Petsworth Parish, Virginia

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Petsworth Parish has served Gloucester County, Virginia. The parish church was called Poplar Spring Church.[1] 




Several of the old graves at the parish cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

The Virginia State Library discussed Petsworth Church Cemetery in a survey of Gloucester County graves published in 1959, but did not mention any legible gravestones.[3] FHL Book 975.53 V3e.

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of Petsworth Parish is available online.[4]

Parish Records

Parish registers do not survive.

Vestry Books



  1. Poplar Spring Church, The Historical Marker Database
  2. 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).
  3. Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1959), 118.
  4. William Meade, Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1861). Digital versions at Internet Archive: Vol. I and Vol. II.