Brasted, Kent Genealogy
BRASTED (St. Martin), a parish, in the union of Seven-Oaks, hundred of Codsheath, lathe of Suttonat-Hone, W. division of Kent, 3¾ miles (W. by N.) from Seven-Oaks. 
Brasted is a village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks district of Kent and includes the settlements of Brasted Chart and Toys Hill see Brasted Wikipedia
Brasted St Martin is an Ancient Parish in the diocese of Rochester; a map of the parish boundary may be found at A church near you
The church of St Martin has been designated as a grade B listed building British listed building
See Sevenoaks Registration District 1837-1941
Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.
The Mansion House
Grove Hill Road
Kent TN1 1EP
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.
Brasted, Kent Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|BIVRI = British Isles Vital Records Index (Ancestry) - (£)|
|FS BTs = England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch) - free|
|FS PRs = England, Kent, Parish Registers (FamilySearch) - free|
|Brasted, Kent Genealogy Parish Online Records|
|Parish Chest Records Online Transcripts|
|Transcripts of Settlement and Removal Orders||1691-1835|
|Transcripts of Bastardy Examinations sorted by Mother's name||1710-1834|
|Transcripts of Bastardy Examinations sorted by Father's name||1710-1834|
|Transcripts of Apprenticeships||1692-1811|
|Parish Chest Records at the Family History Library|
|Churchwarden acounts, 1733-1876||1701010 Item 3|
|Vestry Minutes, 1744-1854||1701010 Item 4|
|Vestry Minutes, 1854-1923||1701011 Items 1-2|
|Constable accounts, 1834-1861||1701011 Items 3-4|
|Overseer Rates, 1809-1838||1701011 Item 5|
|Overseer Accounts, 1744-1822||1701011 Item 6|
|Overseer Accounts, 1769-1836||1701012|
|Settlements, 1693-1834||1701013 Item 1|
|Apprenticeships, 1600-1811||1701013 Item 2|
|Bastardy, 1710-1834||1701013 Item 3|
|Settlement/ Militia, 1778-1829||1701013 Item 4|
|Miscellaneous, 1835-1842||1701013 Item 5|
|Surveyor Rates, 1829-1831||1701013 Item 6|
|Surveyor Accounts, 1804-1843||1701013 Item 7|
|Charity, 1747-1907||1701013 Item 8|
|Land Tax, 1843-1875||1701013 Item 9|
|Tithe, 1844||1701013 Item 10|
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through FHC Portal Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
 to locate local Family History Centres in UK
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Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved.
Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.
Find my Past 1911 census search
Poor Law Unions
See Church Records above for early parish poor relief
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Kent Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Local Family History Centre
- FHC Portal This centre has access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access in the centre to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
- Publication of the restricted access images England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records) and England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records) means that it is advisable to telephone the centre to reserve a computer if you wish to view these
Maps and Gazetteers
Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.
Local Family History Centre
Orpington Family History Centre, Kent is within reach of the Sevenoaks district, located adjacent to Orpington Station.
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any additional relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 347-350. Date accessed: 8 July 2013.
- 'British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Breakdown of Records', Genoot, accessed 7 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Bishop's Transcripts, 1560-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 11 November 2013.
- 'England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911,' FamilySearch, accessed 12 November 2013.