Thorpe, Surrey Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 23:12, 28 October 2012 by Jamiekay (talk | contribs) (added info and links)

Jump to: navigation, search

England  Gotoarrow.png  Surrey Gotoarrow.png  Surrey Parishes Gotoarrow.png  Thorpe

Church records

Online Thorpe, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1802-1846 FamilySearch[1] 1802-1806 FamilySearch[2] 1653-1865 FindMyPast[3]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate records

Surrey will abstracts (1470-1858) are available online at British Origins (£).[4]

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.

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.'[5]

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites


  1. Batch C055831, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  2. Batch M055831, see: Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Surrey, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 2 April 2012.
  3. '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.
  4. 'About Surrey and South London Will Abstracts 1470-1858,', accessed 27 June 2012.
  5. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 341-342. URL: Date accessed: 14 April 2011.