Source:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Baptisms and Burials from the Records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1760

Source Baptisms and burials from the records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1760
Author Hildeburn, Charles R
Christ Church (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Episcopal: Second and Church St.)
Place Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Year range 1709 - 1760
Subject Church records
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Type Government / Church records
Date issued 1982
Place issued Baltimore [Maryland]
Hildeburn, Charles R, and Pennsylvania: Episcopal: Second and Church St.) Christ Church (Philadelphia. Baptisms and burials from the records of Christ Church, Philadelphia, 1709-1760. (Baltimore [Maryland], 1982).
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Publication History

This work was originally published as a series of articles in The Pensylvania Magazine of History and Biography. "Burials" appeared in volumes I-VII, in 1877 to 1883. Baptisms appears in Volumes XII-XVII, between 1888 and 1893. These materials were extracted and published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, in 1982.

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Source:Hildeburn, 1982

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Established in 1695 as the first Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Christ Church was one of the most important churches in the city before the Revolutionary War. This database is a collection of baptism and burial records from the church between 1709 and 1760. Noted researcher Charles R. Hildeburn compiled this collection in the nineteenth century. It provides information regarding over 20,000 individuals. Birth records provide the child's name, parents' names, baptism date, and birth date or approximate age. Burial records provide the decedent's name, date of burial, and surviving spouse (or parent in the case of a deceased child).


Christ Church was established in 1695 and was the first Episcopal church in Philadelphia. For a number of years it served the entire Anglican community, and by 1760, when St. Peter's was split off from it, more than 10,000 baptisms and burials were recorded in its registers. These registers are intact from 1709 and the baptismal and burial records are abstracted in this work, which was originally published as two long-running series of articles in the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. Both the baptismal and burial records are arranged alphabetically by surnames. In the baptismal records each entry gives the date of baptism, the name of the child and the names of his parents, and the birth date or approximate age of the child when baptized. In some cases the entry identifies an adult who was baptized, and the entry gives his or her age at the time. The burial records give the date of burial, the name of one of the parents of the deceased or, in the case of an adult who died, the name of the surviving spouse.

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