Effingham, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'EFFINGHAM (St. Lawrence), a parish, in the union of Dorking, hundred of Copthorne and Effingham, W. division of Surrey, 3¾ miles (S. W. by W.) from Leatherhead; containing 581 inhabitants. The parish comprises 3100 acres, of which the north part is clay, the middle gravel, and the south chalk; there is a good deal of coppice land on the south side, chiefly oak, beech, and hazel. The village, from the discovery of numerous foundations of buildings in the contiguous fields, appears to have been formerly of much greater extent than it is at present. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £7. 18. 9., and in the patronage of the Crown: the impropriate tithes, belonging to the families of Stringer, Currie, and Malthus, have been commuted for £316, and the vicarial for £120; the glebe comprises 18 acres. The church contains several neat monuments; the east window is of stained glass, erected at the expense of Mr. Stringer.'[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Online Effingham, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1565-1844 FamilySearch[2] 1565-1775 FindMyPast[3] 1566-1865 FindMyPast[4]
1660-1772 FamilySearch[5]

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Census records

Probate records

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel A. Lewis (1848), pp. 147-150. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50941 Date accessed: 18 November 2010.
  2. Batches C008222, P008221, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  4. '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.
  5. Batch M008221, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.