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Gloucester Circuit of the Methodist Church Records

Identifier: Mss. 69 G51

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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.


  • Creation: 1825-1910


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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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Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Gloucester Circuit had six churches: Salem, Shackelford's, Bellamy's, Bethehem, Singleton's, and Olive Branch. The churches were in Gloucester and King and Queen counties, Va. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Acquisition Information:


Electronic Format:

The original register (Acc. 2003.16) of baptisms, marriages, and members was last in the possession of Cecil Booker.

Physical Description

1163 items

Guide to the Gloucester Circuit of the Methodist Church Records
Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository