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Banstead, Surrey
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Copthorne
County Surrey
Poor Law Union Epsom PLU
Registration District Epsom
Records begin
Parish registers: 1547
Bishop's Transcripts: 1801
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ewell
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Location of Archive
Surrey Record Office


Parish History

BANSTEAD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Epsom, First division of the hundred of Copthorne, W. division of Surrey, 3½ miles (E. S. E.) from Epsom.[1]


Church records

Online Banstead Parish Register Images and Indexes
1801-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1855 Ancestry[3] 1802-1837 Ancestry[4] 1813-1855 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1547-1789 Ancestry[6] 1547-1789 Ancestry[6] 1547-1789 Ancestry[6]
1547-1876 FamilySearch[7] 1547-1876 FamilySearch[8] 1548-1840 findmypast[9]
1547-1789 FamilyHistoryBooks 1547-1789 FamilyHistoryBooks 1547-1789 FamilyHistoryBooks
1547-1753 FreeREG[10]
1547-1837 BritishOrigins[11]
1754-1775 findmypast[12]
1780-1837 Ancestry[13]

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 474660.

Probate records

Surrey will abstracts (1470-1858) are available online at British Origins (£).[14]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Surrey Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.


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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed: 24 September 2013.
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as All Saints, Banstead in Parishes Not In A Borough. Marriages from 1754 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Banstead in Parishes Not In A Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Banstead in Parishes Not In A Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Banstead in Parishes Not In A Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 'About Surrey, England, Extracted Parish Records,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2012.
  7. Batches C013722, P013721, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  8. Batch M013721, see: Hugh Wallis, "IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England," IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  9. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 11 April 2012. For a breakdown of missing years, see 'National Burial Index - Coverage: Surrey,' Federation of Family History Societies, accessed 11 April 2012.
  10. Surrey Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 15 April 2012.
  11. 'Surrey Marriage Index - Parishes in the index,' British Origins, accessed 18 September 2012.
  12. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  13. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  14. 'About Surrey and South London Will Abstracts 1470-1858,', accessed 27 June 2012.


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