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Register of baptisms, marriage and burials
Level: Category
Parish Records
Level: Fonds
BROOMFIELD, St Mary the Virgin
Level: Sub-Fonds
Level: Series
Service of Church: Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials
Scope and Content:
Baptisms : 1546-1812
Marriages : 1546-1754
Burials : 1546-1678

A transcript of 1598. The register has been extensively used by successive incumbents (including the Revd Philip Morant, 1734-1738) as a commonplace book for notes about the church and parish. Morant compiled a history of the parish (two and a half pages - nothing original), a list of vicars from Richard Newcourt's Repertorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense (London 1708-1710) brought more or less up to date by other vicars, a transcript of the value of the church of Broomfield from the Bishop's Register, 1288 (transcribed also a note endorsed on the original of the divers lands belonging to Redleigh Hall in Terling which owe tithe to Broomfield church). Morant also describes in detail the tithing customs of Broomfield, including the rate of composition, and describing the Vicarage House, and listing the woods (areas given) in the parish of which the vicar has tithe. Papers about land tax etc. Note of appointment of Parish Clerk, 1785.
Modern notes include an account of the bomb of 14 May 1943 and of the window dedicated in 1948.
Dates of Creation:
1 volume
Physical Characteristics:
Parchment, paper.
Existence of Copies:
For a transcript and description made in 1895, see D/P 248/28/10.
Not Available:
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Key terms

TypeKey termsDescription
Place Names Broomfield St Mary the Virgin: register of baptisms 1546-1812, marriages 1546-1754, and burials 1546-1678
Place Names Terling Transcript of note, 1288, of lands belonging to Redleigh Hall, Terling, which owe tithe to Broomfield church
Place Names Church of St Mary the Virgin
Earliest parish register includes modern notes about church building, 1943, 1948
Place Names Vicarage
Description by Revd Philip Morant, c.(1734-1738)
Document Types Baptism register Broomfield, St Mary the Virgin, 1546-1812
Document Types Burial register Broomfield, St Mary the Virgin, 1546-1678
Document Types Marriage register Broomfield, St Mary the Virgin, 1546-1754
Document Types Marriage register Broomfield, St Mary the Virgin, 1546-1754
Document Types Transcript Parish register of Broomfield, 1598