Newdigate, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

NEWDIGATE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Dorking, partly in the First division of the hundred of Reigate, but chiefly in the Second division of the hundred of Copthorne and Effingham, E. and W. divisions of Surrey, 5¾ miles (S. S. E.) from Dorking; containing 552 inhabitants. The ancient family of Newdegate, or Newdigate, had lands here as early as the reign of John, and one of its members, William de Newdegate, was sheriff of the county in 1370: the family continued to hold the property until the beginning of the 17th century. The parish comprises 4027 acres, one-fifth meadow, one-fifth wood, and the remainder arable; it is situated near the border of Sussex, and east of the Dorking and Horsham road. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £8. 18. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown: the tithes have been commuted for £580, and the glebe comprises 4 acres. The church is a small irregular building, with a belfry of unique construction. A school is endowed with land producing £20 per annum: there is a small exhibition for four years to Trinity College, Cambridge.

From: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel A. Lewis (1848), pp. 389-393. URL: Date accessed: 30 November 2010.


Civil Registration

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