Christ Church Parish, South Carolina

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Christ Church Parish serves Charleston.

South Carolina's "Anglican parishes were used as election districts and had responsibility for road development, care of the poor, and education."[1]


  • 1706




  • Gregorie, Anne King. "Cemetery Inscriptions from Christ Church Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Apr. 1920):73-76; Vol. 21, No. 3 (Jul., 1920):132-135. Digital version at JSTOR ($).



  • Webber, Mabel L. "The Bond Family of Hobcaw Plantation, Christ Church Parish," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Jan. 1924):1-22. Digital version at JSTOR ($).

Parish History

For a history of the parish, see Chapter 7, Christ Church Parish, pages 275-283, in:

  • Dalcho, Frederick. An Historical Account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina from the First Settlement of the Province, to the War of the Revolution; with Notices of the Present State of the Church in Each Parish and Some Account of the Early Civil History of Carolina, Never Before Published. Charleston: E. Thayer, 1820. FHL Film 22657; digital versions at Google Books; Internet Archive.

Parish Records

In the 1950s, the parish held its registers at the church. The records begin in 1694. Copies: FHL Films 22741 Item 4, 23438. Births and christenings are indexed on the IGI for the years 1694 to 1843.[2] Abstracts have also been published:



  1. "The Formation of Counties in South Carolina," at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History website, accessed 21 January 2011.
  2. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department. Christ Church Parish, Charleston, South Carolina Computer Printout; Births or Christenings, 1694-1843. FHL Film 1001815 Item 7