Holmwood, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'HOLMWOOD, a tything in Dorking parish, and a chapelry in Dorking and Capel parishes, Surrey; on the Dorking and Horsham railway, 2 miles S of Dorking. They have a post office under Dorking, and a r. station. The chapelry was constituted in 1839. Pop. in 1861, 1, 211. Houses, 240. Pop. of the Dorking portion, 1, 061. Houses, 211. Holmwood common was anciently a chase of the Earls of Warrene; was noted, in holly bushes; and has pleasant and varied views. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £120.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was built in 1838; was afterwards altered and enlarged; acquired a new S aisle in 1862; and contains monuments of the Larpents and the Cazalets.'[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 Holmwood, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1838-1875 FamilySearch[2] 1839-1876 FamilySearch[3] 1838-1865 FindMyPast[4]

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Census records

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. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72).
  2. Batch C132631, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. Batch M132631, 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.