Frederick Parish, Virginia

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A register of baptisms, marriages, and burials cannot be found for Frederick Parish.<ref>Victor S. Dunn, "Frederick Parish, Frederick County, Virginia Vestry Book, 1764-1818 (Overseers of Poor)," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 43, No. 3 (Aug. 2005):179.</ref>  
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A register of baptisms, marriages, and burials cannot be found for Frederick Parish.<ref>Victor S. Dunn, "Frederick Parish, Frederick County, Virginia Vestry Book, 1764-1818 (Overseers of Poor)," ''Magazine of Virginia Genealogy,'' Vol. 43, No. 3 (Aug. 2005):179.</ref>
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Dr. Alexander Balmain, Rector, recorded details of more than 150 marriages he performed in Frederick Parish in his journal (1781-1821):
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*Tylor, Dola S. "Marriages from 'The Journal of Dr. Alexander Balmain,' Rector, Frederick Parish, Winchester, Virginia, 1781-1821," ''Frederick Findings,'' Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 1993):121-124. {{FHL|650162|item|disp=FHL Book 975.59 D25f}}.
  
 
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Contents

History

Frederick Parish has served Frederick and Clarke counties.

Frederick Parish was organized in 1744. It was renamed in 1866.[1]

The Old Chapel is now located within the bounds of Clarke County.[2]

Founded

  • 1738 or 1744[3]

Boundary

Record Loss

  • Colonial parish register

Resources

Cemetery

  • Brown, Stuart E., Lorraine F. Myers and Eileen M. Chappel. Biographical and Genealogical Record of Persons Buried at Old Chapel. Berryville, Va., 1987.

Parish History

  • Chambers, Benjamin Duvall. Old Chapel and the Parish in Clarke County, Virginia: A History from the Founding of Frederick Parish, 1738 to the Centenary of Christ Church, Millwood, 1932. Washington: unknown, 1932. FHL Collection; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • "Frederick Parish And Its Divisions," Proceedings of The Clarke County Historical Association, Vol. XIV (1956-1957):16-26; digital version at Clarke History.
  • Hughes, Charles Randolph et al. Old Chapel, Clarke County, Virginia. Berryville, Va.: The Blue Ridge Press, 1906. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Film 564365 Item 3
  • Meade, Everard Kidder. "Frederick Parish, Virginia, 1744-1780, Its Churches, Chapels, Ministers and Vestries," Proceedings of the Clarke County Historical Association, Part I: Vol. 5 (1945):18-38 (FHL Collection 975.598/B1 C4c v. 5 ([1945]); digital version at Clarke History); Part II: Vol. 6 (1946):24-46 (FHL Collection 975.598/B1 C4c v. 6 ([1946]); digital version at Clarke History). See also "Appendix I: Legislative Record of Frederick Parish," in Vol. 6 (1946):47-49.
    • Reviewed by G. MacLaren Brydon in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Jan., 1948), pp. 102-104. Review: FHL Collection; digital version of review at JSTOR ($).

Parish Records

Parish Registers

A register of baptisms, marriages, and burials cannot be found for Frederick Parish.[4]

Dr. Alexander Balmain, Rector, recorded details of more than 150 marriages he performed in Frederick Parish in his journal (1781-1821):

  • Tylor, Dola S. "Marriages from 'The Journal of Dr. Alexander Balmain,' Rector, Frederick Parish, Winchester, Virginia, 1781-1821," Frederick Findings, Vol. 6, No. 2 (Spring 1993):121-124. FHL Book 975.59 D25f.
Vestry Books

Vestry books, dating from 1764 to 1818, are kept at the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia Library, near Alexandria, Va. The Library of Virginia has a photocopy, which FHL has microfilmed: FHL Collection 31331. Noted Virginia genealogist Victor S. Dunn published abstracts of the records in Volumes 43 to 48+ of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Indexes may be found at the back of each volume:

  • Dunn, Victor S. "Frederick Parish, Frederick County, Virginia Vestry Book, 1764-1818 (Overseers of Poor)," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Aug. 2005), 179-198; Vol. 43, No. 4 (Nov. 2005):281-290; Vol. 44, No. 1 (Feb. 2006):23-44; Vol. 44, No. 2 (May 2006):119-130; Vol. 44, No. 3 (Aug. 2006):241-260; Vol. 45, No. 1 (Feb. 2007):32-38; Vol. 45, No. 2 (May 2007):156-166; Vol. 45, No. 3 (Aug. 2007):215-222; Vol. 46, No. 1 (Feb. 2008):51-60; Vol. 46, No. 3 (Aug. 2008):222-230; Vol. 46, No. 4 (Nov. 2008):309-319; Vol. 47, No. 4 (Nov. 2009):310-318; Vol. 48, No. 1 (Feb. 2010):71-79; Vol. 48, No. 2 (May 2010):141-150; Vol. 48, No. 3 (Aug. 2010):235-246.

Websites

References

  1. "Frederick Parish And Its Divisions," Proceedings of The Clarke County Historical Association, Vol. XIV (1956-1957):16-26; digital version at Clarke History.
  2. Old Chapel, The Historical Marker Database.
  3. 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).
  4. Victor S. Dunn, "Frederick Parish, Frederick County, Virginia Vestry Book, 1764-1818 (Overseers of Poor)," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 43, No. 3 (Aug. 2005):179.

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