Surrey Churches Index



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Mortlake St. Mary the Virgin

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Mortlake was originally 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 Wimbledon St.Mary. It seems to have been separated and rejoined at various times over the years and finally became a separate parish sometime around 1860.

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has around 1,175 names for Mortlake St. Mary the Virgin. The dates range from ca. 1486 to 1986.


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Parts of the 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 Mortlake were merged into the new Richmond parishes of St Luke (1890) and Christ Church(1894).

The modern 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 Mortlake includes All Saints East Sheen and Christ Church East Sheen

St Mary the Virgin is a few minutes walk away from the Roman Catholic church of St Mary Magdelene


West Surrey Family History Society CD10(The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Mortlake St Mary the Virgin from 1599 to 1865.

WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Mortlake St Mary the Virgin from 1677 to 1812 and 1845 to 1875.

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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,


Mortlake is a district in the London Borough of Richmond.


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 Richmond Index will show you all the churches and cemeteries we know of in that part of the London Borough of Richmond which was in the Ancient County of Surreythe Ancient County means Surrey before the administrative counties were created in 1889.

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