Place:Croydon St. John the Baptist, Surrey, England

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NameCroydon St. John the Baptist
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoWallington Hundred, Surrey, Englandancient county division in which it was located

Croydon St. John the Baptist was the ancient or ecclesiastical parish around which the town of Croydon in Surrey was established. It was also considered a civil parish from 1866 until Croydon absorbed it in the early 20th century.

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