Augusta Parish Vestry Book Volume 1 Index

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Title

Augusta Parish Vestry Book Volume 1 Index

Subject

Augusta County Vestry
Parish and Church Records
Impoverished Citizens
Apprenticeship and Indentured Servitude
Overseers of the Poor
18th Century

Description

This Index was meticulously compiled by Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr.

The Augusta County Vestry was the entity that presided over the communal fundraising and expenditure in the absence of an established town council or incorporated city. With its formation, “twelve of the most able men of the Parish” were responsible for upholding order and overseeing the care of the more impoverished members of the county.

The Vestry’s various civil functions included the collection of local taxes and the responsibility for impoverished individuals within the Parish, maintaining property boundaries, road maintenance, and taking on the responsibility of placing orphaned children in apprenticeships, so they could learn a trade to support themselves.

This historical record sheds light on members of the community that may or may not have been mentioned prominently before. It showcases the struggles of members of society who have been placed in vulnerable positions, and the efforts of the community to support these individuals with the resources available to them.

Creator

Augusta County Circuit Court
Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr.

Source

Augusta County Circuit Court

Publisher

Augusta County Circuit Court

Date

1746-1776

Contributor

Woodrow Clay Hamilton , Jr., Cynthia Easterling, Historic Records Volunteer, Elizabeth Knight Intern, Whitney Rhodes Historic Records Clerk

Rights

This work has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Format

PDF

Language

English-Typed

Identifier

ACCH-VestryBk-1746-1776-VOL.1INDEX

Coverage

Augusta County
Virginia
United States

Files

Citation

Augusta County Circuit Court Woodrow Clay Hamilton, Jr. , “Augusta Parish Vestry Book Volume 1 Index,” Augusta County Circuit Court Archive, accessed May 23, 2024, https://acch.omeka.net/items/show/1027.