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''[[United States|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina|South Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[St._Michaels_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Michael's Parish]]'' [[Image:Scstmichael.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina|South Carolina]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[St._Michaels_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Michael's Parish]]'' [[Image:Scstmichael.jpg|thumb|right|300px]]  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
 
St. Michael's Parish serves [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston]].
 
  
 
Built on the site of [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's Parish]] Church in [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston]], which was destroyed by a hurricane in 1710.<ref>St. Philip's Parish Church was later rebuilt a few blocks away.</ref>  
 
Built on the site of [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's Parish]] Church in [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston]], which was destroyed by a hurricane in 1710.<ref>St. Philip's Parish Church was later rebuilt a few blocks away.</ref>  
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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>
  
 
==== Founded  ====
 
==== Founded  ====
  
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[[St._Michaels_Parish,_South_Carolina|St. Michael's Parish]] (Charleston, Charleston, SC) was created in 1751 in part of [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]].<ref name="1760map">"South Carolina Counties and Parishes - 1760" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
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==== Boundary  ====
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'''Borders:''' [[St. Andrews Parish, South Carolina|St. Andrew's]], [[St. James Goose Creek Parish, South Carolina|St. James Goose Creek]], [[St. Philips Parish, South Carolina|St. Philip's]] parishes, and the Atlantic Ocean. 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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'''Areas Served:''' St. Michael's Parish served:
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:*part of [[Berkeley (1682-1768) County, South Carolina|Berkeley (1682-1768) County]] 1706-1768<ref name="1760map" />
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:*part of [[Charleston District, South Carolina|Charleston District]] 1768-1800<ref name="1770map">"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 20 June 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Washington County, South Carolina|Washington County]] 1785-1791<ref name="1785map">"South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1785" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref><ref>"South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1791" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1791.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]] 1800-1882<ref name="1800map">"South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref><ref name="1890map">"South Carolina Counties - 1890" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1890.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
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:*part of [[Berkeley County, South Carolina|Berkeley County]] 1882-1898<ref name="1890map" />
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:*part of [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]] since 1898<ref name="1900map">"South Carolina Counties - 1900" [map] in ''Carolana'' at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1900.html (accessed 20 June 2011).</ref>
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'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered a small part of what is present-day [[Charleston County, South Carolina|Charleston County]].<ref name="1760map" /><ref name="1900map" />
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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*Jervey, Clare. ''Inscriptions on the Tablets and Gravestones in St. Michael's Church and Churchyard, Charleston, S.C. To Which is Added from the Church Records a List of Interments of Persons to Whom There are No Stones''. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company, Publishers, 1906. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z5iM8_V69dEC&pg=PP9 Google Books].
 
*Jervey, Clare. ''Inscriptions on the Tablets and Gravestones in St. Michael's Church and Churchyard, Charleston, S.C. To Which is Added from the Church Records a List of Interments of Persons to Whom There are No Stones''. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company, Publishers, 1906. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z5iM8_V69dEC&pg=PP9 Google Books].
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More than 600 of the cemetery's graves are described at [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=641364&CScntry=4&CSst=43&CScnty=2322&CSsr=261& Find A Grave]. Includes transcripts and select photographs.
  
 
==== Parish History  ====
 
==== Parish History  ====
  
For a history of the parish, see Chapter 4, St. Michael's Church, pages 165-243, in:  
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For an early&nbsp;history of the parish, see Chapter 4, St. Michael's Church, pages 165-243, 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|375296|item|disp=FHL Film 22657}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SG0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00dalc Internet Archive].
 
*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|375296|item|disp=FHL Film 22657}}; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SG0QAAAAIAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalaccoun00dalc Internet Archive].
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*Beesley, Charles Norbury. ''Beesley's Illustrated Guide to St. Michael's Church, Charleston, S.C''. Charleston, S.C.: Presses of Southern Print. &amp; Pub. Co., c1939. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22724 Ancestry] ($).
 
*Beesley, Charles Norbury. ''Beesley's Illustrated Guide to St. Michael's Church, Charleston, S.C''. Charleston, S.C.: Presses of Southern Print. &amp; Pub. Co., c1939. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22724 Ancestry] ($).
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Additional histories:
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*Williams, George W. ''St. Michael's, Charleston, 1751-1951''. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1951. {{FHL|633014|item|disp=FHL Book 975.7915 K2w}}
  
 
==== Parish Records  ====
 
==== Parish Records  ====
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A variety of records were kept about St. Michael's Parish, including: list of pew holders, minutes, accounts, and burials. They were still held at the church in 1952. Copies: {{FHL|372437|item|disp=FHL Films 22742 Item 10, 22743 Items 4-5}}. Some of the records have been abstracted:
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*''The Minutes of St. Michael's Church of Charleston, S.C., from 1758-1797''. Abstracted by South Carolina Society of Colonial Dames of America, Historical Activities Committee. {{FHL|203494|item|disp=FHL&amp;nbsp;Book 975.791/C1 K2c}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
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Contents

History

Built on the site of St. Philip's Parish Church in Charleston, which was destroyed by a hurricane in 1710.[1]

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.[2]

Founded

St. Michael's Parish (Charleston, Charleston, SC) was created in 1751 in part of Berkeley (1682-1768) County.[3]

Boundary

Borders: St. Andrew's, St. James Goose Creek, St. Philip's parishes, and the Atlantic Ocean. For a map, see: Early parishes in South Carolina. An overlay of districts is available at Carolana.com.

Areas Served: St. Michael's Parish served:

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered a small part of what is present-day Charleston County.[3][9]

Resources

Research Guides

Cemetery

  • Jervey, Clare. Inscriptions on the Tablets and Gravestones in St. Michael's Church and Churchyard, Charleston, S.C. To Which is Added from the Church Records a List of Interments of Persons to Whom There are No Stones. Columbia, S.C.: The State Company, Publishers, 1906. Digital version at Google Books.

More than 600 of the cemetery's graves are described at Find A Grave. Includes transcripts and select photographs.

Parish History

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 4, St. Michael's Church, pages 165-243, 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.

Beesley's guide is on Ancestry:

  • Beesley, Charles Norbury. Beesley's Illustrated Guide to St. Michael's Church, Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C.: Presses of Southern Print. & Pub. Co., c1939. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Additional histories:

  • Williams, George W. St. Michael's, Charleston, 1751-1951. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1951. FHL Book 975.7915 K2w

Parish Records

A variety of records were kept about St. Michael's Parish, including: list of pew holders, minutes, accounts, and burials. They were still held at the church in 1952. Copies: FHL Films 22742 Item 10, 22743 Items 4-5. Some of the records have been abstracted:

  • The Minutes of St. Michael's Church of Charleston, S.C., from 1758-1797. Abstracted by South Carolina Society of Colonial Dames of America, Historical Activities Committee. FHL&nbsp;Book 975.791/C1 K2c

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: St. Michael's Parish Church

References

  1. St. Philip's Parish Church was later rebuilt a few blocks away.
  2. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "South Carolina Counties and Parishes - 1760" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_counties_parishes_1760.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  4. "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 20 June 2011).
  5. "South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1785" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1785.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  6. "South Carolina Districts and Counties - 1791" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1791.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  7. "South Carolina Districts - 1800" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/Early_Statehood/sc_statehood_1800_districts_counties_1800.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  8. 8.0 8.1 "South Carolina Counties - 1890" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1890.html (accessed 20 June 2011).
  9. 9.0 9.1 "South Carolina Counties - 1900" [map] in Carolana at http://www.carolana.com/SC/1800s/sc_1800s_counties_1900.html (accessed 20 June 2011).

 

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