Capel, Surrey Family History Guide

Capel is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1693

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

Adjacent Parishes

  • Holmwood
  • Leigh
  • Warnham
  • Dorking
  • Rusper
  • Newdigate
  • Ockley
  • Coldharbour

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAPEL, a parish and a subdistrict in Dorking district, Surrey. The parish lies 5 miles NW by N of Faygate r. station, and 6 S of Dorking; and has a post office under Dorking. Acres, 5,522. Real property, £4,566. Pop., 1,074. Houses, 201. The property is divided among a few. Part of the surface is moorish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester-Value, £84. Patron, Charles Webb, Esq. The church is good. The vicarage of Cold Harbour is a separate benefice. There are a Quakers' meeting house, a national school, and charities £15.-The subdistrict contains five parishes. Pop., 4,094.

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

Parish Records


Online Records (Free)

England, Surrey Parish Registers, 1536-1992

Census returns for Capel, 1841-1891

Statistical census of 1841 (no names)

Bishop's transcripts for Capel, 1693-1870

Parish registers for Capel, 1653-1950

Parish registers for Cold-Harbour, 1848-1935

Parish registers for Holmwood, 1838-1969

Transcripts of parish registers of Capel, Surrey, England, 1657-1822 Author:
Challen, W. H. (William Harold); Church of England. Parish Church of Capel (Surrey)

Church rates, 1844, 1863-1867

Poor law and vestry records, 1748-1883

Log books, 1873-1911 Cold-Harbour Infants and Free Church of England Schools (Cold-Harbour, Surrey)

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

Poor law and vestry records, 1748-1883


Vision of Britain historical maps


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