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England Gotoarrow.png  Surrey Gotoarrow.png  Surrey Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Chobham

Parish History

'CHOBHAM (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Chertsey, First division of the hundred of Godley, W. division of Surrey, 4½ miles (E. S. E.) from Bagshot; containing 1989 inhabitants. The parish comprises about 13,000 acres, of which 4500 are arable, pasture, and meadow, 40 wood and plantation, and the rest waste and common forming part of Bagshot Heath; the surface is hilly, and the soil generally sand, incumbent on beds of gravel. The village, which is situated in a valley, is a polling-place for the western division of the county: many of the houses are of red brick and well built, and the shops are of respectable appearance. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £10. 2. 1.; net income, £148; patron, John Thornton, Esq.; impropriators, Sir W. Abdy, Bart., and others. The glebe contains about 70 acres. The church is in the early style of English architecture, with modern windows, and contains several neat monuments. A small chapel of ease dedicated to the Trinity has been erected at West-End, in the parish; and there is a place of worship for Baptists. A school is supported, to which Thomas Bainbridge, Esq., bequeathed, in 1834, £360 in the three per cent. consols.: there are a benevolent society and a lying-in fund; and the parish derives from £40 to £50 per annum from Henry Smith's charity. At Chobham Park are the remains of a large mansion, in which Archbishop Heath died, in 1579. Near Westby Green is a chalybeate spring.'[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

Online Chobham, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1587-1840 FreeREG[2] 1654-1876 FamilySearch[3] 1587-1808 FreeREG[2]
1654-1875 FamilySearch[4] 1587-1865 findmypast[5]
1818, 1853 1857

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

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

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Web sites


  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel A. Lewis (1848), pp. 603-607. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50876 Date accessed: 18 November 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Surrey Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 14 April 2012.
  3. Batches M055361, M055362, M055363, M055364, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  4. Batches C055361, C055362, C055364, J055363, K055363, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  5. '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.
  6. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.