm Somerhill
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]
Sheet    Place    Census entry
0Lodge House, Hastings RoadJames Smeed, M, Head, married, age 69, born Tudley, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
1Lodge House, Somerhill, Tudely RoadEphraim Wicks, M, Head, married, age 40, born Igborough, Norfolk; occupation: messenger
1Gardeners Rooms, SomerhillEdward Leach, M, Head, single, age 24, born Hinton Admiral, Hampshire; occupation: under gardener and domestic servant
1Gardeners Cottage, SomerhillCharles Earl, M, Head, married, age 30, born Tonbridge, Kent; occupation: head gardener and domestic servant
1Somerhill StablesBarnard Pierson, M, Head, married, age 36, born British Subject, France; occupation: coachman and domestic servant
2Somerhill StablesJesse Franklin, M, Head, single, age 36, born Shalstone, Buckinghamshire; occupation: coachman and domestic servant
2Shepherds Cottage, SomerhillJeremiah Reader, M, Head, married, age 55, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: shepherd
2The Laundry, SomerhillJohn Chapman, M, Head, married, age 31, born Deptford, Kent; occupation: laundry manager
2The Farm, SomerhillCharles Sales, M, Head, married, age 51, born Yalding, Kent; occupation: farm bailiff and domestic servant
2The Farm Cottages, SomerhillHenry S Walter, M, Head, married, age 63, born Leigh, Kent; occupation: cowman
2The Farm Cottages, SomerhillJames Dadson, M, Head, married, age 38, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
2Knowles BankJohn W Finch, M, Head, married, age 52, born Sandgate, Kent; occupation: major, artillery
4Knowles Bank Lodge, Capel LaneGeorge Coleman, M, Head, married, age 61, born Wymondham, Norfolk; occupation: farm labourer
4Gardeners Cottage, KenwardWilliam Summers, M, Head, married, age 27, born Tudely, Kent; occupation: gardener and domestic servant
4The Forest Cottages, near PemburySamuel Curran, M, Head, married, age 46, born Bitterly, Shropshire; occupation: general labourer
4The Forest Cottages, near PemburyEdward Deacon, M, Head, married, age 48, born Mayfield, Sussex; occupation: farm labourer
5Woodsgate House, Hastings RoadMatthew C Dixon, M, Head, married, age 70, born British Subject Arranches Normandy, France; occupation: major general, R.H. Artillery, retired
5Rooms over Stables, Woodsgate House, Hastings RoadCharles Gower, M, Head, married, age 32, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: gardener and domestic servant
5Sandhill Farm, Hastings RoadDaniel Fry, M, Head, married, age 54, born Pembury, Kent; occupation: farmer
5Yew Tree Farm, Hastings RoadWilliam Figgett, M, Head, married, age 72, born Southborough, Kent; occupation: farmer
5Keepers House, Pembury WalksThomas Hudson, M, Head, married, age 44, born Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire; occupation: Gamekeeper
5Fairthorn, Hastings RoadJonathan Brenchley, M, Head, married, age 61, born Otterden, Kent; occupation: blacksmith
5Fairthorn, Hastings RoadWilliam J Goodsell, M, Head, married, age 38, born Battle, Sussex; occupation: wheelwright
6Burgess Hill, Hastings RoadJames W Meppen, M, Head, married, age 36, born Ewhurst, Sussex; occupation: woodreve
6Burgess Hill, Hastings RoadFrederick Dadson, M, Head, married, age 33, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation: farm labourer
6Lodge House, Hastings RoadWilliam Peacock, M, Head, married, age 48, born Shipbourne, Kent; occupation: gamekeeper and domestic servant
6Fish Lodge, Somerhill ParkHenry Bynoth, M, Head, married, age 49, born Bayford, Hertfordshire; occupation: headkeeper and domestic servant
6Keepers Rooms, Somerhill ParkWilliam Carter, M, Head, single, age 26, born Little Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire; occupation: underkeeper and domestic servant
7Lodge House, Somerhill ParkWilliam Lawrence, M, Head, widowed, age 59, born Capel, Kent; occupation: gardener and domestic servant

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