Horsell, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'HORSELL (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Chertsey, First division of the hundred of Godley, W. division of Surrey, 4½ miles (N. W. by W.) from Ripley; containing 766 inhabitants. It comprises by admeasurement 2523 acres, which, with the exception of about 500 acres, are inclosed, and under good cultivation: here are some extensive nursery-grounds. There is a station on the London and South-Western railway at Woking, within 2 miles; and the Basingstoke canal passes through the parish. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £83; patrons, four Landowners. The church is in the early English style, and contains several ancient brasses and two handsome monuments, one to the memory of James Fenn, Esq., the other to Sir John William Rose, Knt. The parish receives benefit from Henry Smith's charity.'[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 Horsell, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1653-1875 FamilySearch[2] 1654-1876 FamilySearch[3] 1587-1865 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.

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  1. A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel AA. Lewis (1848), pp. 550-553. URL: Date accessed: 18 November 2010.
  2. Batches C037971, C037972, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. Batches M037971, M037972, 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.