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Farnborough parish church
St. Giles Church,
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Farnborough Parish



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A View of the Parish

Farnborough is, 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 in the poor law union of Bromley

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

More information about the parish may be found on the Parish web site.  You can also find Farnborough Village on Facebook.

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


Farnborough Bibliography

-- various. 'Archaeologia Cantiana'. Publisher: Kent, England: Kent Archaeological Society, various dates.  [Note:  The following volumes can be found on archive.org:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (1876), 11, 12, 13 (1880), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 32, 34, 35, vol. 1907 supplement.]


  • General references to Farnborough: vol. 1, pp. 254-6, 277, 278, 288;  vol. 10, p. 157;  vol. 18, p. 31; vol. 20, pp. 17, 20, 44, 164;  vol. 22, p. 295;  vol. 23, p. 73;  vol. 38, p. 56;  vol. 123.
  • Barton family vol. 89, p. 7
  • Baston Manor vol. 123, p. 262
  • Church vol. 62, pp. 72, 74, 85;  vol. 119, pp. 292, 294
  • Church repaired vol. 75, p. 123;  vol. 80, p. 232
  • coaching services C19 vol. 98, pp. 198-9, 202
  • Court Roll (1408) vol. 57, pp. 21-25
  • Court Roll (1617-1758) vol. 59, p. 13f
  • Court Roll (1823) vol. 59, p. 16;
  • Fair vol. 59, p. 8
  • fines of lands vol. 11, pp. 326, 238, 333, 344;  vol. 12, pp. 303, 13, 292, 299, 306;  vol. 14, p. 279
  • Hall, vol. 59, p. 10
  • History of M., vol. 59, p. 7f.;
  • Inventory of church goods vol. 8, p. 154;
  • Land held by John of Gaunt vol. 100, p. 219
  • Market vol. 117, pp. 91, 96, 101
  • Mill Hill vol. 123, pp. 264, 266
  • Place-name, Anglo-Saxon vol. 115, p. 145
  • Roman coin vol. 87, p. 237
  • Romano-British farmstead site vol. 85, p. 193
  • Scott's Mill vol. 57, p. 24

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Edward II, Vol. 1. 1307-1313'.  Each volume has own index. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Great Britain, Public Record Office. 'Inquisitions and assessments relating to feudal aids : with other analogous documents preserved in the Public Record Office, A. D. 1284-1431', Vol. 3. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Great Britain, Exchequer. 'The book of fees commonly called testa de nevill, pt. 3'. The Book of fees contains information about the holdings of feudal tenants. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Hall, Hubert, 1857-1944. 'The Red book of the Exchequer - Liber rubeus de Scaccario, Vol. 3'. The Red book of the Exchequer was a register intended to preserve important documents comprising charters, statutes of the realm, public acts (Placita), private deeds and ordinances, correspondence. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Glencross, Reginald Morshead. 'Administrations in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Vol. 1. 1559-1571'. Publisher: Genealogical Society of Utah d.b.a Historical Books on FamilySearch; http://www.familysearch.org.

Hasted, Edward. 'The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent; Containing the antient and present state of it, civil and ecclesiastical; collected from public records, and other authorities: illustrated with maps, views, antiquities, etc. The second edition, improved, corrected, and continued to the present time'. 12 volumes. Publisher: Canterbury: Printed by W. Bristow, 1797-1801. URL: British History Online

Hussey, Arthur. 'Notes on the churches in the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, mentioned in Domesday book, and those of more recent date'. Publisher: London J.R. Smith,(1852).

Letters, Dr. Samantha. 'Kent', Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516 (2005).  URL: British History Online.

Page, William, 1861-1934, ed.. 'The Victoria history of the county of Kent'. Publisher: London: Constable (1908).  URL: British History Online

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward I', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Edward I. Published:(1906).  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward II', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Edward II. Published:(1910).  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Edward III', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Edward III. Published:(1938).  URL: British History Online.

Sharp, J. E. E. S., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry III', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry III. Published:(1904).  URL: British History Online.

Kirby, J. L., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry IV', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry IV. Published:(1992).  URL: British History Online.

Kirby, J. L., ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry V', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry V. Published:(1995).  URL: British History Online.

Cyril Flower, M. C. B. Dawes and A. C. Wood, ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Henry VII', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Henry VII. Published:(1955).  URL: British History Online.

M. C. B. Dawes, H. C. Johnson, M. M. Condon, C. A. Cook and H. E. Jones, ed.. 'Inquisitions Post Mortem, Richard II', Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem, various volumes: Richard II. Published:(1988).  URL: British History Online.


Location of Records

The following list of records is not intended to be exhaustive.  There are many records that are awaiting discovery in archive offices throughout Kent and England.  This list is intended only to set out those records that are available via at least two relatively easy-to-access avenues.  If you have used or discover a record that would be of benefit to other researchers, that is not on this list, please send me an email with the details of the archive - name, address and archival call number.

Catalogue of documents at Bromley Archives

Census | Church of England | Non-Conformist | Parish chest | Workhouse and Poor Law | Land | Assizes and Sessions | School

 

Census

Date The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue,
Kew, Richmond,
Surrey,
TW9 4DU
LDS Family History Centre
(Find a centre near you)
and indexed online at:
New FamilySearch.org
6 June 1841 Currently under revision  
30 Mar 1851 Currently under revision  
30 Mar 1851 census name index & images Currently under revision  
7 Apr 1861 Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1871 Currently under revision  
3 Apr 1881 Currently under revision  
5 Apr 1891 Currently under revision  
31 Mar 1901 RG 13/785 - also online at http://www.1901censusonline.com  
2 Apr 1911 Currently under revision  
2 Apr 1911 RG 78/139 - Census Enumerator's Summary Books online only http://www.1911census.co.uk and other subscription sites none
 

Church Records, Church of England

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Parish Register   Currently under revision  
Bishop's transcripts   Currently under revision  
CMB transcripts   Currently under revision  
Parish Registers, transcribed by Thomas Colyer-Fergusson   Currently under revision  
 

Church Records, Non-Conformist

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Particular Baptist Chapel, Nonconformist Return   Currently under revision  
Methodist Church Registers   Currently under revision  
 

Parish chest records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Parish Council Minutes   Currently under revision  
Removal orders out of Farnborough   Currently under revision  
Settlement Examinations, Minute book   Currently under revision  
Overseers' Accounts   Currently under revision  
Return of Churchwardens, constables and defaulters     
Tithe Apportionment Files      
Poor Rate books   Currently under revision  
 

Workhouse and Poor Law Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Admission & Discharge books   This section currently under revision  
Guardians' Minutes      
Ledgers      
Births   Currently under revision  
Deaths   Currently under revision  
Religious creed registers   Currently under revision  
Apprentice Register      
Registers of lunatics      
Letters books      
Vaccination registers 1899-1930 Currently under revision  
 

Land Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Land tax assessments 1780-1831 Currently under revision  
Land tax assessments 1875-1876 Currently under revision  
Land tax assessments 1889-1890 Currently under revision  
Rates and Duties - Houses, Windows, Lights   Currently under revision  
Manorial Court rolls   Currently under revision  
War Damage Files 1939-1962 Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, Kent, no.: Finding Aid at CKS-DRb/RW 123 None
 

Assizes and Sessions Records
(poor laws, jail terms, oaths, and other municipal and public records)

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
Hearth tax   Currently under revision  
Victuallers Recognizances   Currently under revision  
Churchwarden's Presentments   Currently under revision  
Parish rate books   Currently under revision  
 

School Records

Record Type Dates Archive 1
(Addresses)
Corresponding LDS Family History Library film numbers
(Find a centre near you)
    Currently under revision  
       

Chronology

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Church Registers


Census


Parish Chest
Records

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

Directories


Total Population

1801   -   314
1811   -   452
1821   -   553
1831   -   638
1841   -   680
1851   -   920
1861   -   955
1871   -   1,086
1881   -   1,451
1891   -   1,627
1901   -   2,262
1911   -   3,210
1921   -   3,322


Farnborough Distance to

London 11.9 mi.
Canterbury 42.7 mi.
Ashford 37.0 mi.
Bromley 11.9 mi.
Chatham 18.7 mi.
Cranbrook 27.2 mi.
Dartford 5.3 mi.
Deptford 8.8 mi.
Dover 55.2 mi.
Faversham 34.4 mi.
Folkestone 50.4 mi.
Gravesend 12.6 mi.
Greenwich 7.6 mi.
Hythe 48.1 mi.
Maidstone 20.1 mi.
Margate 55.3 mi.
Milton Regis 27.4 mi.
Queenborough 28.1 mi.
Ramsgate 57.2 mi.
Rochester 16.2 mi.
Sandwich 54.3 mi.
Sheerness 28.4 mi.
Tenterden 33.6 mi.
Tunbridge 18.9 mi.
Woolwich 7.7 mi.


Directories


Municipal & Public Records

  • Mayors
  • Town Clerks
  • Recorders
  • Chamberlains
  • M.P.s
  • Jurats, Aldermen and Common Councilmen
  • Electoral Register
  • Freeholders
  • Freemen Index
  • Freeman's Roll
  • Masters Index
  • Pubs, Taverns, Inns, Alehouses
  • Victuallers

Wills & Estate Records


Court Records

  • Gaol Returns
  • Quarter Sessions
  • Transportations
  • Summons for Pavement Repairs
  • Protestation Rolls c1641-1643
  • Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy 1662
  • Oaths of Allegiance c1720s

Military Records


Land Records
& Maps

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

Tax Lists

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

Other Records


Village Resources