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St. James Southam Parish has served Goochland, Cumberland, and Powhatan counties. Tar Wallett Church, a church on James River, South Chapel, Ham Chapel, and Peterville Church all fell within the bounds of this parish.[1]



Parish History

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

Parish Records

Parish Registers

The original parish register is kept at the church. A photocopy is available and includes parishioners, communicants, baptisms 1842-1900, marriages 1849-1902, burials 1840-1909 and offerings:

Vestry Books

The original St. James Southam Parish Vestry Book (1745-1791) is kept at the Library of Virginia. Microfilm copy: FHL Film 33933 Item 1.


  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named meade
  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. 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.


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