East Horsley, Surrey Genealogy
'HORSLEY (EAST), a village and a parish in Guildford district, Surrey. The village stands 3½ miles NNE of Gomshall r. station, and 5½ SW of Leatherhead; is a pleasant place; and has a post office under Woking Station, and a good inn.-Acres of the parish, 1,824. Real property, £1, 880. Pop., 228. Houses, 50. Most of the property belongs to the Earl of Lovelace. East Horsley Towers, the Earl's seat, includes an ancient tower; was recently extended by the addition of two stately towers, and of a hall 56 feet long, with open timbered roof, of original construction; contains the books and manuscripts bequeathed by John Locke to Lord Chancellor King; contains also many valuable pictures and marbles; and stands in a finely undulating and well wooded park. A manor here was given, in 1036, by the Danish jarl Thored to Christ's Church, Canterbury; and continued with it till the dissolution. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £257.* Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury. The church is partly early English, partly perpendicular; consists of nave, N aisle, and chancel, with low embattled tower; has been entirely ...remodelled; and contains a brass of Bishop Booth of Exeter. There are a free school, and charities £5.'
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.
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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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- John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (London: Published by A. Fullarton and Co., 1870-72).
- Batches C019922, C019924, P019921, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
- 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
- '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.
- Batches M019922, M019924, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.