Thursley, Surrey Family History Guide

Thursley is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Surrey, created in 1850 from chapelry in Witley Ancient Parish.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1613
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1692

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Milford
  • Peper Harow
  • Chiddingfold
  • Haslemere
  • Frensham
  • Elstead
  • Witley
  • Shottermill

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

THURSLEY, a parish, with a village, in Hambledon district, Surrey; 3½ miles W of Witley r. station, and 5½ SW of Godalming. It has a post-office under Godalming. Acres, 4,348. Real property, £2,968. Pop., 505. Houses, 153. Cosford House is the seat of Col. Hare. The parish itself, and Thunder hill, not far from the village, are believed to have got their name from associations with The Scandinavian deity Thor or Thunor.  The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £85. Patron, the Rev. J. Chandler. The church was restored in 1842. There are an Independent chapel of 1865, a national school, and charities £8.

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