Surrey Churches Index



A guide to Churches and Graveyards in Surrey for family historians

Shere St. James

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There are over 900 names in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index dating from the 1720s to modern times
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Part of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Shere was merged into 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 Holmbury St Mary in 1878.

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WSFHS CD10 (The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Shere St James from 1546 to 1865.

WSFHS CD15 (Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Shere St James from 1602 to 1812.

WSFHS CD30 (Ancient Parishes in the Guildford District - Transcriptions and Indexes. September 2012) has baptismal records for Shere St James from 1547-1840; and burial records from 1546-1840

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The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving parish registers, is the Surrey History Centre.


Shere is a (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]
in the Guildford District of 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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