King William Parish, Virginia

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King William Parish has served Henrico (1702-1749), Goochland (1728-1749), Cumberland (1749-1777), and Powhatan (1777-present) counties.

King William Parish served the French Protestant Huguenot immigrants and their settlement at Manakintown. Manakin Episcopal Church, near Huguenot Springs, is the parish church.[1]




The Powhatan County Historical Society has published an online listing of tombstones and burials at Manakin Episcopal Church.

Surveys of graves at Manakin Episcopal Church (pages 1-44) and Manakin Huguenot Church (page 46), published in 1996, which include tombstone photographs, are available in book form: FHL Book 975.5612 V3n v. 1.[3]


Many genealogies have been published on French Huguenot families that belonged to King William Parish. See Henrico County, Virginia Genealogy and Goochland County, Virginia Genealogy.

Cameron Allen, FASG, is a leading expert on early French Huguenot families in this parish. He has published many of his findings on the French origins of Huguenot immigrants in scholarly genealogical journals and books.


A list of some of the Huguenot refugees who came to Virginia is available on the National Humanities Center website.

Parish History

Parish Records

  • 1721-1753 - King William Parish Christenings 1721-1753. Batch C504711 at FamilySearch - free.[4]
Vestry Books

The vestry books have been abstracted multiple times:


The 1735 tithe list is available online:

  • Le Suer, David. "Tithables in King William Parish, Goochland County," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jul. 1899):31-32. FHL Book 973 H25w; digital version at JSTOR - free.




  1. Langston James Goree et al, Master Index to the Huguenot (Bryan, Texas: Family History Foundation, 1986), Intro. FHL Book 975.5 B2hm index
  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. Catherine Lynn Nowery and Sharon Lee Nowery, Tombstone Inscriptions of Powhatan County, Virginia (Rock Hill, S.C.: the authors, 1996), Vol. 1.
  4. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at