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King William Parish has served Henrico, Goochland, Cumberland, Chesterfield, and Powhatan counties.

King William Parish served the French Protestant Huguenot immigrants and their settlement at Manakintown.




Parish History

Parish Records

Vestry Books

The vestry books have been abstracted multiple times:

  • Fife, R.H. "The Vestry Book of King William Parish, Va., 1707-1750," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Jan. 1904):289-304; Vol. 11, No. 4 (Apr. 1904):425-440; Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jul. 1904):17-32; Vol. 12, No. 3 (Jan. 1905):241-256; Vol. 12, No. 4 (Apr. 1905):369-384; Vol. 13, No. 1 (Jul. 1905):65-80; Vol. 13, No. 2 (Oct. 1905):175-190; Vol. 13, No. 3 (Jan. 1906):265-280. Available at FHL; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Goree, Langston James, Janice Curtis Pampell et al. Master Index to the Huguenot: The Biennial Publications of the Huguenot Society, Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia, and, Index to Vestry Book of King William Parish, Virginia, 1707-1750. Bryan, Texas: Family History Foundation, 1986. Available at FHL.


  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).


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