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Books and other documents
PublishedTitle, author and references
1883Pelton's Illustrated Guide to Tunbridge Wells by J. Radford Thomson, M.A. ⇒ p. 97

Historical records

1834HistoryThe Spa HotelColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Bishop's Down Grove, the residence of D. J. Robertson, Esq. was once the property of Sir George Kelly, knight, an eminent physician, from whose descendants it was purchased by Major Yorke, who resided here for upwards of twenty-five years. During this period he "improved his house, beautified his grounds, and made his home a constant scene of friendly intercourse and cheerful hospitality." When her Majesty and the Duchess of Kent were residing at Calverley House, in September, 1834, these beautiful grounds were the scene of much gaiety, the royal party having honored Mr. and Mrs. Robertson with a visit to witness a tournament, performed by the Tunbridge Wells Troop of Yeomanry. The sports consisted of firing at a target with pistols, riding at the quintain, &c., for which prizes were distributed to the successful competitors by her Majesty, (then the Princess Victoria) the Duchess of Kent, and the ladies of the royal suite.

1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsBishops Down GroveColbran's Tunbridge Wells

3rd Apr 1881CensusListon Young, M, Head, married, age 51, born Scotland; occupation GentlemanListon YoungThe Spa1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusJoseph E. Bullock, M, Visitor, single, age 26, born Berkhampstead, Hertford, occupation: physicianJoseph E. Bullock
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam E. Livingston, M, Boarder, single, age 30, born Dudley, Worcester; occupation: ship brokerWilliam E. Livingston
3rd Apr 1881CensusRobert Bruce, M, Boarder, age 25, born Huddersfield, York, occupation: civil service clerkRobert Bruce
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohnson Ingold, M, Boarder, age 61, born Bermondsey, Middlesex; occupation: retired merchantJohnson Ingold
3rd Apr 1881CensusMustafa Ben. Yusuf, M, Boarder, age 34, born (For), Algeria; occupation UndergraduateMustafa Benjamin Yusuf

3rd Apr 1881CensusClement A. Cafalet, M, Head, married, age 55, born St Petersburgh, Russia; occupation: merchantClement A. Cafalet, merchantThe Spa1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Cafalet, F, Wife, married, age 45, born Niagra, CanadaMary Cafalet
3rd Apr 1881CensusAlice E. Cafalet, F, Daughter, single, age 16, born St Petersburgh, Russia; occupation: scholarAlice E. Cafalet
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaurice H. Cafalet, M, Son, single, age 9, born St Petersburgh, Russia; occupation: scholarMaurice H. Cafalet

3rd Apr 1881CensusAlfred J. Harrison, M, Head, single, age 24, born Victoria, Australia; occupation: civil engineerAlfred J. Harrison, civil engineerThe Spa1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusMarianne Attkins, F, Boarder, widowed, age 63, born Bermondsey, Surrey; occupation: property ownerMarianne Attkins
3rd Apr 1881CensusJ. H. Hutton, M, Boarder, married, age 69, born Houghton Le Spring; occupation: private income from dividendsJ. H. Hutton
3rd Apr 1881CensusBessie Dampier, F, Boarder, widowed, age 30, born Chester, CheshireBessie Dampier
3rd Apr 1881CensusMatilda Duthick, F, Boarder, widowed, age 54, born Aberdeen, Scotland; occupation: landed proprietorMatilda Duthick
3rd Apr 1881CensusCharlotte Way, F, Boarder, single, age 40, born Isle of Wight, Hampshire; occupation Private income from propertyCharlotte Way
3rd Apr 1881CensusJohn Ives, M, Servant, single, age 21, born Marylebone, Middlesex; occupation: cookJohn Ives
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Wibberley, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Derby, Derby; occupation HousemaidMary Wibberley
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes Wysall, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Derby; occupation Pantry maidAgnes Wysall
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth M. Gregory, F, Boarder, widowed, age 87, born London, Middlesex; occupation: private income from propertyElizabeth M. Gregory
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza M. Bullock, F, Boarder, married, age 33, born London, Middlesex, occupation: no occupationEliza M. Bullock
3rd Apr 1881CensusAddoni Skekleton, F, Boarder, single, age 54, born Dublin, Ireland; occupation: private income from propertyAddoni Skekleton
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa K. Bridgett, F, Boarder, single, age 47, born London, Middlesex, occupation: private income from propertyLouisa K. Bridgett
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary E. Evans, F, Boarder, single, age 52, born Cambridge, Cambridge; occupation: private income from dividendsMary E. Evans
3rd Apr 1881CensusEliza B. Ritchie, F, Boarder, married, age 56, born Scotland; occupation Private income from propertyEliza B. Ritchie
3rd Apr 1881CensusCatherine H. Douglas, F, Boarder, single, age 24, born Scotland; occupation: no occupationCatherine H. Douglas
3rd Apr 1881CensusWilliam Gantory, M, Boarder, single, age 55, born Norwich, Norfolk; occupation: accountantWilliam Gantory
3rd Apr 1881CensusLillie Jessope, F, Secretary, single, age 20, born Spilsby, Lincoln; occupation: book keeperLillie Jessope
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ann Roff, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Maidstone, Kent; occupation HousemaidMary Ann Roff
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmmily Thompson, F, Servant, single, age 20, born London, Middlesex; occupation WaitressEmmily Thompson
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Everett, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Reading, Berkshire; occupation: kitchenmaidElizabeth Everett
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgnes Smith, F, Servant, single, age 27, born London, Middlesex; occupation HousemaidAgnes Smith
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Brixton, F, Servant, single, age 29, born Derby, Derby, occupation: attendantMartha Brixton
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouise Dilaparay, F, Boarder, single, age 29, born Switzerland; occupation: dressmakerLouise Dilaparay
3rd Apr 1881CensusHelen Henderson, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Scotland; occupation: stillroom maidHelen Henderson
3rd Apr 1881CensusMartha Hill, F, boarder, single, age 48, born London, Middlesex; occupation: lady's maidMartha Hill
3rd Apr 1881CensusDavid Roberts, M, Servant, single, age 17, born Tunbridge, Kent; occupation PorterDavid Roberts
3rd Apr 1881CensusAgetha M. A. Pope, F, Servant, single, age 34, born Poplar, Middlesex; occupation ChambermaidAgetha M. A. Pope
3rd Apr 1881CensusFrances E. Hesketh, F, Housekeeper, widowed, age 40, born Hoxton, Middlesex; occupation: housekeeperFrances E. Hesketh
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Ashton, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Barnstaple, Devon; occupation: seamstressMary Ashton
3rd Apr 1881CensusFerdinand Margerestion, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Vienna, Austria; occupation: waiterFerdinand Margerestion
3rd Apr 1881CensusLaura E. Wickins, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Winchester; occupation Bath attendantLaura E. Wickins
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmily Forbes, F, Boarder, widowed, age 50, born Leeds, York; occupation: no occupationEmily Forbes
3rd Apr 1881CensusSarah Stagg, F, Servant, single, age 32, born Wilton, Wiltshire; occupation: cookSarah Stagg

1889Bishops Down Grove Spa Hydropathic SanatoriumBishops Down Grove Spa Hydropathic Sanatorium, Tunbridge Wells by Charles Reynolds & Co.The Spa HotelPrivate collection

1896The Spa 'Hydro'The Spa 'Hydro', Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1910Spa HotelSpa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells photographed by CelesquePrivate collection

1912The Spa HotelThe Spa Hotel, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

1920The Spa HotelThe Spa Hotel, Tunbridge WellsPrivate collection

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