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Paul Drake
16 May 2007


Posted with Paul Drakes's Permission
Permission received 19 May 2007
List of the Virginia Parishes 1607-1785, which served as local units of government and religious and community organizations. In colonial Virginia, parishes and their boundaries were established (and altered) by acts of the General Assembly.

"After 16 January 1786 the General Assembly passed Thomas Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom, and while parishes continued to exist,those were no longer units of state government.

The county is listed first, followed by the parish(es) that at one time or another were considered as in whole or in part within the boundaries of that county."
  • Accomack Co. - Accomack; St. George's
  • Albemarle Co. - Fredericksville; St. Anne's; Tillotson
  • Amelia Co. - Nottoway; Raleigh
  • Amherst Co.- Amherst; Lexington
  • Augusta Co. - Augusta
  • Bedford Co. - Cumberland; Russell
  • Botetourt Co. - Botetourt
  • Brunswick Co. - Meherrin; St. Andrew's
  • Buckingham Co. - Tillotson
  • Campbell Co. - Russell
  • Caroline Co. - Drysdale; St. Anne's; St. Asaph's; St. Margaret's; St.Mary's
  • Charles City County - Bristol; Charles City; Chickahominy; Flowerdew Hundred; Jordan's Journey; Martin's Brandon; Smith's Hundred; Southampton; Wallingford, West and Shirley; Westover; Weyanoke; Wilmington
  • Charles River Co. - Same list as York County
  • Charlotte Co. - Cornwall
  • Chesterfield Co. - Dale; King William; Manchester
  • Culpeper Co. - Bromfield; St. Mark's
  • Cumberland Co. - King William; Littleton; St. James; Southam
  • Dinwiddie Co. - Bath; Bristol
  • Dunmore Co. - Beckford
  • Elizabeth City - Elizabeth City; Kecoughtan; Lower Parish of Elizabeth
  • City County; Nutmeg Quarter; Stanley Hundred; Upper Parish of Elizabeth City; Waters Creek
  • Essex Co. - St. Anne's; St. George's; St. Mary's; Sittenburne; South Farnham
  • Fairfax Co. - Cameron; Fairfax; Truro
  • Fauquier Co. - Hamilton; Leeds
  • Fluvanna Co. - Fluvanna
  • Franklin Co. - Patrick; Russell
  • Frederick Co. - Beckford; Frederick; Norborne
  • Gloucester Co. - Abingdon, Kingston, Petsworth, Ware
  • Goochland Co. - King William; St. James Northam; St. James's; St. James Southam
  • Greensville Co. - Meherrin; St. Andrew's
  • Halifax Co. - Antrim
  • Hanover Co. - St. Martin's; St. Paul's
  • Henrico Co. - Bristol; Dale; Henrico or Varina; King William; St. James's
  • Henry Co. - Camden; Patrick
  • Isle of Wight Co. - Lower; Newport; Nottoway; Upper; Warrosquyoake
  • James City Co. - Argall's Gift; Blisland; Bruton; Chickahominy; Chippokes; Harrop; Hog Island; James City; Lawnes Creek; Martin's Hundred; Middle Plantation; Middletowne; St.Peter's; Southwark; Wallingford; Wilmington; Yorkhampton
  • King and Queen Co. - Drysdale; St. John's; St. Stephen's; Stratton Major
  • King George Co. - Brunswick; Hanover; Overwharton; St. Paul's Sittenburne
  • King William Co. - St. David's; St. John's; St. Margaret's
  • Lancaster Co. - Christ Church; Great Christ Church or Christ Church; Lancaster; Lower; Piankatank;Poropotank; St. Mary's Whitechapel; Trinity; Upper
  • Loudoun Co. - Cameron; Shelburne
  • Louisa Co. - Fredericksville; St. Martin's; Trinity
  • Lower Norfolk Co. - Elizabeth River; Lynnhaven
  • Lunenburg Co. - Cornwall; Cumberland; St. James's
  • Mecklenburg Co. - St. James's
  • Middlesex Co. - Christ Church
  • Montgomery Co. - Montgomery
  • Nansemond Co. - Chuckatuck; East; Lower; Lower Suffolk; South; Suffolk; Upper; Upper Suffolk; West
  • New Kent Co. - Blisland; St. John's; St. Paul's; St. Peter's; St. Stephen's; Stratton Major
  • New Norfolk Co. - Elizabeth River
  • Norfolk Co. - Elizabeth River; Portsmouth; St. Brides
  • Northampton Co. - Hungers; Lower; Northampton; Occohannock; Upper
  • Northumberland Co. - Boutracy; Chickacoan; Fairfield; Lee; Nomini; St. Stephen's; Wicomico
  • Old Rappahannock Co. - Farnham; North Farnham; Piscataway; St. Mary's; Sittenburne; South Farnham
  • Orange Co. - St. Mark's; St. Thomas
  • Pittsylvania Co. - Camden
  • Powhatan Co. - King William; St. James Southam
  • Prince Edward Co. - Nottoway; St. Patrick's
  • Prince George Co. - Bath; Bristol; Martin's Brandon; Westover; Weyanoke
  • Princess Anne Co. - Lynnhaven
  • Prince William Co. - Dettingen; Hamilton; Leeds; Truro
  • Richmond Co. - Hanover; Lunenburg; North Farnham; Richmond; St. Mary's; Sittenburne
  • Rockbridge Co. - Rockbridge
  • Rockingham Co. - Rockingham
  • Shenandoah Co. - Beckford
  • Southampton Co. - Nottoway; St. Luke's
  • Spotsylvania Co. - Berkeley; St. George's; St. Mark's
  • Stafford Co. - Brunswick; Chotank; Hamilton; Lower; Overwharton; Potomac; St. Paul's; Stafford; Upper
  • Surry Co. - Albemarle; Lawnes Creek; Southwark
  • Sussex Co. - Albemarle
  • Upper Norfolk Co. - East; Elizabeth River; Lower; South; Upper; West
  • Warrosquyoake Co. Warrosquyoake (early sp?)
  • Warwick Co.- Blount Point; Denbigh; Elizabeth City; Mulberry Island; Nutmeg Quarter; Stanley Hundred;Warwick; Waters Creek
  • Warwick River Co. - Same as Warwick County
  • Washington Co. - Washington
  • Westmoreland Co. - Appomattox; Chickacoan; Cople; Machodick; Nomini; Potomac; Washington; Westbury
  • York Co. - Blisland; Bruton; Charles; Charles River; Chiskiack; Hampton; Marston; Middle Plantation; Middletowne; New Poquoson; York; Yorkhampton

