Ash Genealogical Records

Ash Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Ash Baptism Records (1813-1854)

Baptism records from people born in and around Ash between 1813 and 1854. Lists the name of people's parent's and other details.

St Peter, Ash Baptism Records (1813-1912)

Baptism registers record the baptism of those born in and around St Peter, Ash and were subsequently baptised in an Anglican place of worship. They are the primary source of birth details before 1837, though are useful to the present. Records can include name of child, parents' names, residence, occupations and more.

St Peter, Ash Baptism Records (1692-1807)

Baptism registers record the baptism of those born in and around St Peter, Ash and were subsequently baptised in an Anglican place of worship. They are the primary source of birth details before 1837, though are useful to the present. Records can include name of child, parents' names, residence, occupations and more.

St Peter, Ash Baptism Records (1548-1812)

Records of baptism for people born in and around Ash between 1548 and 1812. Details include child's name, parents' names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

Ash Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Ash Marriage Records (1780-1836)

Details on those who married at Ash between 1780 and 1836. Information given may include parents' names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

St Peter, Ash Marriage Records (1754-1937)

Name index linked to original images of the marriage registers of St Peter, Ash. Records document marriages from 1754 to 1937. Details may include a party's age, residence, martial status, father's name and signature.

St Peter, Ash Marriage Records (1692-1754)

Marriage registers are the primary source for marital documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They typically the record marital status and residence of the bride and groom.

Ash Marriages (1550-1837)

Brief notes on marriages that occurred at the church between 1550 and 1837.

Ash Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Ash Burial Records (1813-1854)

Burial registers record burials that occurred at Ash. They are the primary source documenting deaths before 1837, though are useful to the present. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

St Peter, Ash Burial Records (1813-1971)

Burial registers record burials that occurred at St Peter, Ash. They are the primary source documenting deaths before 1837, though are useful to the present.

St Peter, Ash Burial Records (1692-1807)

Records of burial for people buried at St Peter, Ash between 1692 and 1807. Details include the deceased's name, residence and age.

St Peter, Ash Burial Records (1548-1812)

Burial records for people buried at St Peter, Ash between 1548 and 1812. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

Ash Church Records

Ash Parish Registers (1692-1807)

The parish registers of Ash are a collection of books documenting baptisms, marriages and burials from 1692 to 1807.

Ash Parish Registers (1548-1812)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

Surrey Parish Register Index with Images (1538-1812)

An index connected to original images of over 100 early Surrey parish registers. Also includes over 100 registers from Middlesex, Essex and Kent.

Surrey Parish Registers (1533-1812)

The parish registers of Surrey are the primary source for birth, marriage and death details before civil registration (1837). A full index to names with original images of the registers are available between 1533 and 1812. Parish registers can assist tracing a family as far back as 1533.

The County Churches of Surrey (1910)

A dictionary of churches in the county, with particular attention paid to architecture.

Ash Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Surrey Land Tax Records (1780-1832)

An index to almost 2 million names, connected to digital images of registers recording land ownership and occupation. They list the names of owners and occupiers, details of tax assessments and sometimes a description of the property.

Surrey Hearth Tax (1664)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Jury-Qualified Freeholders & Copyholders in Surrey (1696-1824)

Lists containing over 200,000 names of men who were eligible to serve as jurors based on land possession. Digital images of the records may provide details on residence and occupation; names can be searched by an index.

Surrey & London Livery Company Oath Rolls (1695-1696)

A list containing the names of almost 33,000 tradesmen who swore an oath to King William, of Orange.

Ash Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Archdeaconry Court of Surrey Wills & Probate (1660-1858)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Archdeaconry Court of Surrey. These records can help trace families back to the 17th century.

Surrey+ Will Transcripts (1540-1858)

Transcripts of wills, predominately from Surrey, but also other counties in the south east. Names of 10,000s of people occurring in these wills have been indexed.

Bishop's Commissary of Winchester Wills & Probate (1507-1858)

A searchable index connected to images surviving wills and probate documents for the Commissary Court of Bishop of Winchester. These records can help trace families back to the late 15th century.

Surrey & South London Will Abstracts (1470-1856)

Summaries of names mentioned in around 29,000 wills, including relatives and witnesses.

Newspapers Covering Ash

Windsor and Eton Express (1812-1846)

Local news; notices of births, marriages and deaths; business notices; details on the proceedings of public institutions; adverts and a rich tapestry of other local information from the New Windsor district. Every line of text from the newspaper can be searched and images of the original pages viewed.

Reading Mercury (1770-1903)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering local news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Reading area.

Surrey Mirror (1880-1950)

A regional paper including news from the Surrey area, legal & governmental proceedings, family announcements, business notices, advertisements and more.

The Surrey Comet, and General Advertiser (1879)

An affluent newspaper containing civil and legal notices, local news, obituaries, family announcements etc.

Surrey Archaeological Collections (1858-2011)

A journal containing several thousand articles on all manner of structures and antiquities in the county.

Ash Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Ash Cemeteries

Surrey Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Surrey's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribed memorials remembering those connected with the nautical occupations.

