Alfold, Sussex Genealogy

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Guide to Alfold, Sussex ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Alfold, Sussex
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Blackheath
County Sussex
Poor Law Union Hambledon
Registration District Hambledon
Records begin
Parish registers: 1658
Bishop's Transcripts: 1587
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Stoke
Diocese Winchester
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Location of Archive
Sussex Record Office

Parish History

ALFOLD, Aldfold, or Awfold, a parish in the district of Hambledon, and counties of Surrey and Sussex; on the Wey and Arundel canal, 6½ miles SE of Witley r. station, and 8 SSE of Godalming. The parish of Alfold, Surrey includes in the Ancient Parish boundary part of the county of Sussex. The larger part of the parish is in Surrey and no parish records are held in Sussex.[1] See also[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.

Church records

Refer to Alfold, Surrey Note that some records for Wisborough Green, Sussex contain Alfold, Surrey records.

Link to the FamilySearch Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection  Alfold

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 {{{1}}}.

See Surrey Census

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Sussex 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. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 31-34. Date Accessed and Adapted: 16 September 2013
  2. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, (1870-72)]. Date accessed: 16 September 2013.