West Molesey, Surrey Family History Guide

West Molesey is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Surrey, created in 1726 from chapelry in Walton-on-Thames Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: West Moulsey

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1729
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1685

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hampton
  • East Molesey
  • Walton-on-Thames
  • Sunbury on Thames

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MOLESEY, or MOULSEY (WEST), a village and a parish in Kingston district, Surrey. The village stands near the river Thames, 1¼ mile W by N of Hampton Court r. station, and 3¾ W by S of Kingston; is a small but pleasant place; and has a post office under Kingston, London, SW. The parish comprises 650 acres. Real property, £2,824. Pop., 459. Houses, 98. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Lord Hotham and Lady Berkeley. Molesey Grove was, for many years, the residence of the Right Hon. J. Wilson Croker. There are several other good residences, and some market gardens. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £100. Patron, Mrs. Croker. The church was rebuilt in 1843, and enlarged in 1860; retains the tower of a previous edifice; comprises N aisle, and chancel; and contains a later English font. Charities about £30.

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: Elmbridge
Province: Canterbury