Merrow Genealogical Records

Merrow 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.

Merrow Baptism Records (1813-1863)

Records of baptism for people born in and around Merrow between 1813 and 1863. Details include child's name, parent's names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

St John, Merrow Baptism Records (1813-1912)

Baptism registers document the baptism and sometimes birth of people in and around St John, Merrow. They list parent's names - their occupations, residence and sometimes other details.

St John, Merrow Baptism Records (1544-1812)

Baptism registers are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date a child was baptised, their parent's names, occupations, residence and more.

Surrey Baptism Index with Images (1538-1812)

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

Merrow Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

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.

Merrow Marriage Records (1801-1845)

Details on those who married at Merrow between 1801 and 1845. Information given may include parent's names, ages, marital status, abode and more.

St John, Merrow Marriage Records (1754-1937)

Marriage registers are the primary source for marital documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They typically record marital status and residence. Details may also be given on a party's parents, age and parish of origin.

St John, Merrow Marriage Records (1544-1754)

Marriage registers record Anglican marriages in St John, Merrow. They are the primary marriage document before 1837 and contain the same details as marriage certificates from then on. They typically record residence and marital status, though may contain ages and father's names.

Surrey Marriage Index with Images (1538-1812)

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

Merrow 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.

Merrow Burial Records (1813-1863)

Name index linked to original images of the burial registers of Merrow. Records document an individual's date of death and/or burial, age and residence. Some records may contain the names of relations, cause of death and more.

St John, Merrow Burial Records (1813-1953)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

St John, Merrow Burial Records (1544-1812)

Name index linked to original images of the burial registers of St John, Merrow. Records document an individual's date of death and/or burial, age residence and more.

St John the Evangelist, Merrow Burial Records (1537-1865)

An index of burials recorded at St John the Evangelist, Merrow_. The index includes the name of the deceased, the date of burial, age (where available) and occasionally other notes.

Merrow Church Records

Merrow Parish Registers (1544-1812)

The parish registers of Merrow provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1544 to 1812. Parish registers 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.

London, Middlesex & Surrey CoE Confirmation Records (1850-1921)

Confirmations are Church of England ceremonies conducted by Bishops that affirm one's commitment to the doctrines of the church. These records contain the names of those confirmed, their age, date of baptism & confirmation, address and sometimes other details. The records are indexed by name and connected to images of the original registers.

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.

Merrow 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 Hearth Tax (1664)

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

1901 British Census (1901)

The 1901 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.

1891 British Census (1891)

The 1891 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.

1881 British Census (1881)

The 1881 census provides details on an individual's age, residence and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows for searches on multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Merrow 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.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Merrow

Windsor and Eton Express (1839)

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.

Surrey Mirror (1881-1914)

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 Advertiser (1835-1867)

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

The Daily Herald (1926)

A London newspaper that later became The Sun.

Merrow 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.

Merrow 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.

Maritime Memorials (1588-1950)

Several thousand transcribe memorials of those connected with the nautical occupations.

Rail & Canal Photographs Catalog (1880-1970)

A searchable database of photographs relating to railways and canals in Britain.

Merrow 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.

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.

Home Office Prison Calendars (1868-1929)

Records of over 300,000 prisoners held by quarter sessions in England & Wales. Records may contain age, occupation, criminal history, offence and trial proceedings.

Central Criminal Court After-trial Calendars (1855-1931)

Over 175,000 records detailing prisoner's alleged offences and the outcome of their trial. Contains genealogical information.

Prison Hulk Registers (1802-1849)

From the late 18th century many prisoners in Britain were kept on decommissioned ships known as hulks. This collection contains nearly 50 years of registers for various ships. Details given include: prisoner's name, date received, age, year of birth and conviction details.

England & Wales Criminal Registers (1791-1892)

This collection lists brief details on 1.55 million criminal cases in England and Wales between 1791 and 1892. Its primary use is to locate specific legal records, which may give further details on the crime and the accused. Details may include the accused's age, nature of crime, location of trial and sentence. Early records can contain a place of birth.

Merrow Taxation Records

Surrey Hearth Tax (1664)

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

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.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Index to Death Duty Registers (1796-1903)

An index to wills and administrations that incurred a death duty tax. The index can be used to order documents that give a brief abstract of the will and details on the duty. It can be used as a make-shift probate index.

Merrow Land & Property Records

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.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

Red Book of the Exchequer (1066-1230)

A compilation of records from the Court of the Exchequer primarily dealing with taxes and land. These records are in Latin.

Return of Owners of Land England (1873)

A list of landowners in England giving their primary residence, extent of their land and estimated yearly rental.

Merrow Occupation & Business Records

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.

UK Medical Registers (1859-1959)

Books listing doctors who were licensed to operate in Britain and abroad. Contains doctor's residencies, qualification and date of registration.

Railway Employment Records (1833-1963)

A rich collection of records documenting those who worked for railway companies that were later absorbed by the government. Records include: staff registers, station transfers, pensions, accident records, apprentice records, caution books, and memos. Records may include date of birth, date of death and name of father.

Merrow 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.

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.

Dissenting Academy Database (1660-1860)

Histories of schools operated by non-conformist clergy.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Merrow

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.

