Dettingen Parish, Virginia

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Dettingen Parish has served Prince William County, Virginia. Quantico Church belonged to this parish.





A survey of the graves at Quantico Church was published in 1993.[2] FHL Book 975.52732 V32t.

List of Ministers

  • List of Rectors of Dettingen Parish 1745-1978, The Newsletter of the Prince William County Genealogical Society, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Oct. 1987):32-33. FHL Collection

Parish History

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

Parish Records

Parish Registers

Colonial parish registers have been lost.

  • "Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia, Dumfries Church Register, 1815-1824," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 30, No. 2 (Apr.-Jun. 1986):90-98. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 26 (1982).[4] Includes register of communicants and baptisms.
  • Dettingen Parish Register of Marriages, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 24, No. 1 (Feb. 1986):84.
Vestry Books
  • Records of Dettingen Parish, Prince William County, Virginia: Vestry Book, 1745-1785, Minutes of Meetings of the Overseers of the Poor, 1788-1802, Indentures, 1749-1782. Dumfries, Va.: Historic Dumfries Virginia, Inc., 1976.



  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. Ronald Ray Turner, Prince William County, Virginia, Burial Index, 1800-1993 (Manassas, Va.: R.R. Turner, c1994).
  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. Margaret B. Binning, "Birth Records of Prince William County, Virginia Prior to 1912 (From Various Sources Except the Official Register)," available online, courtesy: RELIC.