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Farnborough Parish

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Your Online Parish Clerk for Farnborough is:

Phil Warn.

He is open to receive queries for lookups in any relevant records held at Bromley Local Studies Library, the Record Office for all Bromley parishes.

He can be reached via email at:

kent . matters "at" ntlworld . com

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Farnborough is in the poor law union of Bromley and, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury [from 1860 to 1905 when it was returned to the diocese of Rochester], in the archdeaconry of Maidstone and in the deanery of Dartford.  The church is named for St. Giles with registers commencing 1558.

Farnborough is a village and a parish in Bromley district, Kent.  The village stands near the direct railway to Tunbridge, 4-1/4 miles southeast-by-south of Bromley;  has a post office under Bromley, a railway station, a poolice station, a national school, a large brewery, and a fair on 12 September;  was once a market town;  and gave the title of baron to the Longs.  The parish comprises 1,412 acres.  Real property in 1860, £3,055.  Population in 1861, 955.  Houses, 155.  The property is subdivided.

The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the rectory of Chelsfield, in the diocese of Canterbury.  The church was built in the 17th century, and is good.

The Bromley workhouse is here.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).

More information about the parish may be found on the Parish web site and on the Farnborough Village Society website.


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Court Records

  • 1801-1831

  • 1841

  • 1851

  • 1861

  • 1871

  • 1881

  • 1891

  • 1901

  • Parish Map
  • Settlement Certificates
  • Removal Orders
  • Bastardy Examinations
  • Parish-assisted Immigrants
  • Churchwarden's Accounts
  • Overseer's Accounts
  • Surveyor's Accounts
  • Workhouse Records
  • Pew Rents
  • Donors' Rolls
  • Vestry Minutes
  • Bishops' Visitations
  • Parish Magazines
  • Parish Histories

  • AD index 1448-1857
  • CC index 1448-1857
  • PCC 1338-1858
  • PPR 1858-1925
  • Depositions
  • Quarter Sessions
  • Militia Lists
  • Muster Rolls
  • Description Books
  • Tithe Apportionment c1830s
  • Transportations
  • Protestation Rolls c1641-1643
  • Oaths of Allegiance c1720s
Tax Lists Directories Land Records &

  • Poll Tax
  • Hearth Tax
  • Window Tax
  • Hair Powder Tax
  • Land Tax Assessments 1780-1831
  • Land Tax Assessments 1799-1805

  • Parish Map
  • Deeds, Mortgages, etc.
  • Rated Property Returns
  • Returns of owners of land, 1873
  • Manor Court Baron
  • Manor Tenancy Rolls
  • Manors, Castles & Holdings of Significance

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