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Chelsham, Surrey
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Tandridge
County Surrey
Poor Law Union Godstone
Registration District Godstone
Records begin
Parish registers: 1669; For more records see Warlingham
Bishop's Transcripts: 1685
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

CHELSHAM (St. Leonard), a parish, in the union of Godstone, Second division of the hundred of Tandridge, E. division of Surrey, 6 miles (S. E.) from Croydon.[1]


Civil Registration

Godstone Registration District

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.

Church records

Online Chelsham, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1669-1857 FamilySearch[2] 1653-1775 findmypast[3] 1680-1841 findmypast[4]
1669-1812 FreeREG[5] 1678-1857 FamilySearch[6]
1780-1812 Ancestry[7]

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 474664.

Poor Law Unions

Godstone Poor Law Union,Surrey

Probate records

Surrey will abstracts (1470-1858) are available online at British Origins (£).[8]

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.


Maps and Gazetteers

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Date accessed: 26 September 2013.
  2. Batches C014182, C014183, P014181, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  4. '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.
  5. Surrey Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 14 April 2012.
  6. Batches M014181, M014182, M014183, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  8. 'About Surrey and South London Will Abstracts 1470-1858,', accessed 27 June 2012.


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