Compton, Surrey Family History Guide

Compton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1639
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1692

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Wanborough
  • Farncombe
  • Guildford St Nicolas
  • Worplesdon
  • Shackleford
  • Godalming

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COMPTON, a parish in Guildford district, Surrey; under Hogs Back hill, near the Alton and the Godalming railways, 3½ miles SW by W of Guildford. It has a post office under Guildford. Acres, 1,971. Real property, £3,216. Pop., 502. Houses, 104. The property is divided among a few. The manor was early annexed to the honour of Windsor, but soon divided into several parts. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £380. Patron, J. M. Molyneux. The church is late Norman, with additions down to debased perpendicular; has a chapel over the chancel; and was recently repaired. Charities, £13.

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: Guildford
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Stoke
Poor Law Union: Guildford
Hundred: Godalming
Province: Canterbury