Discover your ancestors who got married in Surrey, England, between 1540 and 1841. Explore where and when your relatives got married and whether they got married by banns or licence. Details such as the bride’s last name will enable you to delve into both sides of your family tree.
Each record contains the transcription of an original parish record. A small number of records will also provide you with an image. The information contained varies but you could be able to find out the following about your ancestor:
• Bride’s first name(s)
• Bride’s last name
• Bride’s parish
• Marriage date
• Marriage year
• Groom’s first name(s)
• Groom’s last name
• Groom’s parish
• By licence or banns
The records with images were provided by The National Archives and created by the College of Arms, the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand. The records will provide you with details found in the original parish register.
The record set contains over 750,000 records from 178 parishes in Surrey, England.
Surrey is a county in the English southeast. It’s one of the home counties (the counties of the southeast and east of England that surround London). Surrey borders Greater London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire. The county town of Surrey is Guildford. Surrey is split into 11 districts (ten of which are boroughs), namely, Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. Three London boroughs (Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth) and parts of Lewisham (Hatcham) and Bromley (Penge) were included in Surrey until 1889, when the administrative county of Surrey was formed. In addition, Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and Richmond upon Thames were part of Surrey until 1965, when Surrey gained Spelthorne from Middlesex. Following the Local Government Act 1972, administrative counties were abolished and replaced by non-metropolitan counties. The boundaries of the non-metropolitan county of Surrey were the same as those of the administrative county, except for Gatwick Airport and some surrounding land, which was moved to West Sussex.
Like any index, this index, made available by West Surrey Family History Society, is a finding aid. There is possibly more information in the original register entry, e.g. occupation, which is not in the index. Particularly after 1754, witness names are included in the original documents but are not in the index. Furthermore, many entries only have a partial date (e.g. year only) so that you will need to consult the original to find this date.