Sanderstead, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'SANDERSTEAD (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Croydon, First division of the hundred of Wallington, E. division of Surrey, 3 miles (S. S. E.) from Croydon; containing 264 inhabitants. The parish is pleasantly situated, and is intersected by the London and Brighton railway. It comprises by measurement 2195 acres, of which 310 are meadow and pasture, 270 woodland, and the remainder arable. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £7; patron, A. D. Wigsell, Esq.: the tithes have been commuted for £456, and the glebe consists of 19 acres. The church is an ancient edifice, with a low tower surmounted by a spire, and contains some interesting details; the chancel was nearly rebuilt in 1832, at the expense of the Rev. J. Courtney. Purley House, here, was the residence of John Home Tooke, author of the treatise on English Grammar, called from that circumstance The Diversions of Purley.'[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 Sanderstead Parish Register Images and Indexes
1679, 1800-1812 Ancestry baptisms, marriages, and burials[2]
1813-1844 Ancestry[3] 1800-1842 Ancestry[4] 1813-1844 Ancestry[5]
Indexes 1564-1774 FindMyPast[6]
1780-1812 Ancestry[7]

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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. Samuel A. Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) at
  2. London, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1538-1812, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as All Saints, Sanderstead in Croydon Borough. Marriages from 1800 to 1812 are not included in this database. Partially indexed.
  3. London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Sanderstead in Croydon Borough. Partially indexed.
  4. London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Sanderstead in Croydon Borough. Partially indexed.
  5. London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980, courtesy: Ancestry ($). Described as Sanderstead in Croydon Borough. Partially indexed.
  6. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  7. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm