Herne Hill, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

HERNE HILL, a suburb in Camberwell parish, and a chapelry partly also in Lambeth parish, Surrey. The suburb lies 4 miles S of St. Paul's, London, and has a station with telegraph on the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, and a post office under Dulwich, London S. A railway from it to Wimbledon and Kingston was opened in May 1869. The chapelry was constituted in 1845. Pop., 911. Houses, 131. Pop. of the Camberwell portion, 177. Houses, 29. The property is much subdivided. The houses are mostly villas, occupied by London merchants. Casino House is a fine mansion, with extensive grounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £500. Patron, W. Stone, Esq. The church was built in 1844, burnt in 1858; was restored afterwards at a cost of £7, 000; and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with tower and spire.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales published by A. Fullarton & Co., London 1870-72)


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

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Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Camberwell Poor Law Union, Surrey part Lambeth Poor Law Union

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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