Chessington, Surrey Family History Guide

Chessington is a chapelry of Malden Ancient Parish in Surrey.

Alternative names: Malden and Chessington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1656
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1692

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Cobham
  • Stoke D'Abernon
  • Epsom
  • Norbiton
  • Ewell
  • Leatherhead
  • Long Ditton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Chessington, a parish in Epsom district, Surrey; 2 miles SSE of Esher and Claremont r. station, and 3¾ S of Kingston-on-Thames. Post-town, Kingston-on-Thames. Acres, 1,229. Real property, £1,729. Pop., 219. Houses, 44. The property is divided among a few. Chessington Hall, now a farm-house, was the residence of Samuel Crisp, the author of the tragedy "Virginia," and often visited by Dr. Burney. An artificial mound, now covered with wood, bears the name of Castle Hill, and seems to have been the site of an ancient fortification. Roman coins have been found near it. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Malden, in the diocese of Winchester. The church is early English; was restored in 1854; and contains a monument of S. Crisp.

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


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Surrey
Civil Registration District: Epsom
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Epsom
Hundred: Copthorne
Province: Canterbury