Bruton Parish, Virginia Register, 1662 - 1797

Bruton Parish, Virginia Register, 1662 - 1797

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Bruton Parish, Virginia Register, 1662 - 1797. John Vogt. The parish register which survives covers the years 1662, twelve years before the formation of Bruton Parish (these records are those of the earlier Middleton Parish) up past the American Revolution to the mid-1790s. It records life events for both the great men of society as well as artisans, children, servants, slaves, bastard children, and reflects a cross-section of the Williamsburg community during its heyday when it served as the capital of the colony. More than 3,400 entries list either births, baptisms, deaths, or burials. There are no marriage records.


The editor has provided a meticulous transcription of the register, using his training in colonial paleography to correct many of the previous misreadings. A full index is included as well as an extensive introduction. This will provide valuable information for anyone with family in the York/James City/Williamsburg area during the eighteenth century. 2004, 8x10, xiv, paper, 119 pages, index.