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North Sassafras Parish, Cecil County, Maryland Genealogy

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History[edit | edit source]

North Sassafras Parish has served Cecil County. The saints dedication is St. Stephen. St. Augustine's Church, originally called Mannour Chapel (also spelled Manor Chapel), served parishioners as a chapel of ease.[1]

Founded[edit | edit source]

Boundary[edit | edit source]

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Cemetery[edit | edit source]

Parish History[edit | edit source]

  • Lefevre, Effie DeCoursey. The Manor Chapel or St. Augustine Church: St. Augustine Parish, Cecil County, Maryland; An Historical Sketch. Easton, Md.: n.p., 1932. FHL Book 975.2 A1 no. 109

Parish Records[edit | edit source]

The original parish registers are kept at the Maryland Historical Society. Copies (1695-1817): FHL Film 441446 Item 1. A handwritten index is also available at the Maryland Historical Society. Copy: FHL Film 13887 Item 3

The records have been abstracted multiple times:

  • Bell, Annie W.B. St. Stephen's Parish Register, Cecil County, 1687-1837. 2 vols. Annapolis, Md.: A.W. Burns, [1939?]. FHL Film 1550149
  • Harrison, Lucy H. Marriages, Births and Deaths; St. Stephen's Parish, Cecil County, Md. 1687-1837. MSS., Maryland Historical Society. Copy: FHL Film 13887 Item 4
  • Harrison, Lucy H. Records of St. Stephen's Church, North Sassafras Parish, Cecil County, Md. MSS., Maryland Historical Society. Copy: FHL Film 13887 Item 5
  • Peden, Henry C., Jr. Early Anglican Church Records of Cecil County, Maryland. Westminster, Md.: Willow Bend Books, 1990. FHL Book 975.238 K28p

Christenings for the years 1688 to 1837 have been indexed on the International Genealogical Index. Printouts: FHL Film 1002777 Item 1

Marriages for the years 1695 to 1837 have been indexed on the International Genealogical Index. Printouts: FHL Film 1205001 Item 26; FHL Fiche 6901010.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. St. Augustine's Church, The Historical Marker Database, accessed 7 March 2011.