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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1830Guide of Tunbridge Wells ⇒ p. 33
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 129
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 46

Historical records

1840HistoryRoyal Kentish HotelColbran's Tunbridge Wells

The Kentish Royal Hotel faces the common on the London and Hastings Road, in the neighbourhood of the chalybeate springs. Immediately opposite to it is a double row of trees, and a walk that leads to the common. The situation of it is extremely airy and pleasant.


25th Aug 1863Royal Kentish Hotel & Chapel of EaseRoyal Kentish Hotel & Chapel of Ease, Tunbridge Wells by Rock & Co., LondonPrivate collection

3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah J. Money, F, Head, widowed, age 35, born Aldermaston, Berkshire; occupation: hotel manageressSarah J. Money, hotel manageressKentish Hotel, 3-4 London Road1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Trafalgar Brante, M, Secretary, married, age 47, born Tenterden, Kent, occupation: retired civil servantTrafalgar Brante
James H. Clark, M, Visitor, married, age 62, born Gloucester; occupation: printer and publisherJames H. Clark
Thomas C.L. Hay, M, Boarder, single, age 29, born Fairfield, YorkThomas C.L. Hay
Emma Owens, F, Visitor, single, age 39, born StaffordEmma Owens
Thomas Russell, M, Visitor, married, age 64, born Croydon, SurreyThomas Russell
Emily Van, F, Visitor, single, age 47, born Clapham, Surrey; occupation CompanionEmily Van
Rebecca Markiedall, F, Visitor, single, age 56, born LiverpoolRebecca Markiedall
Henry Wakefield, M, Visitor, single, age 54, born Gloucester; occupation Civil EngineerHenry Wakefield
Ellen E. Wragg, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Norfolk; occupation Hotel bookkeeperEllen E. Wragg
Ellen Grinstead, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Somerset; occupation: hotel bookkeeperEllen Grinstead
Ellen Yeates, F, Servant, single, age 27, born St Pancras, London; occupation Hotel ChambermaidEllen Yeates
Mary Phillips, F, Servant, single, age 21, born St Pancras, London; occupation HousemaidMary Phillips
Ellen Pearce, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Southampton; occupation HousemaidEllen Pearce
Jenie Humpheries, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Margate, Kent; occupation ChambermaidJenie Humpheries
Eleanor Dale, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Roydon, Suffolk; occupation: housemaidEleanor Dale
Henrietta C. Pedgroff, F, Servant, single, age 23, born Roydon, Suffolk; occupation Hotel barmaidHenrietta C. Pedgroff
Jesse Offlick, F, Servant, single, age 26, born Sterling, Scotland; occupation Hotel barmaidJesse Offlick
Annie Wells, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Finsbury, London; occupation KitchenmaidAnnie Wells
Kate Fuller, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Carlisle; occupation: kitchenmaidKate Fuller
Annie Robinson, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Carlisle, Scotland; occupation Stillroom MaidAnnie Robinson
Margaret E. Randolph, F, Servant, single, age 20, born London; occupation HousemaidMargaret E. Randolph
Alfred E. Collins, M, Waiter, single, age 15, born Stratford; occupation: waiterAlfred E. Collins
Robert Cook, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Rolvenden, Kent; occupation: hotel porterRobert Cook
Charles Wilkins, M, Servant, age 15, born Lambeth, London; occupation Billiard MarkerCharles Wilkins
William Webber, M, Servant, married, age 34, born Cologne (B S), Germany; occupation Hotel WaiterWilliam Webber
W. Seabrook, M, Servant, single, age 24, born Watford, Hertford; occupation: hotel waiterW. Seabrook
Henry Patridge, M, Servant, single, age 24, born Exeter, Devon; occupation Hotel PorterHenry Patridge
George Aldre..., M, Servant, single, age 26, born L...; occupation Hotel WaiterGeorge N/K

1889Kentish Hotel & The Station from The CommonKentish Hotel & The Station from The Common, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.Royal Kentish HotelPrivate collection

1896Royal Kentish HotelRoyal Kentish Hotel, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1910London Road and Grand HotelLondon Road and Grand Hotel, Tunbridge Wells photographed by Hambrook Bros., SnodlandRoyal Kentish HotelPrivate collection

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