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The history of Wicomico Parish : including 1703-1795 vestry minutes

John L. Overholt and Arthur C. Johnson
Books/Monographs
English
Wicomico Church, Virginia : Wicomico Parish Church, c1999
xx, 278 p. : ill., maps, ports.
2nd ed., rev.
0967406005

Notes

Originally published:: [S.l. : s.n., 199-?].. v.

Includes bibliographical footnotes.

Includes an index to the vesty minutes.

Wicomico Parish was formed sometime between 1648 and 1653 and named after an Indian tribe from that area. It covered the lower half of Northumberland County, Virginia.

In addition to dealing with church matters, the parish vestry was required by law to perform many civil governmental functions, such as land processioning, taxation, taking care of the poor, guardianship of orphans, road repair, etc.

Part 1 contains a transcribed copy of the vestry minutes, 1703-1795. Part 2. contains a brief history of the parish and its different churches.

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