Broome Worcestershire Family History Guide

Broome is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire.

The parish includes the village of Broome as well as the hamlets of Hackmans Gate and Yieldingtree.

Alternative names: Broom

Parish church: St. Peter

Parish registers begin:

  * Parish registers: 1666
  * Bishop’s Transcripts: 1613

Nonconformists include: 

Parishes adjacent to Broome

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870

Broom, a parish in Kidderminster district, Worcester; 1 mile E of Churchill r. station, and 3½ S of Stourbridge. Post Town, Churchill, under Kidderminster. Acres, 716. Real property, £1,726. Pop., 118. Houses, 24. The property is divided among a few. Broom House is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £320. Patron, J. G. Bourne, Esq. The church is a brick structure, with a tower; and contains a marble monument by Flaxman.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

BROOM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Kidderminster, Lower division of the hundred of Halfshire, Stourbridge and E. divisions of the county of Worcester, 4 miles (S.) from Stourbridge; containing 129 inhabitants. This parish, which is beautifully situated on the western side of the Clent hills, comprises 716a. 3r. 6p. The road from Stourbridge to Bromsgrove passes on the east side. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 3. 4., and in the gift of Sir E. D. Scott, Bart.: the tithes have been commuted for £224, including the tithe of the glebe, which comprises 53½ acres. The church is a brick edifice, erected in 1780. A school is supported by subscription; and the poor have a small sum yearly, bequeathed by John Harris in 1701, out of Bradford meadow, now converted into a mill-dam.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

Birth, Marriage, & Death Records - FamilySearch

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973

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British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993

 
 

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United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

Directories

Broom, Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Broom, a small parish, is situated about 6 miles N.N.W. from Bromsgrove, and 4 ½ S. from Stourbridge, and contained in 1851 a population of 143 inhabitants.
This parish contains only a few buildings, which are principally farm-houses, and the Rectory. The principal part of the place is the property of Lord Ward. It is somewhat remarkable that there never was a public-house in the parish; not that this is the only instance in the county, but it might not be expected in this thickly-populated part of it.
The Church, dedicated to St. Peter, is a small, neat brick edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, and small western bell-cot tower. The interior is neatly fitted up, and the cancel has been lengthened by the [resent Rector, who has been pastor for fifty-four years. There is an extraordinary circumstance attached to the history of this church, which is, that in the old church, near to the western portion of the nave, stood the trunk or body of an ancient oak tree, in which was suspended the church bell. The living is a Rectory, in the patronage of Joseph Green Bourne, Esq. Rev. Edward Dudley, M.A., Rector; Mr. Charles Boughton, Clerk. Service – 11 a.m. and 3 30 p.m.
The School, with house attached, a neat and appropriate building, was erected by Lord Ward, and is supported by the Rector and parishioners. Emma Crawford, Mistress. Number of children, 24.

DIRECTORY

Addenbrooke Mrs., Broom House
Dudley Rev. E., M.A., Rector, Rectory
Cole Thomas, farmer
Hickman Walter, farmer, Red Hill
Morton James, farmer, The Lodge; also of Broom House Farm
Pitt John, farmer, Cottage Farm
Potter Joseph, miller, maltster, and farmer, Broom Mill

Source: Billings Directory of Worcestershire 1855

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Kidderminster
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Kidderminster
  • Poor Law Union: Kidderminster
  • Hundred: Halfshire
  • Province: Canterbury