St. Pauls Parish, Hanover, Virginia

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History[edit | edit source]

St. Paul's Parish has served New Kent and Hanover counties. "The Old Church," also called Immanuel Church, belonged to this parish.[1] Slash Church (erected 1729-1732), served as the parish's Upper Church.[2]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

"An Act for dividing the Parish of Saint Paul, in Hanover County" (1726) culled from Colonial Office at the National Archives in London, is published in:

  • Chamberlayne, Churchill G. "Seven Parish Acts Heretofore Unpublished," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan. 1938):106-118. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Some of the graves at Slash Church Cemetery are described at Virginia Gravestones.org. Includes transcripts and photographs. The site also includes entries for Immanuel Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Parish History[edit | edit source]

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

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

Vestry Books[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

  • Cocke, William Ronald. Hanover County Taxpayers, Saint Paul's Parish, 1782-1815. Columbia, Va.: W.R. Cocke, 1956. Compiled from personal property tax lists.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "A Detailed History of Immanuel," Immanuel Episcopal Church, The Diocese of Virginia, accessed 28 February 2011.
  2. Slash Church, The Historical Marker Database
  3. 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).
  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.