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St. Peter's Parish has served James City and New Kent counties.



A boundary change between James City and New Kent counties in 1767 removed St. Peter's Parish from James City County.[1]


Parish History

Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne's history of St. Peter's Church, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[2]

A history written in Appleton's Journal (1874) is available at VAGenWeb - free.

Parish Records

  • Chamberlayne, C.G., ed.. The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia 1684-1786. Richmond, Va.: Library Board, 1937. Available at FHL Collection; digital versions at Ancestry ($); VAGenWeb - free.
  • Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia. The Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Va., from 1680 to 1787. Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer, 1904. Digital versions at Internet Archive - free; VAGenWeb - free.



  1. 1.0 1.1 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. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 129-133.


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