Kingston Parish Register: Gloucester and Mathews Counties, Virginia, 1749 - 1827
Kingston Parish Register: Gloucester and Mathews Counties, Virginia, 1749-1827. Emma R. Matheny and Helen K. Yates. (1963)

Gloucester County was erected in 1751 and consisted of four parish subdivisions, including Kingston Parish, which was cut off from Gloucester in 1791 to form the present county of Mathews. The Register of Kingston Parish is one of the few colonial records from this area to have survived more or less intact, and it is, therefore, of enormous importance to the genealogist. Mrs. Matheny and Mrs. Yates have here painstakingly copied the marriages, births, and deaths recorded in the Register, with the result that 530 marriages, 1750 births, and 120 deaths are incorporated into this present work. The entries provide the names of principals, dates, names of parents (in the case of births and baptisms and sometimes deaths), and page references to the Register. Some 6,000 persons are cited in the index.


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