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This section provides access to
  • lists which include names of individuals
  • sample documents: often specific to an individual but may be of interest to people with Brentford ancestors
  • contemporary accounts: eg newspaper articles, may include names or property details
  • ephemera: eg adverts, BFC programmes

Thank you to all providers. If you have a document you are willing to share, please scan and email it. Thank you!


In each of the lists below the persons' names appear in their original order; if you use Internet Explorer as your browser you can search for a particular name by using 'Edit' then 'Find on this Page'. In Mozilla Firefox: 'Edit' then 'Find'. Similar search facilities are available in other browsers.

The 'list of lists' below is roughly in date order.

Sample documents

These documents are included as they either show the information recorded in official documents (registers, certificates) or show the style and content of newspaper articles from different dates.

Some Brentford newspaper articles from the British Newspaper Archive are also available, selected as they either mark some change in Brentford, or tell a story about its inhabitants; items included date from 1805-1927.

Contemporary Accounts

Documents are in date order.


Published 2008; last updated March 2017