Cheam, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'Cheam St Dunstan, a parish, in the union of Epsom, Second division of the hundred of Wallington, E. division of Surrey, 1½ mile northeast and east of Ewell. This parish comprises the districts of Lower and North Cheam, the latter of which is situated on the high road from London to Worthing.'[1]


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

Cheam parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

AC = Sutton Parish Registers (Ancestry) - (£)[2][3][4][5][6]
BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[7]
NBI = National Burial Index (findmypast) - (£)[8]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[9]
Cheam Parish Records Online


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
AC 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812 1538-1812
AC 1813-1915 1813-1915 1760-1940 1760-1940 1813-1954 1813-1954
BOYD 1538-1829
NBI 1539-1840
PALL 1790-1837

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.

Probate records

Surrey will abstracts (1470-1858) are available online at British Origins (£).[10]

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.

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. 558-562. Accessed 5 March 2013. Adapted.
  2. 'About Sutton, Surrey, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812,' Ancestry, accessed 11 April 2016.
  3. 'About Sutton, Surrey, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915,' Ancestry, accessed 11 April 2016.
  4. 'About Sutton, Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1940,' Ancestry, accessed 11 April 2016.
  5. 'About Sutton, Surrey, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985' Ancestry, accessed 11 April 2016.
  6. Reid, John D. 'Ancestry adds Sutton, Surrey records,' Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections, 9 April 2016,, accessed 11 April 2016.
  7. "Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county," (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  8. '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.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm
  10. 'About Surrey and South London Will Abstracts 1470-1858,', accessed 27 June 2012.