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Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies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
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
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.
1837 - Present New Forest Registration District
Buildings and Land
Crime and Legal Matters
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.
Employment and Business
Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship
People and Parish Notables
Associations, Clubs, Organisations, Societies & Sporting Events
Census Returns Transcripts
Elections, Polls & Voting Lists
Poor Law, Charity and The Workhouse
War, Conflict and Military Matters