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Blisland Parish has served James City, York, and New Kent counties.

The Lower Church in Blisland Parish is known as Hickory Neck Church (see picture).[1]

Warranigh or Warrenay church belonged to this parish in the early 1700s.[2]



Variant Spellings

  • Blissland



  • Evans, David. "Price Davies, Rector of Blisland Parish Two Letters, 1763, 1765," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 79, No. 2 (Apr., 1971), pp. 153-161. FHL Book 975.5 B2v; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History

Parish Records

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

Vestry Books

The original records are stored at the Library of Virginia. Copies: FHL Film 30624

These records have been abstracted:

  • Chamberlayne, C.G. The Vestry Book of Blisland (Blissland) Parish, New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia, 1721-1786. Richmond: The Library Board, 1935. Original edition: FHL Film 982042 Item 2; 1979 reprint: FHL Book 975.54 K2c 1979



  1. "History of Hickory Neck," Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, Toano, Virginia, accessed 26 February 2011.
  2. Tidewater Virginia Families, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Aug. 1994).
  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).


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