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Re: ?? re COPLE PARISH, Westmoreland Co.
Posted by: Rosemary Mahan Date: January 03, 2001 at 05:49:45
In Reply to: ?? re COPLE PARISH, Westmoreland Co. by jc halbrooks of 507

There is a very informative book out now entitled "History of Cople Parish, 1663-1963" by Beatrice Lawrence Newton Davison. If you cannot get it from the Library, I believe it is available for sale at the Kinsale Museum (804-472-3001). Mrs. Davison was the wife of Rev. Tredwell Davison, the rector for the Montross Parish, but her family, the Newtons, were one of the founding families of the Cople Parish. It does a great job of not only describing the church parish, but also the people of the geographical Cople Parish, as they were one and the same in the early days before the separation of church and state. Very delightful reading. She names a lot of the people of that era and their relationships to others within the parish. I did find one bit of information incorrect in her book concerning Temperance Gerrard (she got her mixed up with her sister, Frances), but the rest of it is very factual, based on information from the vestry and courthouse records. Unfortunately, Mrs. Davison died in last year (2000) and is surely missed in our community.

Rosemary Mahan

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