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St. James Southam Parish, Virginia

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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Virginia  Gotoarrow.png  St. James Southam Parish

History[edit | edit source]

St. James Southam Parish has served Goochland, Cumberland, and Powhatan counties. Tar Wallett Church, a church on James River, South Chapel, Ham Chapel, and Peterville Church all fell within the bounds of this parish.[1]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Meade's 1861 history of St. James Southam Parish is available online.[1]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Parish Registers[edit | edit source]

The original parish register is kept at the church. A photocopy is available and includes parishioners, communicants, baptisms 1842-1900, marriages 1849-1902, burials 1840-1909 and offerings:

Vestry Books[edit | edit source]

The original St. James Southam Parish Vestry Book (1745-1791) is kept at the Library of Virginia. Microfilm copy: FHL Film 33933 Item 1.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 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.
  2. 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).