Petsworth Parish, Virginia

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Petsworth Parish has served [[Gloucester County, Virginia]]. The parish church was called Poplar Spring Church.<ref>[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2974 Poplar Spring Church], The Historical Marker Database</ref>&nbsp;
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Petsworth Parish has served [[Gloucester County, Virginia]]. The parish church was called Poplar Spring Church.<ref>[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2974 Poplar Spring Church], The Historical Marker Database</ref>&nbsp;  
  
 
==== Founded  ====
 
==== Founded  ====
  
 
*abt 1652<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>
 
*abt 1652<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  ==
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Several of the old graves at the parish cemetery are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332073&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2838&CSsr=61& Find A Grave].  
 
Several of the old graves at the parish cemetery are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2332073&CScntry=4&CSst=48&CScnty=2838&CSsr=61& Find A Grave].  
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The Virginia State Library discussed Petsworth Church Cemetery in a survey of Gloucester County graves published in 1959, but did not mention any legible gravestones.<ref>''Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865'' (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1959), 118.</ref> {{FHL|388829|item|disp=FHL Book 975.53 V3e}}.<br>
  
 
==== Parish History  ====
 
==== Parish History  ====
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Meade's 1861 history of Petsworth Parish is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis01meaduoft#page/320/mode/2up online.]<ref>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>
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
  
Parish registers do not survive.
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Parish registers do not survive.  
  
 
===== Vestry Books  =====
 
===== Vestry Books  =====
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*Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. ''The Vestry Book of Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1793'' Richmond [Virginia]: Library Board, Division of Purchase and Printing, 1933. {{FHL|106748|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.532 K2c}} and {{FHL|106748|title-id|disp=US/CAN Film 1425712 Item 7}}; Reprint {{FHL|454934|title-id|disp=US/CAN Book 975.532 K2c 1979}}. Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Ez6_pr0qUiEC Google Books] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806348453_churchillgibsonchamberlayne1933 World Vital Records] ($).
 
*Chamberlayne, Churchill Gibson. ''The Vestry Book of Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1793'' Richmond [Virginia]: Library Board, Division of Purchase and Printing, 1933. {{FHL|106748|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.532 K2c}} and {{FHL|106748|title-id|disp=US/CAN Film 1425712 Item 7}}; Reprint {{FHL|454934|title-id|disp=US/CAN Book 975.532 K2c 1979}}. Digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Ez6_pr0qUiEC Google Books] and [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806348453_churchillgibsonchamberlayne1933 World Vital Records] ($).
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2974 Poplar Spring Church], The Historical Marker Database
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=2974 Poplar Spring Church], The Historical Marker Database

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Contents

History

Petsworth Parish has served Gloucester County, Virginia. The parish church was called Poplar Spring Church.[1] 

Founded

Resources

Cemetery

Several of the old graves at the parish cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

The Virginia State Library discussed Petsworth Church Cemetery in a survey of Gloucester County graves published in 1959, but did not mention any legible gravestones.[3] FHL Book 975.53 V3e.

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of Petsworth Parish is available online.[4]

Parish Records

Parish registers do not survive.

Vestry Books

Websites

References

  1. Poplar Spring Church, The Historical Marker Database
  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. Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1959), 118.
  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.