Christ Church Parish, Middlesex Genealogy, Virginia

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Christ Church Parish (Middlesex Co.)


Christ Church Parish has served Lancaster and Middlesex counties. Not to be confused with Christ Church Parish (Lancaster Co.).





Christ Church Cemetery, Saluda, Va. database at Find A Grave. (550+ entries)

Parish History

Meade's 1861 history of Christ Church Parish is available online.[2]

  • Mason, George Carrington. "The Colonial Churches of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd Ser., Vol. 19, No. 1 (Jan. 1939):8-24. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1945. Available at FamilySearch Books Online; FHL. [Includes Middlesex County.]

Rev. John Moncure's history of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[3]

Parish Records

Parish Registers

The original parish registers are kept at ????. They have been abstracted several times:

  • The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Virginia. The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va. from 1653 to 1812. Richmond, Va.: Wm. Ellis Jones, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1897. Digital version at Internet Archive.

This book has also been converted into databases at FamilySearch - free:

  1. Christ Church Parish Christenings 1653-1808. Batch C504721
  2. Christ Church Parish Marriages 1660-1819. Batch M504721

This book has also been converted into databases at Ancestry ($):

  1. Christ Church Parish, Virginia Births, 1653-1812
  2. Christ Church Parish, Virginia Marriages, 1653-1812
  3. Christ Church Parish, Virginia Deaths, 1653-1812
  4. Christ Church Parish, Virginia Records, 1653-1812

O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this parish's register:

  • O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Middlesex County. - Extracts from the Parish Register of Christ Church," The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. 12 (1913):149-155. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books.
Vestry Books
  • Chamberlayne, C.G. The Vestry Book of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1663-1767. Richmond, Va.: Old Dominion Press, 1927. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.



  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. 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.
  3. Colonial Churches: A Series of Sketches of Churches in the Original Colony of Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Southern Churchman Co., 1907), 246-257.