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Cople Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

Cople Parish has served Westmoreland County, Virginia. The parish includes Nomini, St. James, and Yeocomico churches.

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Parish History[edit | edit source]

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

  • Davison, Bertha Lawrence Newton. The Life of Cople Parish 1664-1964 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1999. FHL Book 975.524 K2d
  • Mayo, Wat Tyler, Walter Randolph Crabbe and S. Downing Cox. A Sketch of Yeocomico Church (Built 1706) in Cople Parish, Westmorland County, Va.: With a Reference to the Bicentennial Celebration on July 15, 1906, and the Movement to Raise an Endowment Fund for the Preservation of the Church. FHL

Rev. J. Poyntz Tyler's history of Yeocomico Church, Westmoreland County, Virginia (1907) has been digitized by Google Books.[3]

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

Minutes of the Association for the Preservation of Yeocomico Church, Cople Parish, Westmoreland County (1906-1973) are kept at the Library of Virginia.[4]

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. 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), 300-304.
  4. Dell Upton, Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Virginia (Yale University Press, 1997), xi.