Broomfield, Essex Family History Guide

Broomfield is an Ancient Parish in the county of Essex.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1546
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROOMFIELD, a parish in Chelmsford district, Essex; on the river Chelmer, near the Eastern Counties railway, 2 miles N of Chelmsford. It has a post office under Chelmsford. Acres, 2,215. Real property, £5,524. Pop., 849. Houses, 179. The property is much subdivided. Bromfield Lodge is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £224. Patron, the Bishop of Rochester. The church is a spacious building, with a large round tower. Charities, £25.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Broomfield, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Broomfield, 1629-1640 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Bishop’s transcripts for Broomfield, 1801-1869 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1540-1901 Author: Broomfield (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Parish registers for Broomfield, 1546-1883 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Schools

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1540-1901 Author: Broomfield (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1540-1901 Author: Broomfield (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Taxation

Churchwardens and overseers records, 1540-1901 Author: Broomfield (Essex); Church of England. Parish Church of Broomfield (Essex)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Essex
  • Civil Registration District: Chelmsford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Essex
  • Diocese: Pre-1846 - London, Post-1845 - Rochester
  • Rural Deanery: Chelmsford
  • Poor Law Union: Chelmsford
  • Hundred: Chelmsford
  • Province: Canterbury