East Molesey was originally a ChapelryA Chapel of Ease within an Anglican Parish, or a chapel in an outlying area of the parish that is more convenient for parishioners to attend in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Kingston upon Thames.
It became a separate ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England around 1769.
Part of East Molesey St Mary’s parish became the new ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of East Molesey St Paul in 1865. The district seems to have been known occasionally as Kent Town after the original developer of the area, Francis Jackson Kent.
There are around 110 names for East Molesey in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index. St Mary’s churchyard was closed to new burials by an Order made in 1861.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for East Molesey St. Mary the Virgin (formerly St. Lawrence) from 1681 to 1892
WSFHS CD 13(The Elmbridge Collection) has baptismal records for East Molesey St. Mary the Virgin (formerly St. Lawrence) from 1668 to 1840, Burials from 1668 to 1865 and Marriages from 1695 to 1837
WSFHS CD 15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for East Molesey St. Paul from 1856 to 1876
WSFHS CD 24(A 2nd Collection of Surrey Baptisms not in The IGI) has baptismal records for East Molesey Methodist Church from 1861 to 1877
WSFHS CD 28 Ancient Parishes in the Kingston District) has baptismal records for East Molesey St. Mary the Virgin (formerly St. Lawrence) from 1668 to 1840; Marriages from 1695 to 1837 and Burials 1681 to 1861;
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The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Guildford. The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving registers for this parish, is the Surrey History Centre.
East Molesey is in the Elmbridge District of Surrey
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., jr.. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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