Merrow 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.

Merrow 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.

Merrow 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.

Merrow Histories & Books

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.

Surrey Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Surrey.

Surrey Windmills (1998-Present)

An index of windmills in the county, with brief notes and some photographs.

British Church Albums (1990-Present)

Photographs of churches of all denominations throughout England and part of Wales.

Biographical Directories Covering Merrow

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.

Merrow Maps

Maps of Surrey (1582-1899)

Digital images of maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

Merrow 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.

Merrow Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Guildford diocese
      • Surrey archdeaconry
        • Stoke deanery

    Historical Description

    MERROW is a small village and parish, pleasantly situated on the road from Guildford to Leatherhead, about 2 miles north-east from Guildford, in the North Western division of the county, hundred of Woking, Guildford petty sessional division and union, Guildford and Godalming county court district, rural deanery of Guildford, archdeaconry of Surrey and diocese of Winchester. The church of St. John the Evangelist is a building in the Norman and Later styles, consisting of chancel and nave, aisles, divided from the nave on either side by three circular arches resting on cylindrical piers, north porch, and a massive western tower with shingled spire containing a clock and 3 bells: the east end of the south aisle was formerly the burying-place of the Onslow family: the north porch, and the piers and arches of the south aisle are Norman, the windows contain tracery of the Early English and Decorated styles: the church was rebuilt on the old foundations in 1842, and restored, and a north aisle added in 1881, at a cost of over £1,000, and has 394 sittings, 189 being free. The register dates from the year 1545. The living is a rectory, gross yearly value from tithe rent-charge £250, with residence, in the gift of the Earl of Onslow, and held since 1884 by the Rev. Luke Robert Flood M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. Here is a Congregational chapel and a reading room. The charities amount to £12 yearly for bread. A large portion of this parish consists of open downs, of which “Newland’s corner,” where several roads converge and from which magnificent views are obtainable, and “Fairyland,” are attractive spots. At the time of the Domesday Survey this parish seems to have been part of Stoke, and in the “Testa de Nevil” it appears that some portion of it was royal demesne: the central portion of the village is the property of Miss Thrupp, of Merrow House; the remaining portion belongs to the Earl of Onslow, who is lord of the manor. Merrow Grange is the residence of Lord Algernon Malcolm Arthur Percy M.A., J.P. and Upland is the residence of Col. James Lidderdale. The soil is light; subsoil, gravel and chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and roots. The area is 1,592 acres; rateable value, £6,403; the population is about 1,000.

    Schools

    National School (mixed & infants), erected in 1853, & enlarged in 1886, for 180 children; average attendance, 150.

    Infants’ School, New Down road, built in 1884, for 63 children; average attendance, 58.

    Kelly's Directory of Surrey (1891)

    Surnames Found in Merrow

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Smith172.86
    2Day172.86
    3Woods172.86
    4May111.85
    5Oliver101.68
    6Styles101.68
    7Harrison101.68
    8Watkins101.68
    9Wixon91.51
    10Butler91.51
    11Larby91.51
    12Vicary81.34
    13Cates81.34
    14Bowles81.34
    15Tredgett81.34
    16Young81.34
    17Bridger81.34
    18Boxall71.18
    19Harms71.18
    20Cole71.18
    21Blake71.18
    22Lynn71.18
    23Hoskins71.18
    24Swayne71.18
    25Burchatt71.18
    26Grover61.01
    27Hopkins61.01
    28Curtis61.01
    29Tredcroft61.01
    30Court61.01
    31Letts61.01
    32Pullen61.01
    33Newton61.01
    34Dyer61.01
    35Harvey61.01
    36Pratt50.84
    37Searle50.84
    38Bowler50.84
    39Gould50.84
    40Tunnell50.84
    41Curtiss50.84
    42Papworth50.84
    43Martin50.84
    44Denford50.84
    45Stone50.84
    46Elsley50.84
    47Trigg50.84
    48Dearing40.67
    49Stenning40.67
    50Ricketts40.67
    51Denby40.67
    52Parnell40.67
    53Hall40.67
    54Reeve40.67
    55Standage40.67
    56Imms30.50
    57Brownjohn30.50
    58Broad30.50
    59Tickner30.50
    60Antlett30.50
    61Euden30.50
    62Futvoye30.50
    63Bustard30.50
    64Hyde30.50
    65Campbell30.50
    66Wood30.50
    67Bell20.34
    68Morgan20.34
    69Alexander20.34
    70Covey20.34
    71Bailey20.34
    72Thrupp20.34
    73Armstrong20.34
    74Hitchcock20.34
    75Lee20.34
    76Steeds20.34
    77Simpson20.34
    78Newman20.34
    79Plank20.34
    80Woolrich20.34
    81Skilling20.34
    82Daws20.34
    83Lawrence20.34
    84Kelsall20.34
    85Cranford20.34
    86Bolton20.34
    87Dickey20.34
    88Hart20.34
    89Keel20.34
    90Powell20.34
    91Percy20.34
    92Burt20.34
    93Scotland20.34
    94Hillyer20.34
    95Giles20.34
    96Hamshere20.34
    97Peters20.34
    98Webb20.34
    99Rodd20.34
    100Matthews20.34

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census