Bromham, a parish with a village in Bedfordshire, on the river Ouse, 2 miles SW of Oakley station on the M.R., and 3 WNW of Bedford. There is a post office under Bedford; money order and telegraph office, Bedford. Acreage, 1827 ; population of the civil parish, 319; of the ecclesiastical, with Oakley, 569. Bromham Hall is the seat of the Dynevor family. A bridge of 26 arches crosses the Ouse at the village. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Oakley, in the diocese of Ely; joint net yearly value, £270 with residence. Patron, Eton College. The church is very ancient but good, has a square tower, and contains monuments of the Dyves and the Trevors. There is a fine brass of 1435 date.
The parish register dates from the year 1570.
Details of the places of worship in Bromham, and their records, can be found on the following pages:
- St. Owen (Church of England)
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Bedfordshire papers online:
- Bedfordshire Times and Independent
- Biggleswade Chronicle
- Luton Times and Advertiser
- Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle
Bromham was in Bedford Poor Law Union. For further detailed history of the Bedford Union see Peter Higginbotham's excellent resource: Bedford Poor Law Union and Workhouse.
A full transcript of the Visitations of Bedfordshire 1566, 1582, and 1634 is available online.