Place:Tolworth, Surrey, England

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NameTolworth
TypeSuburb
Coordinates51.3839°N 0.2807°E
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoKingston upon Thames (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough covering the area since 1965
Surbiton, Surrey, Englandurban district, then municipal borough, in which it was located 1895-1965
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Tolworth is a suburban area of southwest Greater London in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, located 11.1 miles (17.9 km) southwest of Charing Cross (a basis for measuring distances in the centre of London). Neighbouring places include Long Ditton, New Malden, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Berrylands, Hinchley Wood, Chessington, Ewell and Worcester Park. Surbiton is the nearest, about a mile northwest. Tolworth is divided in two by the Kingston by-pass. History A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Tolworth from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"TALWORTH, a hamlet in Long Ditton parish, Surrey; 2½ miles SSE of Kingston-upon-Thames. Acres: 1,190. Population: 434. Houses: 81. An ancient manor-house here was held by the Earl of Kent, uncle of Edward III.; and is now a farmhouse."

Tolworth became a civil parish in 1895 and also became part of Surbiton Urban District (in 1933 made a municipal borough). The whole area was absorbed into the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in 1965.

Surrey Research Tips

Part of a list taken from GENUKI

Archives and Libraries

Cemeteries

Surrey Cemeteries & Crematoriums

Church Records

Civil Registration

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

Government

Administrative boundaries of the county of Surrey (Surrey History Centre)

History

List of topographical articles in the Surrey volumes of the Victoria County History. Transcriptions of the text are available on British History Online

Maps

Societies

Greater London Research Tips

  • See wiki.familysearch.org under "London" and also under "Middlesex", "Surrey" and "Kent" for key information about Greater London's jurisdictions and records, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
  • The London Metropolitan Archives (40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB) holds records relating to the whole of Greater London.
  • GENUKI has a long list of websites and archive holders in addition to London Metropolitan Archives above. (This list is not maintained so well that there is never a dead link in it. However, it is often worth googling the title given on the page just in case the contributor has reorganized their website.)
  • GENUKI also has a list of the Archives and Local Studies Libraries for each of the boroughs of Greater London.
  • The London Encyclopaedia by Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert. An e-book available online through Google, originally published by Pan Macmillan. There is a search box in the left-hand pane.
  • London Lives. A very useful free website for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800. This is a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
  • London Ancestor, a website belonging to one of the London family history societies, has a list of transcriptions of directories from the 18th century, listing in one case "all the squares, streets, lanes, courts, yards, alleys, &C. in and about Five Miles of the Metropolis..." In other parts of the same website are maps of various parts of 19th century London and Middlesex.
  • The proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. This website is free to use.
  • Registration Districts in London, Registration Districts in Middlesex, Registration Districts in Surrey, Registration Districts in Kent, are lists of the registration districts used for civil registration (births, marriages and deaths, as well as the censuses). There are linked supporting lists of the parishes which made up each registration district, the dates of formation and abolition of the districts, the General Register Office numbers, and the local archive-holding place. This work has been carried out by Brett Langston under the agency of GENUKI (Genealogy United Kingdom and Ireland) and UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths & Censuses on the Internet.
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