St. Mark's Episcopal Church Of Newark Records,1850-1883.

Collection Number: 6045

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Newark records, 1850-1883.
Collection Number:
6045
Creator:
St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Newark (Newark, N.Y.)
Quantity:
1 reel microfilm.
Forms of Material:
Microfilm
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
One volume of vestry records (1850-1883) containing minutes of regular and special church meetings and some accounts, and a register (1850-1871) listing parishioners, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials and church offerings.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Until 1851 no organization existed in Newark, but isolated services had been held by the Reverend T.F. Wardwell, Rector of Grace Church in Lyons in 1830 and services had been held at different periods by the Reverend Mr. Spaulding and the Right Reverend W.H. Delancey, who had adminsitered the rite of confirmation to a class. On July 22, 1851 the church was legally organized and elected wardens and vestrymen. A subscription was begun to construct a church, a lot purchased, and the building was consecrated on December 28, 1852. In 1863 improvements costing $3,000 were made, making the total value of the church $8,000. The church's membership grew from 21 communicants in 1852 to 91 in 1877.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The records of St. Mark's Church include 1 volume of vestry records (1850-1883) containing minutes of regular and special church meetings and some accounts, and a register listing parishioners, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials and church offerings.
SUBJECTS

Names:
St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Newark (Newark, N.Y.)

Subjects:
Church records and registers--New York (State)--Newark.
Episcopal Church--New York (State)--Newark.

Places:
Wayne County (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.
Newark (N.Y.)--Religious life and customs.

Form and Genre Terms:
Baptismal certificates.
Minutes.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Newark records, #6045. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Item 1
"A Record of the official acts of the vestry of St. Mark's church Newark Wayne County W. N.Y. Organized in the year of our Lord 1851", 1850-1883 .
The volume opens with records of the founding of the church, including a request to form the church to the Bishop of the Diocese of Western N.Y., (Dec. 1850), the Bishop's agreement (Dec. 19, 1850), and the incorporation notice (July 23, 1851).
Vestry minutes, which include both regular and special meetings (Mar. 28, 1853-Oct. 1, 1883) record the election of church rectors and discussion of their salary, the election of vestrymen, wardens, clerks, treasurers, delegates to Diocesan conventions and the appointment of church sextons. Church finances are documented in entries dealing with the procurement of loans, monthly collections, subscriptions, and the acquisition and sale of church property. Also included are entries dealing with church maintenance and improvement.
Following the minutes are financial records (1854-56) which include salary information, receipts, and a list of church expenditures.
The last page of the volume is an inventory of furniture at the rectory in 187^, with notes of changes in 1879 and 1883.
Item 2
"A Complete Parish Register Adapted for Parishes of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States", 1850-1871 .
1 page
Parishioners: by family noting original members (1850)
2 pages
Additional families (Sept. 9, 1852)
2 pages
Individuals: (Jan. 1, l850-Apr. 1851, Apr. 1851-Sept. 19, 1852) noting baptism, confirmation, communion, and death or removal of people.
2 pages
Individuals: (Jan. 1, 1850-Sept. 19, 1852) and children noting number, names, date of birth, ordinances and remarks for 48 people.
1 page
Individuals: (Sept, 19? 1852-Aug. 1853) included church received from, ordinances given, and death or removal for 30 people.
1 page
Individuals: (Aug. 14, 1853-Aug. 1, 1854) lists information as above for 2 people.
2 pages
Individuals: (Sept. 19, 1852-Aug. 1853) includes member, names, date of birth, ordinances, and remarks for 4l people.
1 page
Individuals: (Aug. ...) notes names and ordinances for 10 people.
3 pages
Heads of families in the parish and independent individuals with date, name, residence, and remarks.
7 pages
Families including children: (Dec. 1850-Aug. 18, 1868) notes names, removals for 213 people.
1 page
Revised list of families listing year, family, heads of family, and family members.
7 pages
Additional names to ( - Aug. 1864) not connected vith those already entered.
14 pages
Baptisms: listing name, date, parents, sponsors, date of birth, clergyman presiding and remarks for 187 persons
4 pages
Confirmations: list includes date, name, presiding bishop and remarks for 105 persons (Apr. 29, 1849-Jan. 26, 1870).
4 pages
Communicants: list date, names, residence, date of dismissal for 139 people (Apr. 29, l849-Sept. 1, 1867).
3 pages
"Regular Communicants" (Apr. 9, 1868) lists 78 persons.
3 pages
List of members communing (1868-1869) 80 people.
3 pages
List of members communing (1869-1-70) 73 people.
6 pages
Marriages: lists name, date, place, clergy and witnesses (Jan. 21, 1853-Sept. 26, 1870).
3 pages
Burials: lists date, name, place of interment, and minister (Mar. 14, 1850-Oct. 31, 1858).
12 pages
Church offerings: includes date, type of collection, remarks and amount (Oct. 10, 1852-May 15, 1870).
1 page
Official Expenses report to the bishop, 1870-1871. (Sept. 8, 1871.