Godstone, Surrey Genealogy

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Godstone St Nicholas

Parish History

'GODSTONE St Nicholas, a parish, and the head of a union, in the First division of the hundred of Tandridge, E. division of Surrey, 19 miles south from London.

'Another chapel was also erected in this parish, in 1787, as well in the populous district of Blindley Heath a church was erected by 1842, dedicated to St John the Evangelist.'[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 Godstone, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1662-1876 FamilySearch[2] 1662-1876 FamilySearch[3]
1662-1662 FindMyPast[4]

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

See Surrey Census

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel A. Lewis (1848), pp. 301-312. Adapted.
  2. Batches C069751, C069753, J069752, K069752, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. Batches M069751, M069752, M069753, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  4. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.