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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Christ_Church_Parish,_South_Carolina|Christ Church Parish]]''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Christ_Church_Parish,_South_Carolina|Christ Church Parish]]''  
  
[[Christ_Church_Parish,_South_Carolina|Christ Church Parish]] was created in 1706 as an original parish from the northeast coastal part of [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]].<ref name="map">"South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1770" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 11 May 2011).</ref>
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Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the [[South Carolina Church Records#Church_of_England_.28Anglican.2C_Protestant_Episcopal.29|Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church)]]. Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
 
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Christ Church Parish served the former [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]] in what is present-day [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]].<ref name="map" />
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South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."<ref>[http://archives.sc.gov/formation/ "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina,"] at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.</ref>  
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=== Founded  ===
 
=== Founded  ===
  
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[[Christ_Church_Parish,_South_Carolina|Christ Church Parish]] (Mount Pleasant, Charleston, SC) was officially created in 1706 as an original colonial parish from the northeast coastal part of [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]].<ref name="map">"South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1770" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 11 May 2011).</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary  ===
 
=== Boundary  ===
  
*Borders [[St. Michaels Parish, South Carolina|St. Michael's]], [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's]], and [[St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina|St. Thomas &amp; St. Denis]]&nbsp;parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].
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'''Borders:''' [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's]], and [[St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina|St. Thomas and St. Denis]], and [[St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]] parishes. For a map, see: [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/parishes.htm Early parishes in South Carolina]. An overlay of districts is available at [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html Carolana.com].  
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'''Areas Served:''' Christ Church Parish served:
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:*part of [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]] 1706-1768
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:*part of [[Charleston District, South Carolina|Charleston District]] 1768-1800
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:*and survives to the present
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'''Modern equivalent:''' The original parish covered part of what is present-day [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]].<ref name="map" />
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
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*''South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine'', Vols. 18-22&nbsp;{{FHL|53362|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.7 B2s v. 18-22}}. Digital versions at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
 
*''South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine'', Vols. 18-22&nbsp;{{FHL|53362|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 975.7 B2s v. 18-22}}. Digital versions at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR]&nbsp;($).
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'''South Carolina Historical Society holdings:''' "Christ (Episcopal) Church. Mt. Pleasant. Records, 1674-1865. 4 vols."
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:"Vol. of births and baptisms (1694-1743); marriages (1723-51); burials (1709-59); church proceedings (1708-59); vestrymen’s oath of allegiance to Queen Ann, to belief in royal supremacy over the church, and to compliance with the Test Act; mention of illegitimate births, including occasionally the father’s, and more rarely the mother’s, name. Family names recurring include Haddrill, I’on, Logan, Maybank, Metheringham, Pinckney, Player, and Wigfall; among notables in the early decades were Dr. Andrew Rutledge and Gov. Robert Daniell. Births and baptisms (1737-88); marriages (1758-85), and deaths and burials (1721-89); the first 14 pages in the vol. are missing. Eden, Jay, Neyle, and Whiteside are new family names appearing. Copies of these 2 vols. made by Edmund Hall in 1880 and used, with the originals, in preparing the text of the registers which appeared in this Magazine (1917-21)."<ref>Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," ''South Carolina Historical Magazine'' 84 (October 1983): 258. Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/27567808 JSTOR] ($). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49042081 WorldCat entry]. {{FHL|53362|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84}}.</ref>
  
 
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4NXP_Christ_Church_The_Episcopal_Church_of_Christ_Church_Parish_Mt_Pleasant_SC Episcopal Christ Church Parish, Mt. Pleasant, SC] waypoint brief history
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=38264 Christ Church Marker], The Historical Marker Database  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=38264 Christ Church Marker], The Historical Marker Database  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=38865 Christ Church: The Episcopal Church of Christ Church Parish Marker], The Historical Marker Database
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=38865 Christ Church: The Episcopal Church of Christ Church Parish Marker], The Historical Marker Database

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United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png Christ Church Parish

Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the Church of England (the Anglican Church, or Protestant Episcopal Church). Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. The Vestry was as much a political body as a religious one. The wardens and commissioners were responsible for the roads, education, the poor and orphans, voting and collecting taxes in addition to their church duties.[1]

Contents

Founded

Christ Church Parish (Mount Pleasant, Charleston, SC) was officially created in 1706 as an original colonial parish from the northeast coastal part of Berkeley (1682-1768) County.[2]

Boundary

Borders: St. Philip's, and St. Thomas and St. Denis, and St. James Goose Creek parishes. For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: Christ Church Parish served:

Modern equivalent: The original parish covered part of what is present-day Charleston County.[2]

Resources

Cemetery

  • Gregorie, Anne King. "Cemetery Inscriptions from Christ Church Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr. 1920):73-76; Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul., 1920):132-135. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Select graves are photographed and transcribed at Find A Grave.

The cemetery records for the Independent or Congregational Church at Wappetaw have also been transcribed:

  • "Inscriptions from the Church Yard of the Independent or Congregational Church at Wappetaw, Christ Church Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul. 1924):136-142. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Census

Genealogy

  • [Bond] Webber, Mabel L. "The Bond Family of Hobcaw Plantation, Christ Church Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan. 1924):1-22. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [Bond] "Corrections: The Bond Family of Hobcaw Plantation, Christ Church Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Jul. 1924):158. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History

  • Gregorie, Anne King. Christ Church, 1706-1959, A Plantation Parish of the South Carolina Establishment. Charleston, S.C.: The Dalcho Historical Society, 1961.

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 7, Christ Church Parish, pages 275-283, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Parish Records

In the 1950s, the parish held its registers at the church. The records begin in 1694. Copies: FHL Films 22741 Item 4, 23438. Births and christenings are indexed on the IGI for the years 1694 to 1843.[3] Abstracts have also been published:

South Carolina Historical Society holdings: "Christ (Episcopal) Church. Mt. Pleasant. Records, 1674-1865. 4 vols."

"Vol. of births and baptisms (1694-1743); marriages (1723-51); burials (1709-59); church proceedings (1708-59); vestrymen’s oath of allegiance to Queen Ann, to belief in royal supremacy over the church, and to compliance with the Test Act; mention of illegitimate births, including occasionally the father’s, and more rarely the mother’s, name. Family names recurring include Haddrill, I’on, Logan, Maybank, Metheringham, Pinckney, Player, and Wigfall; among notables in the early decades were Dr. Andrew Rutledge and Gov. Robert Daniell. Births and baptisms (1737-88); marriages (1758-85), and deaths and burials (1721-89); the first 14 pages in the vol. are missing. Eden, Jay, Neyle, and Whiteside are new family names appearing. Copies of these 2 vols. made by Edmund Hall in 1880 and used, with the originals, in preparing the text of the registers which appeared in this Magazine (1917-21)."[4]

Taxation

  • [1784] "1784 Tax Returns," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer 1975):178-182. FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 3
  • [1786] "1786 Tax Returns," The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Winter 1980):27-28.  FHL Book 975.7 B2sc v. 8

Websites

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1770" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html (accessed 11 May 2011).
  3. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department. Christ Church Parish, Charleston, South Carolina Computer Printout; Births or Christenings, 1694-1843. FHL Film 1001815 Item 7
  4. Margaretta Childs, and Isabella G. Leland, "South Carolina Episcopal Church Records," South Carolina Historical Magazine 84 (October 1983): 258. Digital version at JSTOR ($). WorldCat entry. FHL Book 975.7 B2s v. 84.

 

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