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Shirley, Surrey
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wallington
County Surrey
Poor Law Union Croydon
Registration District Croydon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1836
Bishop's Transcripts: 1836
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Croydon
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Location of Archive
Surrey Record Office


Parish History

SHIRLEY, a chapelry, with a village, in Croydon parish, Surrey; 1¾ mile E of Croydon r. station.[1]


Church records

Online Shirley, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1836-1840 findmypast[2]

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 474665.

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.


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  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales 1870-72 Adapted. Date accessed: 18 February 2014.
  2. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage,' Find My Past, accessed 11 April 2012.


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