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1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 83

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1834HistoryBishops Down House [als Bishops Down Grove] HouseColbran'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 1881CensusWilliam C. Clayton, M, Head, married, age 81, born Newcastle, Northumberland; occupation: barristerWilliam C. Clayton, barristerBishops Down House1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusEsther E. Clayton, F, Wife, married, age 80, born Whitby, YorkEsther E. Clayton
3rd Apr 1881CensusLouisa Clayton, F, Daughter, single, age 36, born Ryton, DurhamLouisa Clayton
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Parsons, F, Servant, single, age 45, born Godalming, Surrey; occupation CookMary Parsons
3rd Apr 1881CensusHephzebah Braybon, F, Servant, single, age 20, born Frant, Sussex, occupation: housemaidHephzebah Braybon
3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Alderman, M, Servant, single, age 19, born Woodford Budy, Essex; occupation footmanJames Alderman
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