Place:Send and Ripley, Surrey, England

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NameSend and Ripley
Alt namesSend with Ripleysource: alternate phrasing
Sendsource: village in parish
Ripleysource: village in parish
Burntcommonsource: settlement in parish
Cartbridgesource: settlement in parish
Grove Heathsource: settlement in parish
Send Marshsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.288°N 0.526°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoWoking Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Guildford Rural, Surrey, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Guildford District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this article is based on the articles on the villages of Send and Ripley in Wikipedia

The villages of Send and Ripley in Surrey, England were combined in one parish from the time of the Domesday Book until 1933. (Source:A Vision of Britain through Time). Send was always the dominant village, but Ripley's church shows construction of circa 1160 and supporting feet of fines and ecclesiastical records mention the village at the time. Send and Ripley (or Send with Ripley) was an ancient ecclesiastical parish and a civil one from 1866 until 1933. The two villages continued to be one parish ecclesiastically until 1978.

Send

Since 1974 Send has been a village and civil parish in the Guildford District or Borough in Surrey. Prior to that, both as Send and Ripley and indepently as Send, it had been part of the Guildford Rural District and the Woking Hundred.

Send is buffered by Metropolitan Green Belt from other villages and towns except for the Grove Heath neighbourhood of Ripley. A rural band of the village adjoins the River Wey including Cartbridge and Send Marsh — this land has been drained and the river tamed by sluices, the Broadmead Cut and the Wey Navigation, adjoining. A further hamlet in the parish is Burntcommon.

Brickfields were developed in the south of Send by the 1870s, running until at least 1911.

Ripley

Ripley has existed since Norman times. The earliest official record such as a Patent Roll, revealing its manor's existence is in 1279. Growth in ambition of the local nobility coupled with a large enough population led to the first place of worship being built at Ripley, to become a chapelry (village with a chapel so financially dependent on another village), also to St Mary the Virgin, in approximately the year 1160.

NOTE: The two Wikipedia articles supply different facts on two points: In the Send article it is reported that the parishes were separated in 1878; in the Ripley article they separated in 1938 (and A Vision of Britain through Time states 1933). Secondly, the Send article infers that both the church at Send and the chapelry at Ripley were dedicated to St. Mary the Virgin, while the Ripley article states that the chapel there was dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene. (GENUKI confirms the Ripley description.)

Notable Residents

Lieutenant-General William Evelyn (1723-1783), Colonel of the 29th Foot in the British Army and Member of Parliament for Helston (1767–74) and a son of Sir John Evelyn of Wotton, established his home at Send Grove, Church Lane, and he laid out the grounds.

On his death, in 1783, it was bought by Admiral Sir Francis William Drake, Governor of Newfoundland (1750–1752), second in command to Rodney in his victory of 1782 over De Grasse in the Battle of the Saintes (American War of Independence). As Rear-Admiral, Francis William Drake flew his flag on HMS Victory (Nelson's flagship) from 26 September 1780 to 29 December 1780.

Surrey Research Tips

Government

Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre. The centre has a website with a number of useful indexes--titheholders in various parishes, deaths at the county gaol, etc.)

Registration Districts

  • Registration Districts in Surrey from their introduction in 1837 to the present. By drilling down through the links you can follow any parish through the registration districts to which it was attached.

GENUKI provisions

The website GENUKI provides a very comprehensive list of reference sources for the County of Surrey. It includes:

  • Archives and Libraries
  • Church record availability for both Surrey and the former Surrey part of Greater London
  • 19th century descriptions of the ecclesiastical parishes
  • Lists of cemeteries
  • Local family history societies
  • A list of historic maps online

History

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Send. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Ripley. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.