St. Davids Parish, South Carolina

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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
Historic St. David's Parish, now known&nbsp;as St. David's Episcopal Church, located in Cheraw, South Carolina, serves the area of the historic [[Cheraws District, South Carolina|Cheraws&nbsp;District]]&nbsp;and [[Georgetown_District,_South_Carolina|Georgetown District]], which, since 1785, has been [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina|Chesterfield]], [[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro]], and [[Darlington County, South Carolina|Darlington]] counties.<ref>Brent H. Holcomb, ''St. David's Parish, South Carolina: Minutes of the Vestry, 1768-1832; Parish Register, 1819-1924'' (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979), introduction.</ref>  
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Historic St. David's Parish, now known&nbsp;as St. David's Episcopal Church, located in Cheraw, South Carolina, serves the area of the historic [[Cheraws District, South Carolina|Cheraws&nbsp;District]]&nbsp;and [[Georgetown District, South Carolina|Georgetown District]], which, since 1785, has been [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina|Chesterfield]], [[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro]], and [[Darlington County, South Carolina|Darlington]] counties.<ref>Brent H. Holcomb, ''St. David's Parish, South Carolina: Minutes of the Vestry, 1768-1832; Parish Register, 1819-1924'' (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979), introduction.</ref>  
  
 
During the Revolutionary war St. David’s Church was used as quarters for the South Carolina militia and as a hospital for the British troops under Major McArthur, who was under Lord Cornwallis’s command.<ref>Wiki Contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheraw,_South_Carolina "Cheraw, South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia,'' accessed 25 January 2011.</ref>  
 
During the Revolutionary war St. David’s Church was used as quarters for the South Carolina militia and as a hospital for the British troops under Major McArthur, who was under Lord Cornwallis’s command.<ref>Wiki Contributors, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheraw,_South_Carolina "Cheraw, South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia,'' accessed 25 January 2011.</ref>  
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*General Tax Collection List, Parish of St. David, 1783-1787, ''Darlington Flag'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 2008).
 
*General Tax Collection List, Parish of St. David, 1783-1787, ''Darlington Flag'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 2008).
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=28270 Old St. David's Marker], The Historical Marker Database
 
*[http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=28270 Old St. David's Marker], The Historical Marker Database
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Contents

History

Historic St. David's Parish, now known as St. David's Episcopal Church, located in Cheraw, South Carolina, serves the area of the historic Cheraws District and Georgetown District, which, since 1785, has been Chesterfield, Marlboro, and Darlington counties.[1]

During the Revolutionary war St. David’s Church was used as quarters for the South Carolina militia and as a hospital for the British troops under Major McArthur, who was under Lord Cornwallis’s command.[2]

In addition to religious purposes, South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[3]

Founded

  • 1768

Boundary

Record Loss

  • Lost parish registers: 1768 to 1818

Resources

Parish History

  • St. David's Episcopal Church. Women's Auxiliary. Chapter B. Old St. David's, Cheraw, South Carolina, 1770-1947. Cheraw, S.C.: Lillian Lovelace, 1975. FHL Book 975.763/C1 K2o

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 14, St. David's Parish, pages 326-327, 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

The original parish registers are kept in [Charleston?], South Carolina. Copies of a transcript: FHL Film 22742 Item 6. Published abstracts:

  • Holcomb, Brent H. and St. David's Episcopal Church. St. David's Parish, South Carolina: Minutes of the Vestry, 1768-1832; Parish Register, 1819-1924. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979. FHL Book 975.763/C1 K2h

Taxation

  • General Tax Collection List, Parish of St. David, 1783-1787, Darlington Flag, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter 2008).

Websites

References

  1. Brent H. Holcomb, St. David's Parish, South Carolina: Minutes of the Vestry, 1768-1832; Parish Register, 1819-1924 (Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1979), introduction.
  2. Wiki Contributors, "Cheraw, South Carolina," Wikipedia, accessed 25 January 2011.
  3. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.