Old Herring Creek Parish, Maryland

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Maryland  Gotoarrow.png  Old Herring Creek Parish


Old Herring Creek Parish has served Anne Arundel County. Also known as St. James' Parish.[1]





"Provincial Census of 1776, Anne Arundel County: Including All Hallow's Parish and St. James' Parish (25 pages of facsimile reproductions)," is available online, see pages 407-431 and index in:

  • Brumbaugh, Gaius Marcus. Maryland Records: Colonial, Revolutionary, County and Church from Original Sources. Vol. 1. Baltimore, Md.: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1915. Digital version at Google Books.


Parish History

  • Dallam, Edith Stansbury. St. James' Parish: Old Herring Creek Parish: A History, 1663-1799 Including Copies of the Original Records of the Parish Vestry Minutes and Register of Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Baltimore: Port City Press, 1976, 1978. FHL Book 975.255 K2d
  • Hall, Thomas John. History of Saint James Parish (Old Herring Creek) Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1692-1944. 1940s. FHL Book 975.255 K2h

Parish Records

A typescript of the parish registers is available at the Maryland Historical Society. Abstracts:



  1. Saint James' Church, Old Herring Creek Parish, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 7 March 2011.