St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania, Virginia

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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemetery  ====
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In 1892, the Ladies' Cemetery Guild of St. George's Church published a survey of the graves and a history of the cemetery. Their book is available online at {{FSbook|96496}}
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WPA made a survey of the graves at St George's Church in 1936. It is available at the Rappahannock Library in Fredericksburg.<ref>Margaret C. Klein, ''Tombstone Inscriptions of Spotsylvania County, Virginia'' (Palm Coast, Fla.: M.C. Klein, 1983), 68.</ref>
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The noted genealogist George Harrison Sanford King transcribed the tombstones in 1940: {{FHL|302143|item|disp=FHL Film 850092 Item 1}}.<br>
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fredericksburg/cemeteries/stgeorge.txt The USGenWeb Archives], available online, includes transcripts of many graves found there in a 1999/2000 survey.
  
 
==== Parish History  ====
 
==== Parish History  ====
  
*Slaughter, Philip and R.A. Brock. ''History of St. George's Parish in the County of Spotsylvania, and Diocese of Virginia: With a Biography of the Author and a Continuation, Embracing the History of St. George's and Trinity Churches to the Present Time''. Richmond, Va.: J.W. Randolph & English, 1890. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=eUkUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; 1998 reprint: {{FHL|729667|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
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Meade's 1861 history of St. George's Parish is available [http://archive.org/stream/oldchurchesminis02meaduoft#page/68/mode/2up online.]<ref name="meade">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>
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*Slaughter, Philip and R.A. Brock. ''History of St. George's Parish in the County of Spotsylvania, and Diocese of Virginia: With a Biography of the Author and a Continuation, Embracing the History of St. George's and Trinity Churches to the Present Time''. Richmond, Va.: J.W. Randolph &amp; English, 1890. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=eUkUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; 1998 reprint: {{FHL|729667|item|disp=FHL Collection}}.
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
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===== Vestry Books =====
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Colonial parish registers do not survive.
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===== Vestry Books =====
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The original St. George's Parish Vestry Books (1727-1843) are kept at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]]. Published abstracts:
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*"Vestry Book, Saint George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, 1726-1745," ''The Virginia Genealogist,'' Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):63-72; Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1997):141-148; Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1997):194-204; Vol. 41, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1997):264-274; Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1998):18-28; Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1998):102-110; Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1998):171-182. Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/Search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=285 American Ancestors] ($).
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== Websites  ==
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{{Wikipedia|St._George's_Episcopal_Church_(Fredericksburg,_Virginia)|St. George's}}
  
The original St. George's Parish Vestry Books (1727-1843) are kept at the [[Library_of_Virginia|Library of Virginia]].
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*[http://www.stgeorgesepiscopal.net/ St. George's Episcopal Church] (official website). Includes history, visitor directions, church schedule.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:31, 3 July 2013

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Contents

History

St. George's Parish has served Essex and Spotsylvania counties.

Founded

Boundary

Resources

Cemetery

In 1892, the Ladies' Cemetery Guild of St. George's Church published a survey of the graves and a history of the cemetery. Their book is available online at FamilySearch Books Online

WPA made a survey of the graves at St George's Church in 1936. It is available at the Rappahannock Library in Fredericksburg.[2]

The noted genealogist George Harrison Sanford King transcribed the tombstones in 1940: FHL Film 850092 Item 1.

The USGenWeb Archives, available online, includes transcripts of many graves found there in a 1999/2000 survey.

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of St. George's Parish is available online.[3]

  • Slaughter, Philip and R.A. Brock. History of St. George's Parish in the County of Spotsylvania, and Diocese of Virginia: With a Biography of the Author and a Continuation, Embracing the History of St. George's and Trinity Churches to the Present Time. Richmond, Va.: J.W. Randolph & English, 1890. Digital version at Google Books; 1998 reprint: FHL Collection.

Parish Records

Colonial parish registers do not survive.

Vestry Books

The original St. George's Parish Vestry Books (1727-1843) are kept at the Library of Virginia. Published abstracts:

  • "Vestry Book, Saint George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, 1726-1745," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 41, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1997):63-72; Vol. 41, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1997):141-148; Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1997):194-204; Vol. 41, No. 4 (Oct.-Dec. 1997):264-274; Vol. 42, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1998):18-28; Vol. 42, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1998):102-110; Vol. 42, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1998):171-182. Digital version at American Ancestors ($).

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St. George's

References

  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).
  2. Margaret C. Klein, Tombstone Inscriptions of Spotsylvania County, Virginia (Palm Coast, Fla.: M.C. Klein, 1983), 68.
  3. 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.