Malden Surrey Family History Guide

Malden is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey. Chessington is a chapelry of Malden.

Alternative names: Malden with Chessington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1676
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1685

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Surbiton St Mark
  • Cheam
  • Cuddington
  • Long Ditton
  • Merton
  • Morden

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MALDEN, a village and a parish in Kingston district Surrey. The village stands on Hogs-Mill river, near the Leatherhead branch of the Southwestern railway, 3 miles SE of Kingston-on-Thames; and has a post office under Kingston, and a station, called Worcester Park Station, jointly with Coombe, on the railway. The parish comprises 1,272 acres. Real property, £1,986. Pop., 320. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. A college, afterwards removed to Oxford as Merton college, was founded here in 1264, by Walter de Merton, Bishop of Rochester. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Chessington, in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £417. Patron, Merton College, Oxford. The church was partly rebuilt in 1610; retains portions of earlier dates; comprises nave and chancel, with W tower; and a N aisle, added in 1866.

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: Kingston
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey
Diocese: Winchester
Rural Deanery: Ewell
Poor Law Union: Kingston
Hundred: Kingston
Province: Canterbury