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Milford Cemetery

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The Milford cemetery is maintained by the Witley Parish Council and was opened in the early part of the 20th century.
Friends of Surrey Cemeteries (Surrey Cemeteries: a survey, 2012):

Haslemere Road A286. Opened c 1911 area c 3 acres. Gatehouse. Arched entrance.Witley PC. 01483 411957. SHC P29/3/1 Burial board minutes 20th century covering repairs to gatehouse only. 1908-31. Website lists 165 records.

Visited in 2007, well beyond village, sharp turn off A286 heading south just before brow of low hill – National Trust car park just beyond entrance. Possibly opened 1911 covering about 3 acres. Old map at entrance showing about 300 burials in a quarter of the area – now over 80% full. Area on right of gatehouse shown as being used but appears clear in reality. Country hedges and fences round it but nice arched gateway/gatehouse. Small shrubs on exposed site. 2 Sections of war graves – mainly Canadians in WWI section. WWII mixed. Two unsafe memorials staked and labelled.

The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index has 100 names from 53 war graves from World War 1 and World War 2 from Milford cemetery.

The Surrey MI Index also has around 600 names for Milford St. John the Evangelist, and just over 2,200 names for Witley All Saints.

Milford Cemetery is in 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 Milford St. John the Evangelist which was created from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Witley All Saints in 1844.

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West Surrey Family Histpory Society CD10 (Surrey Burial Index) Has burial records for Milford St John the Evangelist for 1855 to 1877

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West Surrey Family History Society CD10 (Surrey Burial Index) Has burial records for Witley from 1653-1865

WSFHS CD15 (Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for Witley from 1654 to 1753

WSFHS CD33 (Ancient Parishes in the Hambledon district) has baptismal records for Witley from 1653 to 1840; marriages from 1653 to 1837; and, burials from 1653 to 1840

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Witley 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 Waverley district of Surrey. Milford itself is a village in Godalming which is Town Council also in Waverley.

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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