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Bramshaw - The OPC is Sandy Mursell

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Bramshaw Photo Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Bramshaw (HAM) - Eling (HAM) - Landford - Minstead (HAM) - Plaitford with Melchet Park - West Wellow


Websites of Interest

GenUKI - For information relating to Wiltshire and Bramshaw
University of Leicester's - Website for historical Wiltshire directories
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.


The Parish Church of St. Peter

St. Peter Church Gallery                    St. Peter Interior                  St. Peter Churchyard Gallery

St. Peter Church and Churchyard Memorials Survey                Protestation Return 1641-1642

The OPC for this parish has taken photographs of many of the graves in the churchyard, these are being added slowly to the churchyard gallery.  However if your relative is not published yet or you think a relative may be buried in the churchyard, Sandy Mursell is willing to send you a copy of any image of memorials stones that you may like relating to your relatives.  Sandy may be contacted via the home page contact us drop down menu and selecting her name from the OPC list. 

Parish Registers held at Hampshire Record Office


Other Resources


Parish History

The village of Bramshaw lies just inside the New Forest its name being a derivation of 'bramble wood'.  The village was split in two by a boundary line crossing the churchyard, placing half of the village in Wiltshire and the other half in Hampshire.  The entire village moved to Hampshire jurisdiction by the "County of Southampton Act 1894" although the village parish councils of East and West Bramshaw continued to meet separately until 1932.

The parish includes the hamlets of Furzley, Brook and Fritham.

Civil Registration

1837 - Present New Forest Registration District


Buildings and Land

Owners of Land 1873


Crime and Legal Matters

Bastardy Examinations               Horse Theft 1825                Convicts for Transportation 1830



Post Office 1875     Post Office  1855




Emigration and Migration

Published in tables from the Poor Law Commissioners Annual Reports for 1835, 1836 and 1847-1848 the following may be of use for tracing missing ancestors.  6 paupers emigrated to Canada under an assisted emigration programme between April 1841 - January 1842 and 6 between January 1842 - December 1842.

Strays Index 1881           Victims of the Titanic Sinking 1912


Employment and Business

Sunday Mail Deliveries 1850                   Wiltshire Society Apprentice - Arthur Mills 1863


Miscellaneous Documents


Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship


People and Parish Notables

Associations, Clubs, Organisations, Societies & Sporting Events

Wiltshire Friendly Society Membership 1837-1871

Bankruptcy Reports

Bankruptcy Reports 1800-1849

Census Returns Transcripts

1841           1851

Elections, Polls & Voting Lists

Poll of Freeholders 1772          Poll Book 1818          Poll Book 1865

Miscellaneous  Items

Knight Compositions 1628


Tax List 1332               Falstone Day Book 1645-1653             


Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse



1860          1868           1870           1872



Probate Index 1560-1881 (WSHC)                     National Probate Index 1858-1966


Inventory of Goods & Money for the Estate of Nicholas Hatch 1701 

Parishioners Wills

Sarah Hatch Proved 1760


War, Conflict and Military Matters

Military Gallery

Why the Poppy                Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 1914-1918



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0 #1 Heather Raggett 2014-04-03 20:56
Thoroughly enjoyed reading the Bramshaw documents. Nicholas Hatch is a direct ancestor of mine.

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