Farleigh, Surrey Genealogy

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Farleigh St Mary the Virgin

Parish History

'FARLEY, or Farleigh (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Godstone, Second division of the hundred of Tandridge, E. division of Surrey, 5 miles (S. E.) from Croydon; containing 86 inhabitants. The manor is styled in Domesday Book Ferlega; and in the 13th century belonged to Walter de Merton, who founded Merton College, Oxford, and settled his property here upon the new society. The parish comprises 1060a. 12p., of which 690 acres are arable, 320 woodland, and the remainder pasture. The living is a discharged rectory, valued in the king's books at £4. 16. 5½., and in the gift of Merton College: the tithes have been commuted for £177. 4., and the glebe consists of 28½ acres. The church is on an elevated site, and consists of a body and chancel only, with no tower.'[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 Farleigh, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1626-1775 FindMyPast[2]
1780-1810 Ancestry[3]

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Godstone Poor Law Union,Surrey

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 A. Lewis (1848), pp. 213-216.
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm