St Mary, Brome

BROME, (or Broome), a parish in the hundred of Hartismere, in the county of Suffolk, 2 miles to the N of Eye, and 2 miles SE of Diss station, on the Eastern Union Section of the Great Eastern railway. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich, of the value with that of Oakley annexed, of £661, in the patronage of Sir E Kerrison, Bart The church is dedicated to St Mary. The charitable endowments of the parish amount to £18 per annum. Broome Hall, now the seat of the Kerrisons, was for some centuries the seat of the Cornwallis family, who take from it the title of viscount. In the reign of Henry VIII, Sir John Cornwallis was Steward of the Household to Prince Edward (afterwards Edward VI); and Charles, fifth baron, was created Earl Cornwallis and Viscount Broome by George II, in 1753. The old mansion, which was erected about 1585, and contained some fine specimens of oak carving, has recently been taken down, and a new hall built on its site. It is approached by a magnificent avenue of oaks.
The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

Brome Marriages 1813-1837

Further registers for Brome are included in the FreeREG database.