St. George’s History comprises individual articles, documents and collections around the 300 year history of St. George’s Episcopal Church, located in Fredericksburg Virginia. This site is unrelated to St. George's main website.
Supplementing them are a category-based search, a content index and a timeline. We have two tour documents - a building summary and a 15 minute walking tour you can take in the church. We also have a sister site just about the graveyard.
Rev. William Meade Clark, 18th Rector at St. George’s: Dec. 1890 – Aug. 31, 1896
By Trip Wiggins Born: 5 May 1855/Halifax Co., VA son of Rev John T Clark/Mary Wilson Marr. First Laura M Walker 8 June 1881 in Fairfax Co., VA (she died 1883) Following her death he married again to Mary Alice Peirce on 7 Dec 1899 in Lancaster Co., VA Died 29 Apr 1914/Richmond, VA Buried […]
Rev. Robert James McBryde, 16th and 20th rectors at St. George’s (1877-1883) and (1905-1912)
By Trip Wiggins Born 1 Jun 1845/Abbeville, SC Died 6 Sep 1916/Raphine, Rockbridge Co., VA 16th and 20th Rector of St. George’s St. George’s: July 1877 – April 1883 & Nov 1905 – Oct 1912
Rev. John Kercheval Mason, 17th Rector at St. George’s 1883-1890
By Trip Wiggins Born: 3 Dec 1847/”Westview” in Brunswick Co., VA Married: 19 Nov 1879/Alexandria, VA to Claudia Hamilton Norton (5 kids) Died: 18 Dec 1910/Louisville, KY; Burial: Alexandria, VA/St. Paul’s Church 17th St. George’s Rector At St. George’s May 15, 1883 – Dec. 1, 1890
Rev. Alfred Magill Randolph 13th St. George’s Rector At St George’s: Oct. 1858 – Nov. 1862
By Trip Wiggins b. 31 Aug 1836/The Meadows (Eastern View), Fauquier Co., VA d. 6 Apr 1918/Norfolk, VA (lived there for 25 years – seat for the Southern Va Diocese) 13th St. George’s Rector At St George’s: Oct. 1858 – Nov. 1862 Assistant Rector summer 1858 “acting” Rector Oct 1858 until ordained priest in 1860
Rev. George Strebeck Born abt. 1772/Baltimore, MD – Died abt. 1832/Perquimans Co., NC
By Trip Wiggins Rev. George Strebeck Born abt. 1772/Baltimore, MD – Died abt. 1832/Perquimans Co., NC m. 24 Oct 1793/NYC to Jerusha Mott of NYC (abt 1772/NYC – abt 1811/NYC) They had at least 6 children (1810 census). m. 20 Oct 1812/Fredericksburg, VA to Sydney Susannah Graham of Fredericksburg, VA by. Rev. Woodville At St. […]
Rev. James Marye, Sr. 7 June 1692/Parish of Bertreville, Saint Ouen, France – abt. Jan 1768/Spotsylvania County, Va.
By Trip Wiggins Rev. James Marye, Sr. 7 June 1692/Parish of Bertreville, Saint Ouen, France – abt. Jan 1768/Spotsylvania County, Va. Fourth St. George’s Rector At St George’s: Oct. 1735 – abt. Jan 1768*
Rev. Rodham Kenner 28 Sep 1707/Northumberland Co., VA – 1734/1735
By Trip Wiggins Rev. Rodham Kenner 28 Sep 1707/Northumberland Co., VA – 1734/1735 Second St. George’s Rector At St George’s: Mar 1729 – Oct 1730 (continued as “supply” or temporary until 1733)
Quenzel's 1951 history is still the standard for the church. He was a librarian for Mary Washington College as well as being active at St. George's, helping to create the St. Georgian newsletter as well as a part of the Vestry. We have the entire book online which was published by St. George's
Barbara Willis was a local historian and writer and long time St. Georgian with her husband Mac. This paper is a detailed summary of the evolution of St. George's church from its wooden colonial church to the impressive 1849 brick building we have today.
The Civil War may be the most popular historic topic in all of our history. The church served in 3 capacities - as a fortress, center of revival and as a hospital. We have a 9 part series on our role and relationship to Fredericksburg.
McGuire served all 3 churches over the course of 45 years. He is probably the most influential of all our rectors in all phases of ministry from preaching, teaching, and outreach. Trip Wiggins, our archivist, wrote this for a Sunday school class and has been teaching classes for years
Charles Sydnor served St. George's from 1972-2003 and was responsible for furthering Thomas Faulkner's outreach ministries and creating new ones. This paper he wrote in 2009 was for an adult forum in that year.
Faulkner served St. George's for 30 years from 1946-1976. During these years racial policies were paramount, especially 1954, in the year of Brown vs. Board of Education, Faulkner was challenged by the Vestry on the role of Blacks in our service. He was able to move St. George's toward racial justice that other rectors would further