Discover your ancestors who got married in Surrey, England, between 1540 and 1841. Explore where and when your relatives got married and whether they got married by banns or licence. Details such as the bride’s last name will enable you to delve into both sides of your family tree.
Each record comprises a transcript of the original register. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• Bride’s first name(s)
• Bride’s last name
• Bride’s parish
• Marriage date
• Marriage year
• Groom’s first name(s)
• Groom’s last name
• Groom’s parish
• By licence or banns
The record set comprises 497,258 records from 167 parishes in Surrey, England.
Surrey is a county in the English southeast. It’s one of the home counties (the counties of the southeast and east of England that surround London). Surrey borders Greater London, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire and Berkshire. The county town of Surrey is Guildford. Surrey is split into 11 districts (ten of which are boroughs), namely, Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking. Three London boroughs (Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth) and parts of Lewisham (Hatcham) and Bromley (Penge) were included in Surrey until 1889, when the administrative county of Surrey was formed. In addition, Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and Richmond upon Thames were part of Surrey until 1965, when Surrey gained Spelthorne from Middlesex. Following the Local Government Act 1972, administrative counties were abolished and replaced by non-metropolitan counties. The boundaries of the non-metropolitan county of Surrey were the same as those of the administrative county, except for Gatwick Airport and some surrounding land, which was moved to West Sussex.
Like any index, this index, made available by West Surrey Family History Society, is a finding aid. There is possibly more information in the original register entry, e.g. occupation, which is not in the index. Particularly after 1754, witness names are included in the original documents but are not in the index. Furthermore, many entries only have a partial date (e.g. year only) so that you will need to consult the original to find this date.