By John K. Nelson
During this publication, John Nelson reconstructs daily Anglican non secular perform and event in Virginia from the tip of the 17th century to the beginning of the yank Revolution. demanding prior characterizations of the colonial Anglican institution as susceptible, he unearths the basic position the church performed within the political, social, and monetary in addition to the religious lives of its parishioners. Drawing on broad learn in parish and county files and different fundamental assets, Nelson describes Anglican Virginia's parish method, its parsons, its rituals of worship and rites of passage, and its parishioners' assorted relationships to the church. All colonial Virginians--men and girls, wealthy and bad, old and young, planters and retailers, servants and slaves, dissenters and freethinkers--belonged to a parish. As such, they have been topic to its levies, its authority over marriage, and different social and monetary dictates. as well as its non secular capabilities, the parish supplied crucial take care of the terrible, collaborated with the courts to address civil disputes, and exerted its impact over many different points of neighborhood existence. A Blessed corporation demonstrates that, by means of creatively adapting Anglican parish association and the language, kinds, and modes of Anglican spirituality to the Chesapeake's unique environmental and human stipulations, colonial Virginians sustained a remarkably potent and devoted Anglican church within the outdated Dominion.
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Extra info for A Blessed Company: Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia, 1690-1776
8 Virginians sought inclusion through open-ended parishes. 9 The speed of settlement determined when these would be bounded oﬀ and when new open-ended parishes and counties would be created. Whatever the pace and direction of movement, it was accommodated by the prior provision—at least on paper—of local governance. Unquestionably this hastened the process of actual institutional formation, assisted in transmitting relatively uniform practices over space and time, and ensured timely representation in the House of Burgesses.
21 On the vestry as well were Christopher and John Robinson, who had compiled records of forty and thirty-four years respectively. 23 In their study of Middlesex County, The Parish’s ‘‘Twelve Bishops’’ . 24 A ﬁne-tuned genealogical investigation, moreover, would undoubtedly disclose interfamilial ties through marriage not only among the families named above but also between them and others appearing less conspicuously on the vestry. What Robinsons, Wormeleys, Grymes, Thackers, and Churchills were to Christ Church Parish, so Moseleys, Walkes, Boushes, and Ellegoods were to Lynnhaven Parish (Princess Anne County).
9 Vestries every four years divided their parishes into precincts and appointed for each precinct at least two ‘‘honest, intelligent’’ freeholders who, with whatever assistance they required, walked the boundary lines of the properties owned by precinct residents. 10 This quadrennial reaﬃrming of boundaries aﬀorded occasions to resolve disputed lines to the mutual accommodation of the interested parties. The inspectors’ reports that were duly entered in the parish—not the county court—records represented the acknowledgment by all landowners that the boundaries were accurately marked.
A Blessed Company: Parishes, Parsons, and Parishioners in Anglican Virginia, 1690-1776 by John K. Nelson