Worplesdon, Surrey Family History Guide

Worplesdon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Other places in the parish include: Perry Hill, West End, and Burgham.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1692

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Unitarian.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Compton
  • Woking
  • Merrow
  • Send
  • Wanborough
  • Ash
  • Pirbright
  • Guildford St Nicolas
  • Stoke next Guildford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WORPLESDON, a parish in Guildford district, Surrey; 3 miles NNW of Guildford r. station. It contains four tythings, and part of Wyke chapelry; and it has a post-office under Guildford. Acres, 7,140. Real property, £8,457. Pop. in 1851, 1,549; in 1861, 1,753. Houses, 341. The increase of pop. arose variously from proximity to Aldershot camp, from the operations of the Guildford and Reading railway, and from increase in the number of brick yards. The property is much sub-divided. W. and Burgham manors belong to Earl Onslow. A Roman pavement was found, in 1829, on Broad-Street Common. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £708. Patron, Eton College. The church is good; and a chapel of ease is in Burgham. Dr. Burton, the antiquary, was rector.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Online Records (Free)

England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992

Census returns for Worplesdon, 1841-1891

Births and baptisms, 1823-1837 Independent Church. Perry Hill and Normandy Chapels

Bishop’s transcripts for Worplesdon, 1728-1864

Parish registers for Worplesdon, 1510-1901

Parish registers for Westend, 1878-1928

Parish registers for Wyke, 1847-1961

Court rolls, 1644-1884 Manor of Worplesdon. Court (Surrey)

Log books, 1875-1911 St. Mary’s National School (Worplesdon, Surrey)

Land tax assessments for the parish of Worplesdon, 1780-1831

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Guildford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Stoke
Poor Law Union: Guildford
Hundred: Woking
Province: Canterbury