Ancestry.com. Croydon, Surrey County Gravestones [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data: Croydon in the Past: Historical, Monumental, and Biographical: Being a History of the Town as Depicted on the Tombs, Tablets, and Gravestones in the Churches, Churchyards, and Cemetery of the Parish, Including also Memorials of the Neighboring Villages of Beddington, Shirley, and Addington; Preceded by Original and Interesting Historical Notes. Croydon, England: Jesse W. Ward, 1883.
This database contains information found on gravestones in churches and cemeteries in the town of Croydon, located in Surrey County, not far from London. This work contains information on the wealthy and prominent, and on members of the lower class. Interspersed with these gravestone records are short obituary notices, generally written by individuals who knew the deceased. In addition to this, the introductory chapters provide a brief overview of the history of Croydon, showing its progress and development and other miscellaneous information about the town. This compilation of cemetery records is valuable to researchers with ancestors from Croydon because many of the tombstones and grave markers from which the information was extracted were very old and have possibly crumbled away or been removed to make room for new gravestones.