St. Davids Parish, South Carolina

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:*[[Cheraw District, South Carolina|Cheraw]] and part of [[Georgetown District, South Carolina|Georgetown]] districts 1768-1800<ref name="map" />  
 
:*[[Cheraw District, South Carolina|Cheraw]] and part of [[Georgetown District, South Carolina|Georgetown]] districts 1768-1800<ref name="map" />  
 
:*[[Chesterfield County, South Carolina|Chesterfield]], [[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro]], and [[Darlington County, South Carolina|Darlington]] counties since 1785<ref name="1785map">"South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref><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>  
 
:*[[Chesterfield County, South Carolina|Chesterfield]], [[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro]], and [[Darlington County, South Carolina|Darlington]] counties since 1785<ref name="1785map">"South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref><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>  
:*part of [[Liberty County, South Carolina|Liberty County]] 1768-1798,<ref name="1785map" /> and thereafter part of [[Marion County, South Carolina|Marion County]] since 1798<ref>"South Carolina Districts and County - 1792 to 1799" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1799.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>  
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:*part of [[Liberty County, South Carolina|Liberty County]] 1785-1798,<ref name="1785map" /> and thereafter part of [[Marion County, South Carolina|Marion County]] since 1798<ref>"South Carolina Districts and County - 1792 to 1799" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1799.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>
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:*the north tip of [[Kingston County, South Carolina|Kingston County]] 1785-1801,<ref name="1785map" /> and thereafter the tip of [[Horry County, South Carolina|Horry County]]<ref>"South Carolina Districts - 1810" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_districts_1810.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>  
 
:*part of [[Florence County, South Carolina|Florence County]] since 1888<ref name="1890map">"South Carolina Counties - 1890" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1890.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>  
 
:*part of [[Florence County, South Carolina|Florence County]] since 1888<ref name="1890map">"South Carolina Counties - 1890" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1890.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>  
 
:*part of [[Lee County, South Carolina|Lee County]] since 1902<ref name="map1910">"South Carolina Counties - 1910" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1910.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>  
 
:*part of [[Lee County, South Carolina|Lee County]] since 1902<ref name="map1910">"South Carolina Counties - 1910" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1910.html (accessed 24 May 2011).</ref>  
 
:*[[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon County]] since 1910<ref name="map1910" />
 
:*[[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon County]] since 1910<ref name="map1910" />
  
'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered what is present-day [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina|Chesterfield]], [[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro]], [[Darlington County, South Carolina|Darlington]], and [[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon]] counties, and parts of present-day [[Lee County, South Carolina|Lee]], [[Florence County, South Carolina|Florence]], and [[Marion County, South Carolina|Marion]] counties.<ref name="map" />  
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'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered what are present-day [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina|Chesterfield]], [[Marlboro County, South Carolina|Marlboro]], [[Darlington County, South Carolina|Darlington]], and [[Dillon County, South Carolina|Dillon]] counties, and parts of present-day [[Lee County, South Carolina|Lee]], [[Florence County, South Carolina|Florence]], [[Marion County, South Carolina|Marion]], [[Horry County, South Carolina|Horry]] counties.<ref name="map" />
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===

Revision as of 16:00, 24 May 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png South Carolina Gotoarrow.png St. David's 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. 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

St. David's Parish (Cheraw, Chesterfield, SC) was created in 1768 from the northeast corner of the Georgetown District and most or all of the Cheraw District.[2]

Boundary

Borders: Prince Frederick and St. Mark's parishes, and the North Carolina border. For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: St. David's Parish served:[2]

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered what are present-day Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, and Dillon counties, and parts of present-day Lee, Florence, Marion, Horry counties.[2]

History

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.[9]

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. "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 2.2 2.3 "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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "South Carolina Districts and County - 1785" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 24 May 2011).
  4. 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.
  5. "South Carolina Districts and County - 1792 to 1799" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1799.html (accessed 24 May 2011).
  6. "South Carolina Districts - 1810" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_districts_1810.html (accessed 24 May 2011).
  7. "South Carolina Counties - 1890" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1890.html (accessed 24 May 2011).
  8. 8.0 8.1 "South Carolina Counties - 1910" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1900s/sc_1900s_counties_1910.html (accessed 24 May 2011).
  9. Wiki Contributors, "Cheraw, South Carolina," Wikipedia, accessed 25 January 2011.