Ash Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Surrey (1918)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Surrey (1913)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Surrey (1911)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Surrey (1891)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Post Office Directory of Surrey (1878)

Place-by-place listings of private and commercial residents, supplemented with descriptions of the settlement.

Surrey Quarter Sessions (1780-1820)

An index to 10,000s of names linked to summaries of legal proceedings relating to crimes, licencing, local administration and more.

Jury-Qualified Freeholders & Copyholders in Surrey (1696-1824)

Lists containing over 200,000 names of men who were eligible to serve as jurors based on land possession. Digital images of the records may provide details on residence and occupation; names can be searched by an index.

Surrey Licensed Victuallers (1785-1903)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registers recording public houses that were licenced to operate.

The 1235 Surrey Eyre (1235)

Transcriptions of pleas brought before a court. They largely concern land disputes.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Ash Taxation Records

Surrey Land Tax Records (1780-1832)

An index to almost 2 million names, connected to digital images of registers recording land ownership and occupation. They list the names of owners and occupiers, details of tax assessments and sometimes a description of the property.

Surrey Hearth Tax (1664)

A transcription of records naming those who had taxes levied against them for the privilege of owning a hearth.

Income Tax Payments (1799-1802)

The details of income taxes paid by several thousand individuals and institutions in Surrey and Middlesex.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Ash Land & Property Records

Surrey Land Tax Records (1780-1832)

An index to almost 2 million names, connected to digital images of registers recording land ownership and occupation. They list the names of owners and occupiers, details of tax assessments and sometimes a description of the property.

Jury-Qualified Freeholders & Copyholders in Surrey (1696-1824)

Lists containing over 200,000 names of men who were eligible to serve as jurors based on land possession. Digital images of the records may provide details on residence and occupation; names can be searched by an index.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Ash Occupation & Business Records

Surrey Licensed Victuallers (1785-1903)

Digital images, searchable by a name index, of registers recording public houses that were licenced to operate.

Surrey & London Livery Company Oath Rolls (1695-1696)

A list containing the names of almost 33,000 tradesmen who swore an oath to King William, of Orange.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

Lost Pubs of Surrey (1750-Present)

Short histories of former public houses, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

Ash School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Ash

Victoria County History: Surrey (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Surrey Families (1066-1837)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Surrey's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ash Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

Victoria County History: Surrey (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

Pedigrees of Surrey Families (1066-1837)

Hand-draw genealogical charts covering Surrey's gentry. Includes descriptions of coats of arms.

The Visitation of Surrey: 1662-68 (1000-1668)

Pedigrees compiled from a mid 17th century heraldic visitation of Surrey. This work records the lineage, descendants and marriages of families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Surrey Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Surrey's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

Ash Military Records

Surrey Recruitment Registers (1908-1933)

Transcriptions of 85,000 attestation documents for men who signed up for military service in Surrey. Records contain details on a conscripts age, place of birth, occupation, physical description and more.

Surrey WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Surrey, with some service details.

Surrey WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Surrey, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

Ash Immigration & Travel Records

Passenger Lists Leaving UK (1890-1960)

A name index connected to original images of passenger lists recording people travelling from Britain to destinations outside Europe. Records may detail a passenger's age or date of birth, residence, occupation, destination and more.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists (1878-1960)

A full index of passenger lists for vessels arriving in the UK linked to original images. Does not include lists from vessels sailing from European ports. Early entries can be brief, but later entries may include dates of births, occupations, home addresses and more. Useful for documenting immigration.

Alien Arrivals in England (1810-1869)

Details on over 600,000 non-British citizens arriving in England. Often includes age and professions. Useful for discerning the origin of immigrants.

17th Century British Emigrants to the U.S. (1600-1700)

Details on thousands of 17th century British immigrants to the U.S., detailing their origins and nature of their immigration.

Migration from North America to Britain & Ireland (1858-1870)

A list of over 40,000 passengers traveling from North America to the British Isles. Details of passengers may include: occupation, nationality, gender, age, martial status, class, destination, and details of the vessel they sailed on.

Ash Histories & Books

Surrey Archaeological Collections (1858-2011)

A journal containing several thousand articles on all manner of structures and antiquities in the county.

Victoria County History: Surrey (1086-1900)

A detailed history of the county's hundreds, parishes and religious houses.

A Topographical History of Surrey (0-1850)

A sprawling historical work, describing the county and its settlements. It contains around 1.2 million words across five volumes.

The County Churches of Surrey (1910)

A dictionary of churches in the county, with particular attention paid to architecture.

Ideal Homes (900-2000)

Histories of south-east London suburbs, supplemented with maps and photographs.

Biographical Directories Covering Ash

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Church of England Clergy Database (1500-1835)

A database of CoE clergy, giving details of their education of service. Contains references to source documents. Also contains profiles of various church institutions.

Ash Maps

Surrey Ordnance Survey Maps (2011-Present)

Extremely detailed maps, charting features from roads to drains. Includes property boundaries.

Trigonometrical Map of Surrey (1874)

A map plotting settlements, roads, railways and parks.

Surrey Parish Map (1837)

A map delineating the boundaries of the counties parishes, areas designated by the church of England.

