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Elizabeth City Parish

 
 
Elizabeth City Parish Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
1. Elizabeth City Parish Tablet
Inscription.  
First visited by Englishmen May 10, 1607.
Fortified at Old Point by Captain George Percy, October, 1609.
Settled by Lord De La Warr, July, 1610;
Reinforced by Sir Thomas Dale, May, 1611;
The Rev. William Mease being the first minister.
Named after the Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King James I., 1620.
This church, the third in the parish, erected 1728;
Built of bricks made here by Henry Cary.
The town and church sacked June 24-27, 1813, in the War of 1812-13.
The church repaired, and named St. Johnís Church, 1827.
Consecrated by Bishop R.C. Moore, Friday, Jany. 8, 1830.
The town and church burned the night of Aug. 7-8, 1861 in the War of 1881-65.
The original walls stood, and the church was restored 1869-70.

O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good:-
For his mercy endureth forever. Psalm 136. I.
Rev. C. Braxton Bryan, Rector.
January, 1904.

 
Erected 1904.
 
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Charity & Public WorkColonial EraWar of 1812War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1904.
 
Location. 37° 1.556′ N, 76° 20.8′ W. Marker is in Hampton, Virginia. It is in Downtown. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West Queens Way and High Court Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 W Queens Way, Hampton VA 23669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Virginia Laydon (a few steps from this marker); St. Johnís Church (a few steps from this marker); Hampton Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Founders And Patriots Buried In This Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Veterans Interred or Memorialized in this Historic Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hannah Nicholson Tunnell (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named St. John's Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hampton.
 
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Elizabeth City Parish Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
2. Elizabeth City Parish Tablet
 Brief History of St. John's Episcopal Church. (Submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
 
St. Johnís Church (front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
3. St. Johnís Church (front)
St. John's Church (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 31, 2010
4. St. John's Church (rear)
Elizabeth City Parish Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 6, 2021
5. Elizabeth City Parish Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,052 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   5. submitted on February 8, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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