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    16 May 2007


  • The Hornbook of Virginia History, Ed. by Salmon and Campbell,The Library of Virginia, 1994

  • Parish Lines, Diocese of Southwestern Virginia by Charles Francis Cocke, VA State Library Publication No. 14, 1960, reprinted 1980

  • Parish Lines, Diocese of Southern Virginia by Charles Francis Cocke; VA State Library; Publication No. 22, 1964, reprinted 1979

  • Parish Lines, Diocese of Virginia by Charles Francis Cocke; VA State Library; Publication No. 28, 1967, reprinted 1978

  • Albemarle Parish register of Surry and Sussex counties, Virginia, 1700-1800, Daughters of the American Revolution; Craighead-Dunlap Chapter (Wadesboro, North Carolina)

  • Bath Parish Register (births, deaths & marriages) 1827-1897 of Dinwiddie County, Virginia and St. Andrews Parish Vestry Book 1732-1797 of Brunswick County, Virginia; William Lindsay Hopkins

  • Bath Parish register, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1827-1897

  • Bath Parish (Dinwiddie County, Virginia : Episcopal)

  • Births from the Bristol parish register of Henrico, Prince George and Dinwiddie Counties, Virginia, 1720-1798; Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne, 1876-1939

  • Births, deaths and sponsors, 1717-1778, from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia; John Bennett Boddie, 1880-

  • Bruton and Middleton Parishes, James City County, Virginia, parish register, 1662-1797; Nancy Chappelear 1918-

  • Charles Parish, York County, Virginia, History and Registers: births 1648-1789, deaths 1665-1787; Landon Covington Bell, 1880-1960

  • Christ Church Parish Register, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1553 [sic]-1812; John Otto Yurechko

  • A copy of the Hungars Parish Register (1660-1661), Northampton County, Virginia; Matilda Spicer Hart

  • Elizabeth City Parish, Hampton, Virginia: 19th Century Parish Registers; Francis W. Hayes

  • Hight-Hite Families of Sussex and Surry Counties, Virginia, from about 1634: 1,333 descendants, with a full-name index of 2,736 names of those who went to Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, North Carolina and those who stayed in and around Lunenburg County, Virginia with chronology, abstracts from the register of Albemarle Parish, and records of New Kent, Surry, Sussex, Lunenburg and Prince George Counties (487 surnames); Robert Elmer Wallace

  • Index of the Register of St. James Parish, Southam, Powhatan County, Virginia; Barbara P. Owens

  • Lynnhaven Parish Register 1838-1913: Princess Anne County, Virginia; Alice Granbery Walter

  • New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, parish registers, 1784-1836; Frederick Sheely Weiser, 1935-

  • Parish Register of the Bethany Lutheran Church, Waynesboro, Virginia, ca. 1771-1845

  • The Parish Register, Probst's Church, Pendleton County, Virginia (W. Va.), Volume 1, 1813 - 1851; George M. Smith

  • Parish Registers for Virginia-Water, 1838-1946 Church of England. Chapelry of Virginia-Water (Surrey) Parish Registers, Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk, Virginia (Orange Free State) 1955-1988

  • The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia 1723-1758 and Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes; George Harrison Sanford King

  • The Register of Saint Paul's Parish 1715-1798: Stafford, County, Virginia 1715-1776, King George County, Virginia 1777-1798, arranged by surnames in chronological order; George Harrison Sanford King

  • The Registers of North Farnham Parish, 1663-1814 and Lunenburg Parish, 1783-1800, Richmond County, Virginia; George Harrison Sandford King

  • Rev. John Cameron's Marriage Register of Bristol, Cumberland and Nottoway Parishes, Virginia, 1784-1815 and other more recent records, mainly of Nottoway Parish Nottoway Parish (Nottoway County, Virginia: Episcopal)

  • The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789; Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne 1876-1939

  • The Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent and James City Counties, Virginia, 1684-1786; Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne 1876-1939

  • Virginia Marriages in Rev. John Cameron's Register and Bath Parish Register; John Cameron d 1815

  • Virginia, Overwharton Parish Register, 1720 to 1760, Old Stafford County; William Fletcher Boogher

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