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Beckford Parish, Virginia

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History[edit | edit source]

Beckford Parish has served Frederick County, Virginia, Dunmore County, Virginia, and Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Officials reported the following to the Convention of 1820:

"Beckford parish, Shenadoah county. This parish is in an infant state: they have had no Episcopal minister among them since the revolutionary war, except occasional visits, and these only within the last two or three years - the present minister has not resided there long enough to enable him to say with correctness what the prospect is. The parish inclues the whole country of Shenandoah: the few Episcopal families residing in it are much scattered, and the people in general pleased with the doctrines of the church. Marriages five--baptisms two."[1]

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Resources[edit | edit source]

Parish History[edit | edit source]

Beckford Parish reports:[3]

Poorhouse Records[edit | edit source]

Financial accounts of the Beckford Parish poorhouse are kept in Alms House Records, 1800-1899, at the Shenandoah County Archives in Woodstock, Va. Copies: FHL Film 1548900 Items 1-2

References[edit | edit source]

  1. *Francis Lister Hawks, A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836), 141. Digital version at Google Books.
  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. Francis Lister Hawks, A Narrative of Events Connected with the Rise and Progress of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia: To Which is Added an Appendix, Containing the Journals of the Conventions in Virginia from the Commencement to the Present Time (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1836). Digital version at Google Books.