Tandridge, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'TANDRIDGE (St. Peter), parish,in the union of Godstone, First division of the hundred of Tandridge, E. division of Surrey, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Godstone; containing 674 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the road from Guildford, by Godstone, to Maidstone; and the South-Eastern railway passes through it, south of Tilbusta Hill. Towards the north and south, the soil is clayey; in the middle, sandy. There are some good residences. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £80; patron, C. H. Turner, Esq. The tithes have been commuted for £97. The church is an ancient edifice, with a tower surmounted by a spire of wood. A priory of Augustine canons, in honour of St. James, to which Odo de Damartin was a great benefactor, was founded in the time of Richard I., and at the Dissolution had possessions valued at £86. 7. 6. per annum. In the grounds of the priory are the lids of two stone coffins dug up here. In 1828 some silver and copper coins of Julius Cæsar and other Roman emperors were found.'[1]

The church of St Peter dates from the 12th century and has been designated as a grade I listed building by English Heritage British listed building

The Yew tree which stands in the churchyard is reputed to have caused the church to be built in it's present position due to the extent of its root system.


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 Tandridge, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1800-1861 FamilySearch[2]

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Census records

See Surrey Census

Poor Law Unions

Godstone Poor Law Union,Surrey

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.


Tandridge St Peter Churchyard database at Find A Grave. (19+ entries)

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 297-300.
  2. Batch C044321, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.