Bramley, Hampshire Genealogy

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Parish History

BRAMLEY (All Saints), a parish, in the union and hundred of Basingstoke, Basingstoke and N. divisions of the county of Southampton, 4½ miles (N. by E.) from Basingstoke.[1].


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Bramley parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FREG = FreeREG - free[2]
JOIN = The Joiner Marriage Index - (£)[3]


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Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Brocas Chapel, St. James, Bramley, A listing of hatchments for this chapel.  starting with Bernard Brocas the 11th died 8 Nov. 1777, Bernard Broacas, the thirteenth, died 5 July 1839, Bernard Brocas the 14th, died 1861, and one for the wirfe of Bernard Broacas the thwelfth.  The Brocas crest is a Moor's head wearing an eastern crown, Bernard Brocas the second was allowed to bear this crest from the mid 14th C, after defeating the King of Morocco in battle.  The weather vanes on the church are in the form of the crest.  Listing to be found in the hampshire Family Historian, vol.XII,no.1. May 1985,page 59, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h v. 12

Census records

The Reminiscences of William Clift of Bramley. - born 1828 and wrote These my Reminescences 1908"  It tells of the many families and farms in the area, and ties in with 1851 Census returns.  The article in the magazine gives a list of names that are covered in this book.  The North Hants Family History Group, are willing to photocopy the part is relevant to your ancestors.  This  article is written byMichael Ford, and is to be found in The Hampshire Family Historian. vol. VII, no. 4. Feb 1981, pages127-128, Family History Library Ref. 942.27 B2h

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 288792.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Hampshire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England, (1848), pp. 339-343. Date accessed: 19 June 2013.
  2. 'Hampshire Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 23 September 2013.
  3. 'Hampshire Coverage,' The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 13 September 2013.