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From: Steve Archer <>
Subject: [ENG-KENT-NWKFHS] Plaistow Bromley - Electoral Rolls
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:55:28 -0500
>>I have received a query from a new member regarding who holds the
Electoral Rolls for Plaistow Bromley, but I am not sure about the answer.
I would be
grateful if sks can give me the correct information. The same member also
queries when was Plaistow absorbed in Bromley. Does anyone know?<<
I think it's always been in Bromley, hasn't it? i.e. Bromley was quite a
large parish which included several hamlets like Plaistow.
Electoral Rolls - depends on the date. Bromley was in the Western Division
of Kent 1832-1884, and when the modern-style single member constituencies
were set up up in 1884/5 it became part of the Sevenoaks division. A
separate constituency for Bromley was established in 1918.
CKS (Maidstone) has a good run of electoral registers for the Western
Division (i.e. up to 1884), which should presumably include Bromley. It
also has Sevenoaks Division coverage 1886-1915, again these should include
Bromley. After 1918 I think you'll find electoral registers for Bromley
constituency at Bromley Library.
Information from the Society's own publication 'West Kent Sources' 3rd edn.
(1998), p32-35 (maps & coverage to 1915). There are useful maps in 'An
Historical Atlas of Kent' (2004), and detailed coverage for 1918+ in the
Gibson guide 'Electoral Registers since 1832'.
Hope that helps.
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