Ware Parish, Virginia

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Ware Parish has served Gloucester County, Virginia.





The Virginia State Library published a survey of the graves at Ware Church Cemetery in 1959.[2] FHL Book 975.53 V3e (pages 70 to 92).

More than 600 graves at the parish cemetery are described at Find A Grave.

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of Ware Parish is available online.[3]

  • Jones, Spotswood Hunnicutt. The World of Ware Parish in Gloucester County, Virginia. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, 1991. ISBN 0-87517-063-3. Library of Congress Number: 91-91176

Rev. William Byrd Lee's history of Ware Church, Gloucester County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[4]

Abingdon and Ware Parish reports:[5]

Parish Records

Colonial parish registers have been lost.



  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. Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater Virginia through 1865 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1959).
  3. 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.
  4. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 216-229.
  5. Francis Lister Hawks, A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836). Digital version at Google Books.