Amherst Parish, Virginia

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Amherst Parish serves [[Amherst County, Virginia]]. St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) belonged to this parish until 1778.<ref>[http://stmarkclifford.dioswva.org/Our%20Church/history-of-st-mark-clifford.html "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford,"] The Episcopal Church.</ref><br>  
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Amherst Parish has served [[Amherst County, Virginia|Amherst]] and [[Nelson County, Virginia|Nelson]] counties. St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) belonged to this parish until 1778 when [[Lexington Parish, Virginia|Lexington Parish]] was established.<ref>[http://stmarkclifford.dioswva.org/Our%20Church/history-of-st-mark-clifford.html "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford,"] The Episcopal Church.</ref><br>  
  
 
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*1761<ref>Freddie Spradlin, [http://vagenweb.org/parishes.htm "Parishes of Virginia,"] VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; [http://vagenweb.org/hening/''Hening's Statutes at Large;''] Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., ''The Hornbook of Virginia History'' (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).</ref>
 
*1761<ref>Freddie Spradlin, [http://vagenweb.org/parishes.htm "Parishes of Virginia,"] VAGenWeb, accessed 29 January 2011; [http://vagenweb.org/hening/''Hening's Statutes at Large;''] Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., ''The Hornbook of Virginia History'' (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).</ref>
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
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A survey of the graves at St. Mark's Church was published in 1985: {{FHL|506795|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.5496 V3b}} (pages 53-55).<ref>Mary Frances Boxley, ''Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia'' (Amherst, Va., 1985).</ref><br>
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More than 50 tombstones from Saint Mark's Church Cemetery are also described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988393&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2807&CSsr=81& Find A Grave].
  
More than 50 tombstones from Saint Mark's Church Cemetery are also described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1988393&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2807&CSsr=81& Find A Grave].
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==== Parish History ====
  
==== Parish History  ====
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Meade's 1861 history of Amherst Parishes is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/58/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">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>
  
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==== Parish Records ====
  
Colonial parish registers have been lost.
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Colonial parish registers have been lost.  
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

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Contents

History

Amherst Parish has served Amherst and Nelson counties. St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Clifford (formed 1747) belonged to this parish until 1778 when Lexington Parish was established.[1]

Founded

Resources

Cemeteries

A survey of the graves at St. Mark's Church was published in 1985: FHL Book 975.5496 V3b (pages 53-55).[3]

More than 50 tombstones from Saint Mark's Church Cemetery are also described at Find A Grave.

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of Amherst Parishes is available online.[4]

Parish Records

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

Websites

References

  1. "St. Mark, Clifford | History of St Mark, Clifford," The Episcopal Church.
  2. 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).
  3. Mary Frances Boxley, Gravestone Inscriptions in Amherst County, Virginia (Amherst, Va., 1985).
  4. 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.