Williamsburg Regional Library

The vestry book of Blisland (Blissland) parish, New Kent and James City counties, Virginia, 1721-1786, transcribed and edited by C. G. Chamberlayne. Published by the Library board

More than a half-century ago, C. G. Chamberlayne, under the sponsorship of the Virginia State Library, transcribed, edited, and indexed a number of original Virginia parish vestry books, four of which are reprinted here. While the dates of coverage and lengths of the volumes vary, they are nonetheless similar in terms of scope and content. Each volume contains the oldest known records pertaining to that parish, in most cases beginning only a few years following the parish's date of formation
Physical Description
ixii, 277 pages, frontispiece (folded map), plate, 2 facsimiles (1 folded), 25 cm

Library Locations

  • James City County Library

    7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
  • Williamsburg Library

    515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US