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Revision as of 17:33, 26 January 2012

England  Gotoarrow.png  Surrey Gotoarrow.png  Surrey Parishes

Parish History

THORPE (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Windsor, Second division of the hundred of Godley, W. division of Surrey, 2 miles (S. W. by S.) from Staines; containing 532 inhabitants. The manor appears to have been held under the abbots of Chertsey in the 15th century, by a family named Thorpe: after the Dissolution, Queen Elizabeth granted the lands to Sir John Wolley, her Latin secretary. The parish comprises 1495a. 3r. 2p., of which 700 acres were inclosed in 1806; the surface is level, and the soil of good quality. Thorpe is situated on the river Thames, between the Great Western and the London and South-Western railways, from each of which it is about five miles distant. The living is a vicarage, valued in the king's books at £5. 13. 4., and in the patronage of the Crown, with a net income of £141; impropriator, the Rev. H. Leigh Bennett. The great tithes have been commuted for £115, and those of the vicar for £70: there are 10 acres of glebe. The church is a very old edifice, with a tower of brick covered with ivy, and contains some ancient monuments.

From: Samuel A. Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 341-342. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51338 Date accessed: 14 April 2011.

Resources

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

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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

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Web sites

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