Roque's Map of Surrey (1768)

A very detailed map of the county, which charts features down to individual fields.

Maps of Surrey (1582-1899)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ash Reference Works

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

British Family Mottoes (1189-Present)

A dictionary of around 9,000 mottoes for British families who had right to bear arms.

Ash Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

ASH is an extensive parish on the borders of Hampshire, with two stations on the Farnham and Alton branch of the South Western railway and two on the Reading, Guildford and Reigate branch of the South Eastern railway, 8 miles west from Guildford, 3 ¾ north-east from Farnham, 2 ½ from Aldershot, 36 from London, in the North Western division of the county, first division of Woking hundred, Guildford petty sessional division, Farnham union and county court district, rural deanery of Guildford, archdeaconry of Surrey and diocese of Winchester. The church of St. Peter, originally Norman, is a building of flint, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, south aisle, south porch, and a western tower with spire reaching a height of 100 feet and containing 5 bells: the oldest part of the church is the south porch, which is Late Norman: in the nave is a modern screen, a copy of an older one; and an arcade of two arches, with a screen separates the chancel from the south aisle: the chancel windows are Decorated and Early English: there are two pre-Reformation brasses to the Manory family: the south aisle was formerly the nave of the old church, and is divided from the original chancel at the east end by a very fine arch of chalk: the old chancel retains a piscina: the church was thoroughly restored in 1865, at a cost of £3,000, and has 300 sittings. The register dates from the year 1580. The living is a rectory, average yearly value from tithe rent-charge £338, with residence and 5 acres of glebe, in the gift of Winchester College, and held since 1883 by the Rev. Albert Octavius Walsh M.A. of Queen’s College, Oxford. A temporary iron church, dedicated to St. Mary, was erected at Ash vale in 1885, at a cost of £360. There are Wesleyan and Congregational chapels in Ash vale, and a Wesleyan chapel in Ash street. The charities amount to £25 yearly for bread. The Basingstoke Canal is 1 mile distant. To the north are large commons and downs; to the south the chalk range. The manor of Ash belonged to the Abbey of Chertsey and came into the hands of Henry VIII. when he took their estates: it was afterwards granted to the College of St. Mary at Winchester, to which it now belongs. The principal landowners are Winchester College, Arthur Whieldon esq. and H. M. Chester esq. The soil is in some parts sandy, covered with heath, in others clay, and very fertile; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and mangolds. The parish contains 4,784 acres; the rateable value is £12,516; the population in 1881 was 1,926. Part of this parish is in Wyke ecclesiastical parish.

Schools: —

National (mixed), built in 1847, for 200 children; average attendance, 145.

National, Ash common; number on roll, 100; average attendance, 80.

The South Western Railway Co. have also running powers over the South Eastern line through Ash Church station, in connection with the Aldershot & Portsmouth service.

Kelly's Directory of Surrey (1891)

Surnames Found in Ash

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Deedman442.28
2Robinson402.07
3Smith301.55
4Taylor271.40
5Marshall261.34
6Trussler241.24
7Harwood231.19
8Chandler231.19
9Horne201.03
10Mansfield201.03
11Denyer180.93
12West170.88
13Collyer170.88
14Wheeler160.83
15Cole160.83
16Hogsflesh150.78
17Williams150.78
18Stedman150.78
19Callingham150.78
20Brown140.72
21Waters140.72
22Freakes140.72
23Miller130.67
24Goddard130.67
25Edwards120.62
26Green120.62
27Bowyer110.57
28Rogers110.57
29Dolley110.57
30Lee110.57
31Cranham110.57
32Miles110.57
33Hill110.57
34Kircher100.52
35Cooper100.52
36Annett100.52
37Baker100.52
38Freeman100.52
39Piggott100.52
40Brooke100.52
41Grant90.47
42Tupper90.47
43Hersey90.47
44Johnson90.47
45Bateman90.47
46Bosley90.47
47Boxall90.47
48Potter90.47
49Parker90.47
50Tharmsworth90.47
51Sherring90.47
52Biddell90.47
53Kersley90.47
54Sumner80.41
55Hind80.41
56Kercher80.41
57Lodge80.41
58Turvill80.41
59Mearing80.41
60Young80.41
61Burnett80.41
62Trow80.41
63Woodman80.41
64Lawrence80.41
65Breakspear80.41
66Hunt80.41
67Knight80.41
68Fairchild80.41
69Hawley80.41
70Mitchell80.41
71Stevens80.41
72Banfield80.41
73Huntingford70.36
74Field70.36
75Denton70.36
76Kerridge70.36
77Hone70.36
78Norman70.36
79Duley70.36
80Warner70.36
81Stonard70.36
82Abbott70.36
83Walker70.36
84Alexander70.36
85Carter70.36
86Hebburn70.36
87Colyer70.36
88Chilton70.36
89Stent70.36
90Hollis70.36
91Fountain70.36
92McNamara70.36
93Shelly70.36
94Hawkins70.36
95Friday70.36
96Faggetter70.36
97Methwen70.36
98Cox70.36
99Pusey70.36
100Walden60.31