Woodmansterne, Surrey Genealogy

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Parish History

'WOODMANSTERNE (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Croydon, First division of the hundred of Wallington, E. division of Surrey, 5 miles (E. by S.) from Epsom; containing 269 inhabitants. This parish, also called Woodmanstone or Woodmansthorne, comprises by measurement 1553 acres, of which 1099 are arable, 196 meadow and pasture, 118 woodland, and 91 down. The surface is elevated, richly embellished ¦with wood, and enlivened with several pools of water, one of which, near the church, is named Mere Pond. In the grounds of the Oaks, at one time an inn, but converted into a hunting-seat by Gen. Burgoyne, is an old beech-tree remarkable for its boughs having grown fast to one another. Shortes House, in the parish; is a very ancient building with curiously-carved wainscoting. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £11. 7. 6., and in the patronage of the Crown; net income, £301. The church is a neat edifice.'[1]


Civil Registration

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Church records

Online Woodmansterne, Surrey Genealogy Parish Register Images and Indexes
Indexes 1586-1775 FindMyPast[2]
1790-1843 Ancestry[3]

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Census records

Probate records

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  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 657-661. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51426 Date accessed: 14 April 2011.
  2. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' Origins.net (WayBack Machine), accessed 27 March 2012.
  3. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm