Wonersh, Surrey Family History Guide

Wonersh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1539
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1587

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shalford
  • Hascombe
  • Albury
  • Cranleigh
  • Bramley
  • St Martha
  • Dunsfold
  • Ewhurst

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WONERSH, a parish, with a village, in Hambledon district, Surrey; on the Arun and Wey canal, 3¼ miles SSE of Guildford r. station. It has a post-office under Guildford. Acres, 4,427. Real property, £5,988. Pop. in 1851, 1,280; in 1861, 1,438. Houses, 285. W. Park is the seat of Lord Grantley; W. Lodge, of G. T. Beanchamp, Esq.; and Lostiford House, of Ede, Esq. Blue cloth for the Canary islands was once manufactured; and some brick-yards and a cocoanut matting factory were recently established. Remains of an ancient camp are on a hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £187. Patron, Lord Grantley. The church is good; and there are a slightly endowed school, and charities £89.

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: Blackheath (Surrey)
Province: Canterbury