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Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA



 


Notes: History
Albemarle Parish has served Surry and Sussex counties.
Albemarle Parish was a pre-Revolutionary War Episcopal parish that reflected the political and civil dominance of the Church of England in the affairs of Virginia at the time. Albemarle Parish should not be confused with Albemarle County.
James City County, Virginia was created in 1634 as one of Virginia's eight original shires, and was located on both sides (north and south) of the James River. Then Surry County was created in 1652 from the part of James City County that was south (southwest) of the river.
When Surry County was created, it contained two parishes which formerly had been part of James City County. These were Lawne's Creek Parish, formed in 1640, and Southwark Parish, formed in 1647.
In 1732, part of Surry County was added to Brunswick County. Then, in 1738, Lawne's Creek and Southwark Parishes were restructured. This resulted in the area north of the Blackwater River being called Southwark Parish, and the area south of the Blackwater River being given the new name of Albemarle Parish.
Sussex County was formed in 1754 (some sources say 1753) from the part of Surry County that was south of the Blackwater River. This left Surry County as being located north of the Blackwater and as a part of Southwark Parish. The new county of Sussex was in Albemarle Parish. In fact, all of Albemarle Parish was then located in Sussex County.
This, then, means that between 1738 and 1754, Albemarle Parish was in Surry County. Then, from 1754 until the parishes were abolished around the time of the Revolutionary War, Albemarle Parish was in Sussex County.
Founded
1738[1] "from those parts of Lawne's Creek and Southwark parishes that lay southwest of Blackwater River"[2]
Resources
Parish History
Bell, Landon Covington Bell. Albemarle Parish. Richmond, VA: 1950. Google Books page | WorldCat page
Ingersoll, Louise Van H. Southside Masons of Virginia: Descendants of Captain John Mason, the Elder of Albemarle Parish. Washington, DC: 1948. WorldCat page
Nelson, John K. A Blessed Company: Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia, 1690-1776. University of North Carolina, 2001. Google Books page
Townes, Amanda Jane. The Care of the Poor in Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia, 1742-1787. M.A. thesis, College of William and Mary, 1976. WorldCat page
Upton, Dell. Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia. Yale University, 1997. Google Books page (with limited preview)
Parish Records
The original Vestry Book for Albemarle Parish is extant, although it does not begin until 16 Nov 1742. Some earlier pages are missing. Parish register records including births and deaths, as well as christenings and their sponsors, are readily available in published form.
Parish Registers
Boddie, John Bennett. Births, Deaths and Sponsors, 1717 - 1778 from the Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia. 1958; Reprint, Baltimore: Clearfield, 1998. FHL Book 975.556 K2b 1998 | digital version at World Vital Records ($) | Google Books page (with limited preview) | WorldCat page
Horne, Elizabeth, and Virginia Horne. Albemarle Parish Register of Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia, 1717-1779. Wadesboro, NC: Daughters of the American Revolution, Craighead-Dunlap Chapter, 19--. WorldCat page
"Notes from Albemarle Parish Register, Sussex County, Va.," William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 1, Jul 1905, pp. 1-6. FHL Book 973 H25w | digital copy in Google Books | digital version at JSTOR ($)
Richards, Gertrude R.B. Register of Albemarle Parish, Surry and Sussex Counties, 1739-1778. Richmond, VA: The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1958; Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, 1984; Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, 2010. FHL Book 975.556 K2rg | Google Books page | WorldCat page
1739-1778 - Albemarle Parish Christening Index 1739-1778. Batch C504641 at FamilySearch - free.[3]
Parish Vestry Book
Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson, and Andrew Wilburn Hogwood. Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786: Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. for Clearfield Co., 2005. Google Books page (with limited preview) | WorldCat page
References
? 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).
? Eve S. Gregory, "Notes on Surry County, Virginia, History," VAGenWeb.
? Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at .

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Birth

Matches 1 to 18 of 18

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 ATKINSON Margaret Frances  1730Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I4527
2 CHAPPELL Littleberry  21 Nov 1772Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I317
3 CHAPPELL Rebecca Barham  23 Apr 1775Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I229
4 CHAPPELL Samuel, Jr.  1722Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I2214
5 COTTON Cary  1724Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3422
6 COTTON David  1726Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3423
7 COTTON Drury  1735Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3427
8 COTTON Isham  13 May 1739Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3428
9 COTTON John  1717Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3420
10 COTTON Littleberry  1728Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3424
11 COTTON Mary  23 Sep 1743Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3429
12 COTTON Thomas  1719Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3421
13 COTTON William  1733Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3425
14 ELLIS Caleb, Sr.  1701Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I10067
15 ELLIS William, Sr.  25 Nov 1761Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I12477
16 ELLIS Wright, Sr.  8 Sep 1772Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I12686
17 JONES Howell  25 Jul 1760Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I176
18 RIVES William  1706Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I8926

Christened

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christened    Person ID 
1 JONES Howell  31 Aug 1760Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I176

Died

Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 ATKINSON Margaret Frances  1817Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I4527
2 HYDE Jane Jean  2 Dec 1768Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3417
3 RIVES Judith  1 Mar 1769Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I94
4 SLEDGE Charles  16 Feb 1726Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3584
5 SLEDGE John, Sr.  1750Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3545
6 WEAVER Sarah Elizabeth "Betty"  1781Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3577

Alt. Death

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Alt. Death    Person ID 
1 JONES Howell  13 Oct 1772Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I176

Baptism

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Baptism    Person ID 
1 BOOTH Molly  24 Dec 1764Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I243

Christening

Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christening    Person ID 
1 COTTON Drury  30 Sep 1741Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3427
2 COTTON Isham  16 Sep 1739Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3428
3 COTTON Mary  15 Dec 1743Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3429

Lived(s) In

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Lived(s) In    Person ID 
1 COTTON Richard  Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3026

Religion

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Religion    Person ID 
1 CHAPPELL James  1743-1769Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I47

Will

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Will    Person ID 
1 COTTON Thomas (T.C.)  26 Jun 1777Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA I3416

Married

Matches 1 to 5 of 5

   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 BOOTH / BOOTH  Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA F73
2 COTTON / COTTON  Abt 1756Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA F1238
3 COTTON / COTTON  Abt 1760Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA F1237
4 COTTON / HYDE  1716Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA F1100
5 COTTON / WEAVER  1747Albemarle Parish, Surry County, VA F1071