Yorkhampton Parish, Virginia

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History[edit | edit source]

Yorkhampton Parish has served York County, Virginia and James City County, Virginia. Formerly known as Charles River Parish. Grace Episcopal Church in Yorktown is part of this parish.

Founded[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

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A survey of the graves at Grace Episcopal Church was published ~1993: FHL Book 975.542 V3f (pages 96 to 99).

A website dedicated to Grace Church Cemetery includes gravestone transcripts and photographs. Many famous figures from American history are buried here. The Church's website includes a map showing the locations of the noted graves.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Meade's 1861 history of the two parishes of York-Hampton is available online.[2]

Mary D. Micou's history of The Colonial Churches of York County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[3]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records
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  • [1763] York County, Virginia Records: Tithables 1763 (York-Hampton Parish), Marriages 1772-1792. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 2007. FHL Book 975.5423 V2y

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. 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.
  3. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 240-246.