Surrey Churches Index

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Rowledge St James

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The village of Rowledge straddles the modern boundary between Surrey and Hampshire, the church is physically located in Hampshire.

The parish was created around 1871 from 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 Frensham St Mary the Virgin, 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 Wrecclesham St. Peter and Binstead(Hants)

There are 451 names for Frensham in the Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index including war graves, and around 837 names for St Peter Wrecclesham.
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Prior to 1840 Wrecclsham was in the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Farnham St. Andrew

WSFHS CD15 (Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index (including some Rural Parishes) has burial records for Rowledge from 1871 to 1876 and for Frensham St. Mary the Virgin from 1648-1865.

WSFHS CD18 (The Surrey Burial Index - 2nd edition 2009) has burial records for Frensham St. Mary the Virgin from 1866-1875. WSFHS CD42 (Ancient Parishes in the Farnham district.) has records for Frensham St. Mary the Virgin: Baptisms 1650-1840, Marriages 1649-1837 and Burials 1649-1840.

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The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Guildford. The Guildford Diocesan Record Office, where you should find any surviving registers for this parish, is the Surrey History Centre.

Rowledge is a village in Farnham 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.

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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