Hungars Parish, Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Hungars Parish has served Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy.

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

Lost Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial parish registers are lost

Resources[edit | edit source]


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A survey of the graves at Hungar's Church was published in 1984.[2] This survey is available online at Eastern Shore Stuff. FHL Book 975.515 V3m 1984.

Ministers[edit | edit source]

Ann Graves was married to three rectors of Hungar's Parish: (1) William Cotton, (2) Nathaniel Eaton, and (3) Francis Doughty. Their biographies are published in:

  • Hiden, Mrs. P.W. "Three Rectors of Hungar's Parish and Their Wife," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan. 1939):34-41; digital version at JSTOR ($); Addenda: Vol. 19, No. 3 (Jul. 1939):299-301. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Meade's 1861 history of Hungar's Parish is available online.[3]

  • Stitt, Susan. "The Will of Stephen Charlton and Hungars Parish Glebe," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 77, No. 3 (Jul., 1969), pp. 259-276. FHL Book 975.5 B2v; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Upshur, Anne Floyed and Wilsom M. Stitt. The History of Hungars Episcopal Church, Hungars Parish, Northampton County, Bridgetown, Virginia. Undated pamphlet. Digital version at ghotes of Virginia.

M.C. Howard's history of Hungars Church, Northampton County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[4]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

The original parish register is lost, but two years of entries, dating from the Restoration, were recorded in civil court books kept in the Northampton County Courthouse. Births, marriages, and burials from Lady's Day 1660 (March 25) to Lady's Day 1661 (March 25) were recorded in Northampton County's Book of Orders, Deeds, &c. Abstracts:

  • Robertson, Thomas B. "Hungars Parish Records for 1660-1661," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jan. 1910):178-181. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital versions at JSTOR - free and USGenWeb Archives. Republished in Genie (Journal of the Ark-La-Tex Genealogical Association), Vol. 14, No. 4 (Oct. 1980).

Births, marriages, and burials from Lady's Day 1661 (March 25) to Lady's Day 1662 (March 25) were recorded in Northampton County's Book of Deeds, Wills, &c. (1657-1666). Abstracts:

  • Robertson, Thomas B. "Hungars Parish Records," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jul., 1913), pp. 39-43. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR - free.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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).
  2. Jean M. Mihalyka and Alice B. Deal, Gravestone Inscriptions in Northampton County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, c1984).
  3. 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.
  4. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 286-299.