Broxbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Hertfordshire.

Other places in the parish include: Haddesdon.

Alternative names: Broxborne, Broxburn

Parish church: St. Augustine

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1688
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROXBOURNE, or Broxburn, a village, a township, and a parish in Ware district, Herts. The village stands on the verge of the county, on the New river, ¼ of a mile W of the Eastern Counties railway, and 4½ N by W of Waltham-Abbey; and it has a station with telegraph on the railway, a post-office under Hoddesdon, and two inns. The township includes the village, and comprises 1,923 acres. Real property, £5,468. Pop., 765. Houses, 152. The parish includes also part of the village and chapelry of Hoddesdon. Acres, 4,505. Real property, with the rest of Hoddesdon, £11,923. Pop., 2,663. Houses, 541. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged to the Knights of St. John; and passed to the Cocks, the Monsons, and others. Broxbourne-Bury is now the seat of the Bosanquets. And here Sir H. Cock entertained James I. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Value, £361. Patron, H. J. Smith, Esq. The church is later English, of the time of Henry VIII.; consists of nave, chancel, aisles, and two small chapels, with a plain steeple and beacon turret; contains an old pillared font, and many interesting brasses and monuments; and was restored in 1857. The p. curacy of Hoddesdon is a separate benefice. A school has £20 from endowment; alms-houses £165; and other charities £72.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BROXBOURN (St. Augustine), a parish, in the union of Ware, hundred and county of Hertford; containing, with the chapelry of Hoddesdon, part of which is in the parish of Great Amwell, 2386 inhabitants. In the time of William the Conqueror, the manor belonged to Adeling, wife of Hugh de Grentemaisnill; it afterwards came to the Knights Templars, and lastly to the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, who occupied the more ancient part of the present mansion of Broxbournbury. James I., on his way from Scotland, was entertained at the manor-house, where he was met by many of the nobility and the officers of state. The parish is situated on the north road, and bounded on the east by the river Lea, which separates it from the county of Essex; the New River, also, flows through it. The scenery is pleasingly diversified, and the views from many parts are extensive, embracing some mansions of great interest and beauty. The sweeps of woodland in different places are strikingly picturesque; and in Broxbournbury Park are some fine specimens of oak, elm, and Spanish chesnut. The parish comprises by admeasurement 4379 acres, whereof 2582 are in the hamlet of Hoddesdon: the soil, which is fertile, lies upon a bed of gravel of very fine quality. The Lea has a wharf about 200 yards from the church: a station of the Eastern Counties railway has been built here, of red brick and quadrangular form, in the Elizabethan style; and a little beyond it, in the valley of the Lea, the line is continued for about two miles on an embankment twelve feet high. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £12. 6. 5½.; patron and appropriator, the Bishop of London. The great tithes have been commuted for £197. 8., and the vicarial for £147. 8.; the appropriate glebe consists of 62½ acres. The church is a large handsome edifice, in the later English style, with a square tower supporting an octagonal spire, and a north and south chapel, the former rich in detail: there are an ancient font and several very fine monuments, of which those to Lady Elizabeth Say, Sir John Say, and Sir Henry Cock, are the most remarkable. A chapel was built in Hoddesdon about 1730; and the Independents and Quakers have each a place of worship. By deed in 1727, the Hon. Letitia Monson gave £1000, since laid out in Bank annuities, for endowing an almshouse for six widows.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

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England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Monumental inscriptions of the parish church of St. Augustine of Canterbury Broxbourne
Author: Hertfordshire Family History Society

Monumental inscriptions, Broxbourne, Hertford, England : abt. 1600-1900

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Broxbourne, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Broxbourne, 1800-1866
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Broxbourne (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne, parish registers

Marriages at Broxbourne, Hertford, 1688-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Broxbourne (Hertfordshire)

Parish registers for Broxbourne, 1688-1907
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Broxbourne (Hertfordshire)

Parish registers for Hoddesdon, 1841-1909
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hoddesdon (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Broxbourne, Herts., Eng

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Military records – Militia ( 2 )
Militia lists, parish of Broxbourne
Author: Hill, John

Militia lists, parish of Broxbourne, Hoddesdon hamlet
Author: Hill, John

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Overseers’ rates and miscellaneous parish records 1268-1913
Author: Broxbourne (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Public records ( 1 )
Overseers’ rates and miscellaneous parish records 1268-1913
Author: Broxbourne (Hertfordshire)

England, Hertfordshire, Broxbourne – Taxation ( 1 )
Overseers’ rates and miscellaneous parish records 1268-1913
Author: Broxbourne (Hertfordshire)

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  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Civil Registration District: Ware
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – Rochester, Pre-1845 – London
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1845 – Braughing, Post-1844 – Buntingford
  • Poor Law Union: Ware
  • Hundred: Hertford
  • Province: Canterbury

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