Place:Weybridge, Surrey, England

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NameWeybridge
Alt namesBrooklandssource: settlement in parish
Oatlands Villagesource: settlement in parish
Oatlandssource: settlement in parish
St George's Hill (Weybridge)source: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.367°N 0.467°W
Located inSurrey, England
See alsoElmbridge Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Elmbridge District, Surrey, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Weybridge is a town by the River Wey in the Elmbridge District of Surrey, England. It is bounded to the north by the River Thames at the mouth of the Wey, from which it gets its name. It is just outside the borders of Greater London.

Brooklands, St George's Hill and Oatlands or Oatlands Village are places within the civil parish of Weybridge.

History

Until the late 18th century Weybridge was as a very small village with a river crossing. Seed milling to make flour and plant nurseries existed and would continue to provide the major source of home-grown income until the 20th century. However, tanneries, major coaching houses, shops, markets, forges or gunpowder works were documented in the medieval period.

Weybridge grew into a commuter town with the advent of the fast train link into London Waterloo.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Weybridge.

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 Weybridge. 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.