The Resource (microform)

(microform)

Label
1662-1965
Inclusive dates
1662-1965
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Register, 1662-1797, is not complete, having suffered much damage over the years. The pagination is confusing and the records begin some twelve years before Bruton Parish was established; the early years belong to Marston Parish. Included are baptisms, 1739-1797. Births and baptisms from 1662-1739 are missing, however the photostatic volume contains six pages of transcriptions of fragments listing baptisms, 1671-1722. Photocopies of the original fragments are available only on the microfilm. Also included are deaths, 1662-1761 (deaths 1762-1792 are missing). No marriage records appear. (Accession 19798; Misc. reel 448a)
  • Register, 1868-1908, including families, baptisms (showing birth dates), confirmed, communicants, marriages, burials, and offerings. (Accession 19799; Misc. reel 448d)
  • Vestry book, 10 November 1827-13 April 1853, and October 1865-8 May 1889. Records are lacking in the period 1854-1864; and they are inconsistent until Easter 1872 when they resume and are continued systematically from that date. (Accession 19800; Misc. reel 448b)
  • Vestry books, 1889-1964, consisting of volumes for the years 1889-1913; 1913-1937; 1938-1944; 1945-1956; 1956-1962; and 1962-1964. At the end of the Vestry book, 1889-1913, is the diary of the Restoration of Bruton Parish Church, 1905-1918. (Accession 29950a-f; Misc. reels 448b-d)
  • Register, 1903-1957. (Accession 29950g; Misc. reel 448d)
  • Marriage registers, 1936-1946 and 1947-1965. (Accession 29950h-i, Misc. reel 448d)
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Biographical or historical data
Middle Plantation in York County (later Williamsburg) and a parish of the same name were created in 1633. Harrop Parish in James City County was created in 1645. The two parishes were combined in 1658 to form Middletown Parish. Marston Parish, which had been created in York County in 1654, and Middleton Parish were merged in 1674. The newly organized parish was given the name Bruton and today embraces a portion of each of the two counties and the city of Williamsburg. Much has appeared in print concerning the early days of Bruton Parish and of Bruton Church, which became the state church in 1699 when the seat of the colonial government was transferred from Jamestown to Williamsburg. Perhaps the best known and most nearly comprehensive publication is THE RECORD OF BRUTON PARISH CHURCH, by William A.R. Goodwin, edited by Mary F. Goodwin, 1941, which contains historical data, transcriptions of early records, tombstone inscriptions, and other information. See also HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BRUTON CHURCH, WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA, by William A.R. Goodwin, 1903. No early vestry book survives, although there was one, 1674-1769, which existed until after the Civil War. Extensive extracts from it were included in a historical sketch by John C. McCabe, in AMERICAN CHURCH REVIEW AND ECCLESIASTICAL REGISTER, vol. VIII (January 1856). The extracts were reprinted in the RECORDS OF BRUTON PARISH CHURCH mentioned above.
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Vi
Form designation
Records
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(microform)
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unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
35mm.
Extent
  • 12
  • 4
Generation
service copy
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000496035
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unknown
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
PHOTOCOPYING RESTRICTED.
Type of unit
  • v.
  • reels.

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