St. Peters Parish, South Carolina

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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
St. Peter's Parish has served historic [[Granville County, South Carolina|Granville]] County and [[Beaufort District, South Carolina|Beaufort]] District, which includes modern-day [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort]] County.
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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>  
 
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>  
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*Borders [[St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina|St. Luke's]] and [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]] parishes and [[Georgia|Georgia]] border. 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].
 
*Borders [[St. Lukes Parish, South Carolina|St. Luke's]] and [[St. Matthews Parish, South Carolina|St. Matthew's]] parishes and [[Georgia|Georgia]] border. 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. Peter's Parish served:
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:*part of historic [[Granville County, South Carolina|Granville County]] 1747-1765
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:*part of [[Beaufort District, South Carolina|Beaufort District]] 1765 to about 1767
  
 
'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered parts of what are present-day [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort]], [[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper]], [[Hampton County, South Carolina|Hampton]], and [[Allendale County, South Carolina|Allendale]] counties.<ref name="1760map" />
 
'''Modern equivalents:''' The original parish covered parts of what are present-day [[Beaufort County, South Carolina|Beaufort]], [[Jasper County, South Carolina|Jasper]], [[Hampton County, South Carolina|Hampton]], and [[Allendale County, South Carolina|Allendale]] counties.<ref name="1760map" />

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History

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.[1]

Founded

St. Peter's Parish (Purrysburg, Jasper, SC) was created 17 Feb 1746/1747 from the southwest part of St. Helena's Parish.

Boundary

Areas Served: St. Peter's Parish served:

Modern equivalents: The original parish covered parts of what are present-day Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Allendale counties.[2]

Resources

Parish History

  • Rowland, Lawrence S. "'Alone on the River:' The Rise and Fall of the Savannah River Rice Plantations of St. Peter's Parish, South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 88, No. 3 (Jul. 1987):121-150. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

For an early history of the parish, see Chapter 24, St. Peter's Parish, pages 385-386, 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

References

  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
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