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Annals of an Old Parish

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Date: 1725 to 1848
Location: Southport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Annals of an Old Parish: Historical Sketches of Trinity Church, Southport, Connecticut, 1725 to 1848

Containing over 4,000 names of persons Baptized, Confirmed, Admitted to the Communion, Married, and Burled during the Rev. Philo Shelton's Rectorship.

<span id='Guilbert'></span>Guilbert, Edmund. ''[[Space:Annals of an Old Parish|Annals of an Old Parish]]'' (Thomas Whittaker, New York, 1898)
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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations, Page xv
  • Chapter I.The first settlement and early history of Unquowa, afterwards the town of Fairfield, 1638
  • Chapter II. Sketch of the ecclesiastical situation in Connecticut from 1638 to 1818
  • Chapter III. Organization of the venerable society for the propagation of the gospel, 1701
  • Chapter IV. The Rev. George Muirson; The Rev. Messrs Talbot, Sharpe, and Bridge; and the Rev. George Pigot, officiate at Fairfield, 1706-1723
  • Chapter V. The Ministry of the Rev. Samuel Johnson and the building of the first church at Mill Plain, 1723-1727
  • Chapter VI. The Rev. Henry Caner, the first rector of Trinity Church, and the building of the second church edifice, 1727-1747
  • Chapter VII. Rev. Joseph Lamsons rectorship, 1747-1778
  • Chapter VIII. The Rev. John Sayres rectorship: the burning of Fairfield, 1773-1785
  • Chapter IX. Mr. Philo Shelton, lay-reader, and the election of Bishop Seabury, first bishop of Connecticut, 1779-1785
  • Chapter X. The Rev. Philo Sheltons rectorship. The building of the third church at Mill Plain, 1783--1825
  • Chapter XI. Rev. Philo Shelton's rectorship continued: The Lottery: Founding of the Bible and Prayer Book Society of Trinity Parish, 1817-1820
  • Chapter XII. Latter years of Rev. Philo Shelton's rectorship: His Death, 1820-1825
  • Chapter XIII. Rectorship of Rev. William Shelton, 1825-29
  • Chapter XIV. Rectorship of the Rev. Charles Smith: Erection of the Chapel at Southport, 1828-1834
  • Chapter XV. Rectorship of Rev. Nathaniel E. Cornwall: Transfer of services from Mill Plain to Southport: demolition of the Mill Plain Church, 1834-1841
  • Chapter XVI. Continuation of Rev. Nathaniel E. Cornwalls rectorship: State of theParish: Resignation, 1841-1853
  • Chapter XVII. Rectorship of the Rev. James Souveraine Purdy: Destruction of the Fourth CHurch by Fire: Change of Site, and Building of the fifth Church, 1853-1858
  • Chapter XVIII. Rectorship of the Rev. Rufus Emery: Destruction of the Fifth Church by a Tornado: Building of the Sixth Church, 1858-1871
  • Chapter XIX. Rectorship of the Rev. Edward Livington Wells--erection of the chapel 1870-1876
  • Chapter XX. Rectorship of the Rev. Taliaferro P. Caskey, 1877-1879
  • Chapter XXI. The rectorship of the Rev. Charles G. Adams, 1879-1890
  • Chapter XXII. The rectorship of the Rev. Edmund Guilbert, 1891-
  • Appendices
  • A. Bishops of the Diocese of Connecticut
  • B. Clergymen who Officiated in Fairfield Before 1827
  • C. Rectors of Trinity Parish
  • D. Church Wardens and Vestrymen of Trinity Parish
  • E. Baptisms Recorded Previous to 1779
  • F. Some Curious Facts in the Life of Dr James Laborie
  • G. Statement Concerning Trinity Parish Written in the Parish Record by the Rev. Nathaniel E. Cornwall September 5th 1851
  • H. Sketch of the Church at Fairfield by the Rev. Philo Shelton Written in the Year 1804
  • I. Private Parochial Register of the Rev. Philo Shelton (Containing over 4,000 names of persons Baptized Confirmed Admitted to the Communion Married and Burled during the Rev. Philo Shelton's Rectorship.)
  • J. Obituary Notices of the Rev. Philo Shelton and Lucy Shelton His Wife by the Rev. Dr Jarvis 1827
  • K. The Bible and Prayer Book Society of Trinity Parish
  • Index, Page 287: Does not extend either to the Notes or the Appendices.

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