St. Francis church was originally built as a school ca. 1843 and converted to a church towards the end of the 19th century.
St. Francis was a licensed place of worship within the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Guildford St. Nicolas.
There are around 220 names from St. Nicolas in the Index to the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Library. West Surrey Family History Society has a list of names for the churchyard, and an extract from Alfred Bax's notes for St Nicolas Churchyard taken in 1907.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD8 (The The Guildford Collection) has marriage records for Guildford St. Nicolas from to 1837; Baptisms to 1840 and Burials to 1865.
West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Guildford St. Nicolas from 1561 to 1865
West Surrey Family History Society CD30(Ancient Parishes in the Guildford District) has Baptismal records for Guildford St. Nicolas from 1562 to 1840, Marriages from 1561 to 1837 and Burial records from 1561 to 1865,
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St. Francis is in the (civil) parisha Civil Parish is the bottom most tier of local government in England Sometimes called Town Councils in urban areas
[NB Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have different systems of local government] of Artington in the Borough of Guildford in Surrey
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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