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Gloucester Circuit of the Methodist Church Records, 1825-1910

Gloucester Circuit of the Methodist Church Records, 1825-1910
Mss. 69 G51, 2012.382, 2003.16
2.5 Cubic Feet
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Scope and Contents

Papers, 1825-1910, of the Gloucester Circuit of the Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church which covered Gloucester County and part of King and Queen County, Va. Includes minutes of quarterly conference meetings for the circuit; Sunday School class records; and building committee records.

Acc. 2003.16 is a photocopy of a register, 1879-1885, of baptisms, marriages and members. Acc. 2012.382 is a register of members of the Gloucester Circuit of the Methodist Church, 1835-1837. The first page of the register says that there were 930 white members and 19 "coloured" members for a total of 949. There are also notes next to the names of some of the members, which include such information as marriage dates, death dates, and positions held in the church hierarchy.

Methodist Church. Virginia Conference. Richmond District. Gloucester Circuit.
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--20th century
King and Queen County (Va.)--History--19th century
King and Queen County (Va.)--History--20th century
Methodist Church--Virginia--History--19th century
Methodist Church--Virginia--History--20th century
Virginia--Religious history
Agendas (administrative records)
Financial records

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
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Acquisition Note
 Source: Mrs. Thomas W. Barbour.
Other Formats
The original register (Acc. 2003.16) of baptisms, marriages, and members was last in the possession of Cecil Booker.
Preferred Citation
Gloucester Circuit of the Methodist Church Records, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:

Additional materials (Acc. 2003.16) were added to the collection in 2004, which included a photocopied register, 1879-1885, of baptisms, marriages and members.

Updated by Anne Johnson in 2009. Acc. 2012.382 accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in December 2012.

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