St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish, South Carolina

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*Clute, Robert F. ''The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish in South Carolina from 1680 to 1884''. Charleston, S.C.: Evans & Cogswell, 1884. {{FHL|120114|item}} 975.7 A1 no. 33; digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4672 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=f04TAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/annalsparishregi00stth Internet Archive]; [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806306017_annalsparishregister World Vital Records] ($).
 
*Clute, Robert F. ''The Annals and Parish Register of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish in South Carolina from 1680 to 1884''. Charleston, S.C.: Evans & Cogswell, 1884. {{FHL|120114|item}} 975.7 A1 no. 33; digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4672 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=f04TAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/annalsparishregi00stth Internet Archive]; [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=gpc0806306017_annalsparishregister World Vital Records] ($).
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Abstracts of [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tga/marriages/stthomasregister1751.html St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish Marriages 1751-1780] are available online, courtesy: [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tga/ South Carolina TriCounty Genealogy].
  
 
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History

St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish serves Berkeley County, South Carolina. Also known as White Church.[1] Pompion Hill Chapel served as a chapel of ease to St. Thomas parishioners.[2]

In the Colonial period, many Huguenots attended this church. It was the first South Carolina parish church built outside of Charleston.[3]

South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[4]

Founded

  • 1706

Boundary

Resources

Parish History

Pompion Hill Chapel, near Hugar, S.C.
For a history of the parish, see Chapter 8, Parish of St. Thomas and St. Dennis, pages 284-294, 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

St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish has a rich archive of early records, including accounts, minutes, marriages, baptisms, christenings, births, deaths, and burials. In the 1950s, they were kept at the Bishop's office, St. Philip's Church, Charleston. Copies: FHL Film 22660 Item 3. Parish register copies: FHL Films 22744 Item 6, 22660 Item 4.

Parish registers have been abstracted:

Abstracts of St. Thomas and St. Denis Parish Marriages 1751-1780 are available online, courtesy: South Carolina TriCounty Genealogy.

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Pompion Hill Chapel

References

  1. St. Thomas Church Marker, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.
  2. Pompion Hill Chapel, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 17 February 2011.
  3. Frederick Dalcho, 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), 284.
  4. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.