St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

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St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA

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In 1760 a group of congregants from Christ Church, supporters of the Rev. William Macclanachan, an Anglican minister of evangelical leanings, formed a new church, seceded from Christ Church. They drafted articles of agreement for a new church St. Paul’s and promptly set about raising funds to construct it. Built on Third Street, below Walnut, St. Paul’s opened for services in 1762 and remained an active congregation throughout the nineteenth century. The Church’s building still stands, now home to Episcopal Community Services. St. Paul’s records, housed at the Episcopal Diocesan Archives include vestry minutes, baptismal, marriage and burial records as well as some financial records.

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Record of interments at St. Paul's from 1811 to 1852. Entries include the date of the funeral, name of deceased and location of burial. Some children are listed by parent's name. Some entries include the the decedent's former address and cost of the…

The first 24 pages of this account book record the funds raised by St. Paul's 1773 church lottery, with entries ordered by date. Records of St. Paul's charity collections from 1802 to 1812 start from the back of the book and run chronologically,…

Record of funds raised by St. Paul's 1774 church lottery, with entries ordered by ticket number, with the name of purchaser and total amount paid for all tickets per person.

Register of marriages performed at St. Paul's by a succession of ministers, including Rev. William McClenachan from 1759 to1765, Rev. William Shinger from 1768 to 1778, and Rev. Joseph Pilmore from 1786 to 1794 and again from 1804 to 1824. Entries…

Record of marriages performed at St. Paul's from 1760 to 1802. Each marriage is listed twice, under the last name of the groom and the bride. Each listing includes the date the ceremony was performed and the names of individuals being married. It…

Bound manuscript includes marriages, funerals, and baptisms from 1821-1829. Also includes confirmations from 1822-1826 and communions from 1821-1824. Each Baptism listed includes the date of baptism, the name of the person(s) being baptized, and date…

St. Paul's Parish Register, 1829-1865 inlcudes Baptisms (1830-1865), Marriages (1829-1865), Confirmations (1830-1862), and Funerals (1829-1865). Baptisms include the date of Baptism, Birth date, name, parents names, and Baptism number. Marriages…

Lists Baptisms, Confirmations, Communions, Marriages, and Burials performed at St. Paul's Episcopal Church between 1866-1888.

Extended sequences of empty openings have not been scanned, page numbers make jumps accordingly. Pages 261-2 and 271-2 are…

Receipt book records payment received by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, listing when money was received, how much was paid, purpose of payment, and names of those who paid the money to St. Paul's Church.

Record of interments at St. Paul's from 1852 to 1869. Each entry includes the decedent's name and date and location of burial. Some entries also include age at time of death and cause of death. Some disinterments are also noted, with the location of…

Record of marriages performed by Rev. Joseph Pilmore, occurring at St. Paul's Church between 1786 and 1794, at Christ Church in New York between 1794 and 1804, and again at St. Paul's Church from 1804 to 1813. Entries are listed chronologically and…

The bound volume consists of Vestry Minutes from 1760-1762, Marriage Records from 1759-1835, Burial Records from 1790-1812, and Baptism Records from 1782-1834. Vestry minutes consist of a description of the meeting and members present. Marriage…

Minutes of the meetings of the St. Paul's vestry, from 1762 to 1774. Each entry records the date of the meeting, members present and business discussed. One of the main topics covered is the ill health of Reverend McClenachan and the subsequent need…

Minutes of the meetings of the St. Paul's vestry, from 1792 to 1797. Each entry includes the date of the meeting, members present, and business discussed. Many entries include wardens' accounts, as reports from the committee appointed to examine…

Minutes of the meetings of the St. Paul's vestry, from 1797 to 1810. Each entry includes the date of the meeting, members present, and business discussed. Topics include but are not limited to: elections to the vestry and the appointment of wardens…

Minutes of the meetings of the St. Paul's vestry, from 1810 to 1829. Each entry includes the date of the meeting, members present, and business discussed. Topics include but are not limited to: vestry elections; appointment of wardens and sextons;…
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