Surl Family of Gloucestershire  

Strays & Queries 


As noted in the Introduction, many spellings of the name have existed over the years and most of this is attributable to the people themselves being unable to read or write so the names have been recorded by literate third parties either in accord with their own experience of the spellings or phonetic interpretations.

The first six entries below are from certificates which were obtained in the 1980's in the hope that they would establish a connection with more people having the relatively rare spelling of SURL but, with the exception of no 6, none such can be found to date. The remaining entries are derived from a trawl through the IGI, censuses and Forest of Dean records 


1 12/09/1841 Marriage Esther SURL Clayton, Cuckfield, Sussex Age 22, spinster, servant of Keymer, dau of George Surl, labourer.
Husband =George Eales, labourer of Clayton, son of Wm Eales, labourer
2 10/08/1847 Birth William SURL Idsworth, Horndean, Catherington, Southampton Father = James Surl, labourer of Rolands Castle
Mother = Mary nee Voller
3 21/08/1858 Birth Harriett SURRELL Newent Father = George Surrell, Farm labourer,
Mother = Hannah Surrell, nee Young
 4 19/11/1860 Birth Sarah SURL Drayton, Daventry, N'hants Father = William Surl, farm labourer, 
Mother = Ann Surl nee Cooke
5 14/04/1864 Marriage Emma SURL Wotton Fitzpaine, Dorset Domestic servant, full age, father = James Surl, labourer.
Husband = Tjenas Rawlins, labourer, son of Robert Rawlins, ditto.
6 07/01/1870 Death Mary SURL High Street, Tewkesbury Now solved ! See Tree 2 Notes
7 04/04/1784 Baptism George SURL Kidderminster, Worcs Parents = John Surl & Mary
8 15/01/1796 Baptism Letty SURLE Kidderminster, Worcs Parents = John Surle & Mary
 9 23/09/1804 Baptism Mary Ann SURL Kidderminster, Worcs Parents = James Surl & Mary
11 JunQ1866 Death (female) SURL Gloucester age 0
12 SepQ1866 Death Henrietta SURL Gloucester age 4
13 1861 Census John SURL (37), Fanny (31), John (11), Mary Ann (9), Elizabeth (5), Sarah (3) and Fanny (1) Shinfield West,
John = Ag Lab, b Frimley, Surrey; all others b Shinfield, Berks
14 1861  Census James SURL (53), Elinor (53), George (29) James (17) & Edwin (15) Somers Town, 
St Pancras
James (snr) = Carpenter.

James, Elinor & George all b Colyton, Devon

15 Nov 1811 




William SURL to Sarah NEWMAN  St Nicholas, Gloster. (both otp) 1841 - in Headington Oxon, he bc 1786, her 1790. Not found in 1851

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