Parts of the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Merton St. Mary the Virgin were moved into new ecclesiastical parishesan 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
Raynes Park (1907);
Merton St. John the Divine (1928)
and Merton St. James (1951).
There are around 45 names for war graves and just over 600 other names for St Mary the Virgin in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index.
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West Surrey Family History Society CD12(Surrey Marriage Index to 1837 - 4th edition November 2010) has marriage records for Merton St Mary the Virgin from 1560 to 1837.
WSFHS CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for Merton St Mary the Virgin from 1559 to 1865.
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The church is in the Church of England Diocese of Southwark. The Southwark Diocesan Record Office for churches and parishes in the modern administrative county of Surrey, and those London Boroughs that were in Surrey until 1965, is the Surrey History Centre.
This is where you should find any surviving parish registers,
Merton is a locality within the London Borough of Merton.
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.
The Merton Index will show you all the churches and cemeteries we know of in the London Borough of Merton. If we have missed any or you are looking for a church or graveyard that might no longer exist do please let us know using the email at the bottom of this page
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