Brasted, Kent Genealogy

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Parish History

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. [1]

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 also Kent Archeological Society and Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 3 (1797), pp. 146-157 at British History Online and Kent Churches website


Civil Registration

See Sevenoaks Registration District 1837-1941

Tonbridge Registration District

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
(Certificate Centre)
Grove Hill Road
Tunbridge Wells
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.

Church records

Kent Online Parish Clerks (OPC)

Original deposited registers were formerly held at:

Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX

From Spring 2012 material formerly held at
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
is available at Kent History and Library Centre see Kent Archives which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives

Family History Library film numbers

See also England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)

England, Kent, Parish Chest (FamilySearch Historical 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

Census records

Census returns for Brasted, 1841-1891

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[1] to locate local Family History Centres in UK
[2] to locate outside UK.
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

See Church Records above for early parish poor relief

England, Kent, Workhouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Sevenoaks Poor Law Union, Kent

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)

Local Family History Centre

Orpington Family History Centre, Kent

Maidstone Family History Centre, Kent

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.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 347-350