Bramham, Yorkshire Family History Guide

Bramham is an Ancient Parish in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire.

Other places in the parish include: Oglethorpe and Bramham cum Oglethorpe.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1586
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1633

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Bramham

  • Barwick in Elmet
  • Newton Kyme
  • Collingham
  • Aberford
  • Thorp Arch
  • Stutton with Hazlewood
  • Boston Spa
  • Bardsey
  • Tadcaster
  • Clifford

Historical Descriptions of Bramham

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRAMHAM, a township, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Tadcaster district, W. R. Yorkshire. The township bears the name of Bramham-cum-Oglethorpe; lies 2½ miles SW of Newton-Kyme r. station, and 4 W of Tadcaster; and has a post office, of the name of Bramham, under Tadcaster. Acres, 3,971.  Real property, £6,007. Pop., 1,331. Houses, 265. The parish contains also the township of Clifford-cum-Boston. Acres, 5,462. Real property, £15,152. Pop., 3,484. Houses, 721. The property is much subdivided. Bramham Park, now the property of G. Lane Fox, Esq., belonged formerly to the Lords Bingley; was built in the time of Queen Anne; consists of centre and wings, in the Græco-Italian style; contained till recently a portrait of Queen Anne, given by her in acknowledgment of her being entertained; and was visited by George IV. The proprietor of it has abandoned it as a residence, but maintains the grounds around it in good order, and resides in a handsome neighbouring mansion. Bramham moor has large remains of Watling-street; and is a resort of sportsmen. Excellent limestone is quarried; and coal is found. Sir Thomas Rokeby, in 1408, on the part of Henry IV., fought and defeated the Earl of Northumberland at Bramham. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £300. Patron, Christ Church, Oxford. The church consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with tower and short spire; and has a fine pointed doorway. The vicarages of Boston Spa and Clifford are separate benefices. Bramham college, a fine building amid ornate grounds, is an educational institution for young gentlemen. There are two Methodist chapels, an endowed school, and charities £28. The subdistrict contains three parishes, parts of three others, and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 17,659. Pop., 4,990. Houses, 1,038.

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

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Bramham, 3½ m. W. Tadcaster. P. 2760

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Poll Books

Bramham-cum-Oglethorpe Poll Book W.R. Yorkshire 1841

Poll Book of the West-Riding Election, July 1841 for Two Knights of the Shire for the West-Riding of Yorkshire.

Aberford Polling District

Bramham-cum-Oglethorpe Township

N. В. The o after an Electors name, signifies that he is a yearly occupier at a rental of £50.

Name of ElectorsResidence
Abbott WilliamBoston
Allen JohnBramham
Armitage John Ingmanthorp
Beal James No. 1, Tavistock street, Bedford square, London
Blaydes John Bramham
Booker James Bishopthorpe
Bownas Samuel Bramham
Bradley John Bramham
Bulmer William Precentor's court, York
Burnan RobertStar Inn
Burton John Shaley house, Holmfirth
Chambers John Bramham
Chambers William Bramham
Dodgson John Spen Farm
Eamonson Rev. Benj. Collingham
Fawsit Thomas Bramham
Fox George Lane Bramham
Gibson Francis Headley Hall
Gibson Jonathan Headley
Grimston Ralph Clifford
Grimston Robert Clifford
Grimston Thomas Clifford Mill
Harper James Bramham
Hartley Thomas No. 45, Rathbone Place London
Hick Tlhomas Bramham
Holmes, Ralph Bramham
Huddleston Abraham, oLow Mills
Jackson John, o Bramham
Jenkinson Edward, o Bramham
Jenkinson William Bramham
Kitchen George Bramham
Lee Burley Paul Bramham
Milthorp William Bramham
Moon Thomas Bramham
Noble Matthew Bramham
Pawson John Bramham
Payler John o Bramham
Pottage John Bramham
Radcliffe Rev. JohnOxford
Ramsden Jas. Henry Bramham Biggin
Rhodes Mark Bramham
Smith Charles 7, Elmwood street, Leeds
Smith William o Bramham
Smyth John,Bowcliffe
Sparling Joseph o Bramham
Stubbs John Bramham
Suttle Matthias Bramham
Varley Brian o Bramham
Whitaker James o Bramham
Whitlay John Bramham
Wilkinson John oWell Hill
Wilson Joseph Bilton 13, High Ousegate, York
Wilson Samuel Warter, near Pocklington
Wilson Thomas Wood Fulford
Winn James Bramham
Wormald Joseph Bramham (dead)
Wright Charles Oglethorpe
Wright John Bramham
Wright John o Bowcliffe
Wright Samuel Bramham
Wright Thomas Bramham

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County: Yorkshire
Civil Registration District: Tadcaster
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of York
Diocese: York
Rural Deanery: New Ainsty
Poor Law Union: Barwick Gilbert Union
Hundred: Barkstone Ash
Province: York