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This parish is also know as '''Prince George Winyah Parish'''.  
 
This parish is also know as '''Prince George Winyah Parish'''.  
  
Before the American Revolution, the state church of South Carolina was the Church of England (also called the Anglican Church, and later the Protestant Episcopal Church). Besides keeping parish registers, the church kept many records of a civil nature in their vestry books. South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were also 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> [[Image:Princegeorgewinyah.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]  
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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> [[Image:Princegeorgewinyah.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]  
  
 
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==== Founded  ====
  
[[Prince_George_Parish,_South_Carolina|Prince George Parish, Winyah]] (originally near Brown's Ferry on the Black River (Dunbar), Georgetown, SC, but after 1734 in Georgetown, Georgetown, SC) was created in 1721 from the northwest part of [[St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee Parish]], a part of [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven 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 7 May 2011).</ref>
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[[Prince_George_Parish,_South_Carolina|Prince George Winyah Parish]] was created in 1721 from the northwest part of [[St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee Parish]], a part of [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven 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 7 May 2011).</ref> The original church was near Brown's Ferry on the Black River (Dunbar), Georgetown, SC. In 1734 that building was given to the new [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick Parish]], and a new church for Prince George Parish was constructed later in Georgetown, Georgetown, SC.<ref>"Prince George Winyah Parish / Prince Frederick’s Parish (1721) / (1834)" in ''Historical Marker Database'' at http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=17008 (accessed 20 May 2011).</ref>  
  
 
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'''Borders:''' [[All Saints Parish, South Carolina|All Saints]], [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick]], and [[St. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee]] 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. James Santee Parish, South Carolina|St. James Santee]], North Carolina border since 1734, [[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick]] since 1734, and [[All Saints Parish, South Carolina|All Saints]] since 1767 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].  
  
'''Areas Served:''' Prince George Parish served:  
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'''Areas Served:''' Prince George Parish served:<ref name="1740map">"South Carolina Counties and Parishes 1740" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1740.html (accessed 20 May 2011).</ref>
  
 
:*part of [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven County]] 1721-1734  
 
:*part of [[Craven County, South Carolina|Craven County]] 1721-1734  

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  South Carolina  Gotoarrow.png  Prince George Parish

This parish is also know as Prince George Winyah 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]
Princegeorgewinyah.jpg

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Founded

Prince George Winyah Parish was created in 1721 from the northwest part of St. James Santee Parish, a part of Craven County.[2] The original church was near Brown's Ferry on the Black River (Dunbar), Georgetown, SC. In 1734 that building was given to the new Prince Frederick Parish, and a new church for Prince George Parish was constructed later in Georgetown, Georgetown, SC.[3]

Boundary

Borders: St. James Santee, North Carolina border since 1734, Prince Frederick since 1734, and All Saints since 1767 parishes. For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: Prince George Parish served:[4]

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered part of what is present-day Georgetown County. In 1734 the parish was expanded to include more parts of present-day Georgetown and Horry counties.

Resources

Cemetery

  • "Inscriptions from the Churchyard of Prince George Winyah Georgetown, South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 3 (Jul., 1930), pp. 184-208; digital version at JSTOR ($); Vol. 31, No. 4 (Oct., 1930), pp. 292-313; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Hundreds of the cemetery's old graves are described at Find A Grave. Includes transcripts and select photographs.

Hundreds of the cemetery's graves are also described at SCGenWeb.

Parish History

In a book review, Heritage Passed On was described as "of special interest to genealogists and church historians studying the Georgetown area," see:

  • Lumpkin, Sarah Parker. Heritage Passed On: History of Prince George, Winyah Parish. 1992.

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 10, Prince George's Parish, Winyaw, pages 303-318, 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

Marriages from the parish register have been abstracted in:

  • Holcomb, Brent H. and Thomas L. Hollowak. South Carolina Marriages, 1800-1820. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL Book 975.7 V2hsc v. 2

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Prince George Winyah Episcopal Church

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  2. "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 7 May 2011).
  3. "Prince George Winyah Parish / Prince Frederick’s Parish (1721) / (1834)" in Historical Marker Database at http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=17008 (accessed 20 May 2011).
  4. "South Carolina Counties and Parishes 1740" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1740.html (accessed 20 May 2011).

 

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