Alfold, Sussex Genealogy

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Parish History

Theparish of  Alfold, Surrey includes in the Ancient Parish boundary part of the county of Sussex. The larger part of theparish is in Surrey and no parish records are held in Sussex.[1]

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Alfold Surrey like this:

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. It has a post office under Horsham. Acres, 2,883. Real property, £1,970. Pop., 535. Houses, 96. Much of the surface is wood land; and little yields any grain but oats. Several French refugees from the massacre on St. Bartholomew's day settled here, and erected a glass manufactory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £205.* Patron, the Rev. L. W. Elliott. The church is Norman.


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 Family History Library Catalogue showing the film numbers in their collection  Alfold

Census records

Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. To view these census images online, they are available through a number of websites for a fee ($) or free.

  • FamilySearch now has all of the British Censuses available.
  • findmypast ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries. The library versions are known as
  • The ($) but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
  • FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 31-34.