Charles Parish, Virginia

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History[edit | edit source]

Charles Parish has served York County, Virginia Genealogy. Formerly known as New Poquoson Parish.[1]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

The boundaries of Charles Parish, as described in the act creating the parish, are listed in:

  • "Charles Parish, in York County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Oct. 1911):142. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Resources[edit | edit source]

Parish History[edit | edit source]

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]

Parish Registers[edit | edit source]
  • 1648-1789 - Charles Parish Christening Index 1648-1789. Batch C504701 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
  • 1648-1789 - Bell, Landon C. Charles Parish, York County, Virginia.History and Registers. Richmond, Va.: The Virginia State Library Board. Includes brief history, list of ministers, parish register births (1648-1789) and deaths (1665-1787).
  • 1648-1789 - Kinard, June. Charles Parish Records, York County, Virginia, 1648-1789 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998. Available at Ancestry ($).

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Charles Church, The Historical Marker Database.
  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).
  3. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 240-246.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at