Bermondsey St Mary Magdalen, Surrey Genealogy

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View a List of District Churches and Chapels Within St Mary Bermondsey Parish.


Parish History

BERMONDSEY St. Mary Magdalene, a parish and union, in the borough of Southwark, east division of the hundred of Brixton and of Surrey, 1½ mile south by southeast of London. 

A district church, dedicated to St James, was completed in 1830. A church district named Christchurch built in 1845, and one named St. Paul's in 1846: Another chapel was built by about 1847, according to Samuel Lewis (in 1848).

There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans; and a handsome and spacious Roman Catholic chapel erected in 1834.[1] 

See the above link to a "List of Churches and Chapels in St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey Parish" for more chapels attached to this ancient parish.


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

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Census records

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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Web sites

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis (1848), pp. 214-223. URL: Date accessed: 26 May 2010.