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1766The History of Tunbridge Wells by Thomas Benge Burr ⇒ p. 46
1840New Guide for Tunbridge Wells by John Colbran and edited by James Phippen ⇒ p. 81

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c 1670HistoryFish-pondsBurr's Tunbridge Wells

In this period, the place called Fish-ponds was opened for the amusement of the public; and as it was laid out in a pretty rural taste, and every way calculated for the entertainment of genteel company, while its managers continued carefully to maintain decency and strict decorun in its precincts, it was justly esteemed one of the principal scenes of diversion at Tunbridge; but when the vigilance of the managers dropped, low company admitted, and indecencies encouraged, it soon became disreputable for any of the fair sex to be seen there; which, as a natural consequence, very quickly reduced it to the ruinous condition in which it now [1766] remains.


1839Tunbridge WellsTunbridge WellsChancellor HouseColbran's Tunbridge Wells

1840HistoryChancellor HouseColbran's Tunbridge Wells

Chancellor House, the residence of W .W. Pattesson, Esq, stands in some extensive grounds near the Tunbridge-Ware Manufactory. It was formerly the residence of Judge Jeffries, whose name is "damned to everlasting fame" for the barbarities practised by him in the West of England and elsewhere, when trying the prisoners taken during the rebellion of the Duke of Monmouth, in 1635. It afterwards became the property of Sir Richard Heron, Bart. who considerably enlarged and improved it. There is a marble chimney piece in the dining room, and one in the drawing room, which were purchased with the mahogany doors and window shutters from the mansion of Sir Gregory Page Turner, at Blackheath. The chimney pieces are beautifully carved - one with fruits, flowers, &c. - the other has a square tablet of white marble in the centre, on which appears a group of boys, one of whom is frightening his companions by concealing himself behind a sheet, - their appearance and attitudes are extremely natural.


3rd Apr 1881CensusEdward D. Kilburn, M, Head, married, age 58, born Hampstead, Middlesex; occupation: east india merchantEdward D. Kilburn, east india merchantChancellor House1881 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne S. Kilburn, F, Wife, married, age 46, born E Peckham, KentAnne S. Kilburn
3rd Apr 1881CensusKate A. Kilburn, F, Daughter, single, age 14, born Richmond, SurreyKate A. Kilburn
3rd Apr 1881CensusNora A. Kilburn, F, Daughter, single, age 12, born Richmond, SurreyNora A. Kilburn
3rd Apr 1881CensusBertram E.D. Kilburn, M, Son, single, age 9, born Hastings, SussexBertram E.D. Kilburn
3rd Apr 1881CensusBeatrice M. Kilburn, F, Daughter, single, age 4, born T Wells, KentBeatrice M. Kilburn
3rd Apr 1881CensusAnne Warlland, F, Servant, single, age 24, born Bradons, Leicester; occupation CookAnne Warlland
3rd Apr 1881CensusEmma Grunny, F, Servant, single, age 21, born Charminster, Dorset; occupation: kitchenmaidEmma Grunny
3rd Apr 1881CensusElizabeth Gulsin, F, Servant, single, age 46, born Detling, Kent; occupation: housemaidElizabeth Gulsin
3rd Apr 1881CensusMercy Midiner, F, Servant, single, age 25, born Ticehurst, Sussex; occupation HousemaidMercy Midiner
3rd Apr 1881CensusMaria Holland, F, Servant, single, age 40, born Dudley, Warwick; occupation: nurseMaria Holland
3rd Apr 1881CensusSusan Menage, F, Servant, single, age 19, born Hawkhurst, Kent; occupation Needle womanSusan Menage
3rd Apr 1881CensusFanny E. Yeatman, F, Servant, single, age 16, born Southwater, Sussex; occupation Under nurseFanny E. Yeatman
3rd Apr 1881CensusLaurence T. Eckett, M, Servant, single, age 22, born Ldn, Middlesex; occupation: footmanLaurence T. Eckett
3rd Apr 1881CensusMary Sanders, F, Visitor, married, age 34, born Palmouth, India; occupation VisitorMary Sanders
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