Hersham, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

HERSHAM, or HEVERSHAM, a village and a parochial chapelry in Walton-on-Thames district, Surrey. The village stands on the river Mole, 1 mile S of the Southwestern railway, and 5 SW by W of Kingston-on-Thames; and has a station on the railway, jointly with Walton, and a post office under Esher. The chapelry was constituted in 1851. Rated property, £6, 000. Pop., 1, 766. Houses, 317. The chief landowners are F. T. Bircham, Esq., Sir Richard Frederick, Bart., Major Terry, and the Earl of Ellesmere. The metropolitan convalescent institution stands about 1 mile W of the village; was extended, by the addition of a new wing, in 1862; and contains accommodation for 230 patients. The living is a vicarage, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £100. Patron, the Vicar of Walton. The church was built in 1839; is in the Norman style; and has a gable turret. The new church of Oatlands, built in 1862, is near the convalescent asylum. There is an Independent chapel, a circular edifice, built in 1844. There arc also national schools.

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

Civil Registration

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Church records

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Probate records

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