Gatton, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

GATTON, a parish, and formerly a borough, in the union, and Second division of the hundred of Reigate, E. division of Surrey, 22 miles (E. by N.) from Guildford, and 18 (S. by W.) from London. [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 Gatton, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1599-1875 FamilySearch[2] 1599-1882 FamilySearch[3] 1600-1841 FindMyPast[4]
1599-1812 FamilyHistoryBooks 1599-1812 FamilyHistoryBooks 1599-1812 FamilyHistoryBooks
1599-1812 FreeREG[5] 1599-1812 FreeREG[5]
1880-1883 Ancestry[6] 1599-1775 FindMyPast[7]
1780-1812 Ancestry[8]

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. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 283-287. Date accessed: 03 July 2013.
  2. Batches C013412, C013413, P013411, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. Batches M013411, M013413, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 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. 5.0 5.1 Surrey Coverage in FreeReg, FreeREG, accessed 14 April 2012.
  6. 'Vital Records Index - British Isles - Collection List,' British Isles Vital Records Index, 2nd ed., hosted at Genoot, accessed 14 April 2012.
  7. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  8. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm