Bromley Holy Trinity, Kent Genealogy

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Parish History

Bromley Common Holy Trinity was created as an Ecclesisatical parish in 1842 (built from 1839) to relieve pressure upon Bromley St Peter and St Paul, Kent .

Bromley St Peter and St Paul, Kent formed an ancient parish in the Bromley and Beckenham hundred and the Sutton-at-Hone lathe of Kent. In 1840 it became part of the expanded Metropolitan Police District. The parish adopted the Local Government Act 1858 and a local board was formed in 1867. The board was reconstituted as Bromley Urban District Council in 1894 and the parish became Bromley Urban District. It formed part of the London Traffic Area from 1924 and the London Passenger Transport Area from 1933. In 1934, as part of a county review order, the borough was expanded by taking in 1,894 acres (7.66 km2) from the disbanded Bromley Rural District; an area including parts of the parishes of  Farnborough, KentHayes, KentKeston, Kent and West Wickham, Kent. Bromley became part of the newly-created Greater London in 1965, in the new London Borough of Bromley.

See Kent Churches website

See Bromley Common Holy Trinity Bromley North West Kent Family History Society


Civil Registration

See Bromley Registration district

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

Deposited Parish registers are held at Bromley Archives reference P 47C 1843-1976

Bromley Central Library
Telephone: 020 8461 7170
Fax: 020 8466 7860

Family History Library film numbers
Bromley Holy Trinity

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.

Online Indexes

Kent Online Parish Clerks have undertaken complete transcripts for the Parish of Holy Trinity and are preparing a parish page during the course of 2013. Completed transcripts cover all deposited records at Bromley Archives and other items with  generous assistance from the rector.

The ancient parish of St Peter and St Paul's Bromley to which (historically) it was attached will also have Kent Online Parish Clerk Transcripts for publication during 2013/14 does have extensive online data content available at the following website[s]:

KOPC = Kent Online Par. Clerk
FS =
BROMLEY HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1844) Online Records


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KOPC None None None None None None
FS None None None None None None


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KOPC None None None None None None
FS 1558-1900 None 1558-1902 None 1678-1902 None

Census records

The Kent Online Parish Clerk transcript of the rare survival 1801 census for Bromley includes the Bromley Common area.

The Ecclesiastical Parish was extensive and included a large area of what is now considered central Bromley with the construction of roads and streets. The Common also included Bromley Race Course; noted for the severity of it's steeplechase which had a high human and equine casualty and fatality rate.

Census returns for Bromley 1841-1891

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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.

Ancestry UK Census Collection

Find my Past census search 1841-1901

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

Bromley Poor Law Union

Probate records

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.

See England, Kent, Wills and Probate (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Maps and Gazetteers

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Local Family History Centre

Orpington Family History Centre, Kent is within the London Borough of Bromley, located adjacent to Orpington Station and on major bus routes through the borough.

Web sites