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Merstham, Surrey
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Reigate
County Surrey
Poor Law Union Reigate PLU
Registration District Reigate
Records begin
Parish registers: 1538
Bishop's Transcripts: 1799
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ewell
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Pre-1846 - Court of the Peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Deaneries of the Arches, Croydon, and Shoreham; Post-1845 - Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Location of Archive
Surrey Record Office

Contents

Parish History

MERSTHAM (St. Catherine), a parish, in the union, and Second division of the hundred, of Reigate, E. division of Surrey, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Reigate.[1]

Resources

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.

Church records

Online Merstham, Surrey Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Earliest
1538
1538
1538
Indexes 1538-1812 Ancestry[2] 1538-1812 Ancestry[2] 1538-1812 Ancestry[2]
1538-1876 FamilySearch[3] 1540-1775 FindMyPast[4] 1541-1840 FindMyPast[5]
1538-1812 FamilyHistoryBooks 1538-1812 FamilyHistoryBooks 1538-1812 FamilyHistoryBooks
1541-1837
(gaps)
FamilySearch[6]
1790-1812 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.

Probate records

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.

Taxation

Maps and Gazetteers

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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848). Adapted. Date accessed: 25 February 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'About Surrey, England, Extracted Parish Records,' Ancestry, accessed 12 May 2012.
  3. Batches C014112, P014111, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  4. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  5. '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.
  6. Batches M014111, M014112, 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

 

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