Minutes of the Vestry of St. Helena's Parish, South Carolina, 1726-1812
Alexander Samuel Salley
Historical commission of South Carolina, 1919 - History - 296 pages
This parish was established in 1712, and met in the homes of various planters until a church was built in 1724. The parish "was bounded on the east by St. Helena Sound and Combahee River, on the north by a line from the head of Combahee River to Savannah River and to the south on the ocean." These transcriptions of vestry minutes provide a detailed view of the business and spiritual affairs of the parishioners. They record the elections of church officers, financial transactions, and matters of church discipline. Since the parish was extensively involved in assisting its sick and poor members, there are innumerable instances of sums being paid for housing, nursing, and doctoring, and in some cases burying, parishioners. There are also investigations of illegitimacy, children being bound out, etc.
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Page 247 - ... deliver into the hands of his successor all books and papers relative to the concerns of the Convention which may be in his possession. It shall also be his duty to give due notice to each Minister and Vestry of the time and place appointed for the meeting of the succeeding Convention.
Page 249 - The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH in the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David.
Page 247 - VII. It shall be the business of the standing committee, when informed by the Vestry of either of the Churches in this state, that such Church is not provided with a Minister, (in which information, the means which the Church has of supporting a Minister shall be stated) diligently to...
Page 3 - Helena bounded on the east by St. Helena sound and Combahee River, on the north by a line from the head of Combahee River to the Savannah River and to the south the ocean.
Page 247 - RULE VIII. In all matters, requiring the suffrages of the Convention, the Representatives of each Church shall vote conjointly ; each Church having one vote, and a majority of votes shall be decisive. RULE IX. The approving, or receiving any Clergyman into a Church, shall be vested in the Vestry of the Church, (or the Vestry and Churchwardens, as the case may be,) having authority so to do; and where there is no Vestry, or Vestry and Churchwardens, having such authority, in the Congregation, that...
Page 265 - Resolved, That the sum of one thousand dollars be appropriated for the...
Page 248 - ... intervals of the convention, be corresponding committees, intrusted with the duty of informing the standing committee of the situation of their respective Churches ; and, generally such other things as may relate to the temporal and spiritual interests of the Pro. Epis. Church in this state. Rule XIV. No article, canon, rule or other regulation, of any general or state convention, shall be obligatory on any Epis. Church within this state, where the same shall be found to infringe on any of its...
Page 78 - House wou'd be provided for me, as is the Custom throughout this Province; and really the Society told me, before I left London, that there was a good parsonage House on the Glebe, and on no other Terms wou'd I have come here.