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Gloucester Historical Society publishes two new books

The Gloucester Historical Society has published two new books: “The Register of Abingdon and Ware Parishes, Gloucester, VA, 1830-1916” and “Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Burials from the Register of Abingdon and Ware Parishes, Gloucester, Va. 1830-1916,” transcribed by Mary P. Liddell and William L. Lawrence.

The register book is a scanned reproduction of the original which is housed in the parish house of Ware Episcopal Church. The second is a transcribed version listing the births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burial records of the church from 1830 to 1916.

The register contains the records of the Rev. John Cole, 1829-1836; the Rev. Charles Mann, 1837-1878; and the Rev. William Byrd Lee, 1881-1921. The book was filled by 1916. Two entries, a death record in 1918 and the 1924 baptism of Mr. Lee’s grandson were added later. The confirmations and listing of communicants were not transcribed. The transcribed book is the fourth printed as part...

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