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Church of St. Andrew

 
 
Church of St. Andrew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
1. Church of St. Andrew Marker
Inscription. The Church of St. Andrew was founded in 1708, and the first church building was completed in 1712 on land given in 1711 by William Tillier. In 1713 Queen Anne granted the church a charter and presented valued gifts including a chalice and paten.

The first rector was the Reverend Aeneas MacKenzie.

During the American Revolution, skirmishes initiated by the American forces occured in the vicinity of the church on October 26, 1776 and on August 8, 1777; The church was damaged during the later engagement.

The church has been twice razed by fire, once on March 29, 1867, and again on October 16, 1872, but the original walls remain.

The church of St. Andrew has been served by a distinguished line of clergymen, among them the Right Reverend Samuel Seabury, consecrated first American Bishop at Aberdeen in 1784, the Right Reverend Richard Channing Moore, consecrated Bishop of Virginia in 1815, and the Right Reverend Charles Sumner Burch, consecrated Bishop of New York in 1911.

Erected by the
Committee on Historical Marking
Richmond Borough
George Washington Bi-Centennial Commission
September 17, 1932

 
Erected 1932 by Committee on Historical Marking, Richmond Borough & George Washington Bi-Centennial Commission.
 
Location.
Staten Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
2. Staten Island Marker
The marker is seen here to the right of the church doorway.
40° 34.372′ N, 74° 8.837′ W. Marker is in Staten Island, New York, in Richmond County. Marker is at the intersection of Arthur Kill Road and Old Mill Road, on the left when traveling north on Arthur Kill Road. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Old Mill Road, Staten Island NY 10307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Relatives of Elizabeth Bayley Seton (here, next to this marker); Patriots under Gen. Mercer (here, next to this marker); Church of Saint Andrew (a few steps from this marker); St. Andrew’s Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of 18th century structures (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christopher House (about 300 feet away); Historic Richmondtown (about 800 feet away); Rezeau-Van Pelt Family Cemetery (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Staten Island.
 
Also see . . .  The Church of St. Andrew website. (Submitted on May 17, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Church of St. Andrew and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
3. Church of St. Andrew and Marker
The churchyard of St. Andrews holds the remains of veterans of the Revolutionary War and relatives of Saint Elizabeth Bayley Seton.
Church of St. Andrew image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 16, 2010
4. Church of St. Andrew
 
 
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