What is a 'Bisley' family? I have cast the net (so to speak) quite wide. Bisley church was used not just by those inhabitants of Bisley parish, but also
by inhabitants of the nearby areas of Woking parish such as Goldsworth/St John's, Knaphill, Brookwood and Sheets Heath, and also West End, Chobham.
St John's church was built in 1840 and Holy Trinity West End in 1842, but
Knaphill had to wait until 1907 for their Holy Trinity church and Brookwood
until 1909 for St Saviours. People in West End would also use Chobham
church, whilst those in Sheets Heath and Brookwood would also use Pirbright and
those in Knaphill, Horsell church and later St Johns.
Most of the long-established families in Bisley were/are connected by marriage.
The link below will open in a new window. It opens to a public family tree hosted
on the Ancestry family history website. You will need to subscribe to Ancestry to view this
(Ancestry often provides a promotional free access for the duration of bank
Bisley Families Ancestry page
The 'tree' contains a number of unconnected branches, so explore the various
ways of navigating. The best way to find a specific person is to use the 'Find
Person' feature in the top-right corner of the screen. Check the 'list of
all people' to see if they or a close relative are included; then type their
name in the search box to navigate to that part of the branch/tree.
If you don't have an Ancestry account, you can use the link below to a .gedcom file which can be downloaded and imported into any family tree software.
Bisley Families gedcom file