Abingdon Parish, Virginia

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Meade's 1861 history of Abingdon Parish is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/328/mode/2up online.]<ref>William Meade, ''Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia'', 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: [http://www.archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft Vol. I] and [http://archive.org/details/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft Vol. II].</ref>
  
 
*Sinclair, Carolina Baytop.&nbsp;''Abingdon Church: A Chronology of Its History, 1650-1970''. ''Gloucester County, Virginia.''&nbsp;White Marsh, Va.: Abingdon Episcopal Church, 1972. {{FHL|63776|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5 A1 no. 48}}
 
*Sinclair, Carolina Baytop.&nbsp;''Abingdon Church: A Chronology of Its History, 1650-1970''. ''Gloucester County, Virginia.''&nbsp;White Marsh, Va.: Abingdon Episcopal Church, 1972. {{FHL|63776|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5 A1 no. 48}}

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Contents

History

Abingdon Parish serves Gloucester County, Virginia.

Founded

Resources

Cemetery

The tombs in existence at Abingdon Church in 1894 are identified in:

  • Tyler, Lyon G. "Inscriptions on Old Tombs in Gloucester Co., Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr. 1894):219-229. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

The Virginia State Library published a survey of the graves at Abingdon Cemetery in 1959.[2] FHL Book 975.53 V3e (pages 12 to 22).

A few hundred of the graves at the parish church cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

Land

Abingdon Parish landowners and land usage from 1639 to 1659 are identified in:

  • Thornton, James R. "The Hills, Gloucester County Home of the Immigrant William Thornton," The Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 39, No. 1 (Feb. 2001):5-29. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Parish History

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Meade's 1861 history of Abingdon Parish is available online.[3]

  • Sinclair, Carolina Baytop. Abingdon Church: A Chronology of Its History, 1650-1970. Gloucester County, Virginia. White Marsh, Va.: Abingdon Episcopal Church, 1972. FHL Book 975.5 A1 no. 48

Rev. William Byrd Lee's history of Abingdon Church, Gloucester County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[4]

Abingdon and Ware Parish reports:[5]

Parish Records

Parish Registers

The early registers have been abstracted:

  • Lee, C.H. and Sallie Nelson Robbins. [Abingdon] Parish Register, 1678-1761. MSS. Library of Virginia. Copy: FHL Film 30159
  • Robins, Robert W. The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1780. Arlington, Va.: Honford House, 1981. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 80-85448

The original Register for Abingdon and Ware parishes, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1830-1916 is kept at the Library of Virginia. Copies: FHL Film 30160. Contains births and christenings 1830-1924, confirmations 1838-1917, list of members, communicants 1850-1914, marriages 1831-1916, deaths 1830-1918, and a few tombstone inscriptions. Includes some entries for "coloured persons".

The earlier original register was destroyed in a fire in 1916, but fortunately, the information printed, mentioned above, had been abstracted before that time.[6]

Websites

References

  1. Freddie Spradlin, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).
  2. Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1959).
  3. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.
  4. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 200-215.
  5. Francis Lister Hawks, A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836). Digital version at Google Books.
  6. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1780," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1981):223. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 25 (1981)