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Reverend Richard de Port-St. John, Sr., of Beaufort, South Carolina, USA

Male 1715 - Abt 1802  (86 years)


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  • Name Richard de Port-St. John 
    Prefix Reverend 
    Suffix Sr., of Beaufort, South Carolina, USA 
    Born 14 Feb 1715  Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England, U.K. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • alleged birth as son of Richard St. John. Not confirmed. 26 Feb 2017 Suzanne St. John

      Name Richard St. John
      Gender Male
      Baptism Date 14 Feb 1715
      Baptism Place Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England
      Father Richard St. John
      FHL Film Number 1595411
      Household Members
      Name Age
      Richard St. John
      Richard St. John

      Source Information
      Title
      England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    Gender Male 
    Education 1739  Dublin, Ireland, U.K. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Got degree at Trinity College 
    Immigration 1 Oct 1745  Bahamas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Left Bahamas as minister of parish

    Name : Richard St. John Destination : Bahamas Date : 01 Oct 1745 Source : Money Book, 42-52 
    Immigration Nov 1745  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

    Name Richard Saint John
    Arrival Year 1745
    Arrival Place America
    Source Publication Code 2144
    Primary Immigrant Saint John, Richard
    Annotation Ministers and schoolmasters of the Church of England who went to western colonies in return for a bounty from the King. From the Rawlinson MSS. Receipt Book of Secret Service Money, April 20, 1689, to June 1691, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England, a
    Source Bibliography FOTHERGILL, GERALD. A List of Emigrant Ministers to America, 1690-1811. London: Elliot Stock, 1904. 65p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1965.
    Page 53

    Citation Information
    Detail
    Place: America; Year: 1745; Page Number: 53 
    Immigration 7 Dec 1747  St. Helena's, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    arrived at parish as new minister 
    Fact 1 28 Jan 1748  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1748 Jan. 28: Richard St. John, St. Helen?s Parish, Port Royal, to the Society (SPG series B,
    volume XV, page 185)
    He is pleased with \"the place and the people\" at his new parish, St. Helen\'s. Every third
    Sunday he officiates at the island church. He hopes to raise enough money by the end of the
    summer to enlarge the church there. He has paid his debt to Mr. Madden, and begs that the
    Society not listen to Madden\'s slander. He has drawn his half-year\'s salary, as well as a halfyear\'s
    advance.

    http://speccoll.cofc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Letters-from-the-Clergy-of-the-Anglican-Church-in-SC.pdf

    pg. 504
     
    Fact 1 4 May 1748  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1748 May 4: Alexander Garden, Charles Town, to the Society (SPG series B, volume XVI,
    page 137)
    Boschi fears capture by the Spaniards, and refuses to go to Ratton unless he is transported
    in a Man of War. Rev. St. John continues his duties at Port Royal. Col. Blake (Barker?) informs
    him that Rev. Thompson is returning to N.C. Neither Gouberbuller nor Orr is a suitable
    replacement for the vacancy left by the death of Rev. Dwight.

    pg. 505 
    Fact 1 4 Jul 1748  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1748 Jul. 4: ?P. B.? [Rev. Dr. Philip Bearcroft], Charterhouse, to Alexander Garden, Charles
    Town (SPG series B, volume XV, page 247)
    Hopes that Boschi has taken his post as Chaplain at the Ratlan Garrison. At Garden\'s
    recommendation, Rev. Costs has been appointed to St. George\'s Parish, and Rev. St. John to St.
    Helen\'s Parish. Lists Books sent. Informs him that Millechamp is now rector of Coleshrine
    Gloucestershire and must be replaced as minister in Goosecreek and as executor of the Ludlam
    estate.

    pg. 505 
    Fact 1 4 Jul 1748  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1748 Jul. 4: ?P. B.? [Rev. Dr. Philip Bearcroft], Charterhouse, to Richard St. John (SPG
    series B, volume XV, page 248)
    Appointment to St. Helen\'s parish at a salary of £30 per year. He will instruct the Vestry
    to fence in the glebe. His bill has been paid to Mr. Madden.  
    Fact 1 14 Feb 1749  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1749 Feb. 14: Richard St. John, Charles Town, to the Society (SPG series B, volume XVI,
    page 150)
    The General Assembly has granted £250 for the enlargement of the church at St. Helen?s
    Parish; he hopes to complete construction by the end of the summer. He has been so sick, as a
    result of his travels to preach at the Prince William and St. Helen parishes, that he has been
    unable to perform any duties for the past two months. On the advice of his doctor, he requests
    two months leave to go to Providence. He has drawn his salary.

    pg. 508 
    Fact 1 14 Aug 1749  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1749 Aug. 14: Richard St. John, Charles Town, to the Society (SPG series B, volume XVII,
    page 191)
    He has recovered his health, but lost his voice. His physicians advise that he must pass
    the winter in a colder climate if his voice is to return. Requests permission to return to England.
    Snow\'s death was seen as a blessing by his parish, though they are unhappy about Tinker\'s
    suggestion that Carter replace him.  
    Fact 1 2 Oct 1749  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1749 Oct. 2: Alexander Garden, Charlestown, to the Bishop of London (Sherlock; Fulham
    Palace Manuscripts volume X, leaves 128-129. As printed in ?Letters to the Bishop of London
    from the Commissaries in South Carolina? ed. by George W. Williams; South Carolina
    Historical Magazine, volume 78 [1977], letter 54.)
    South Carolina, Charlestown, October 2,
    1749
    My Lord,
    I take leave to trouble your Lordship with these few Lines by the Rev. Mr. St. John,
    Missionary to the Parish of St. Hellen\'s in this Province, to acquaint your Lordship, that he is
    oblig\'d to take a Voyage to England, to try if he can recover his Voice (which he lost by a great
    Cold many Months ago) either by the change of Climate, or the advice of abler Physicians than
    this Country affords. He has behaved himself very well in that Parish, & his Parishoners are
    much concern\'d at the unhappy Event, & are very willing to wait a Twelve Month for his
    recovery & return to them.
    My late Assistant left me about the beginning of July, so that I have been ever since
    distress\'d with the whole Duty of this Parish; but am in daily hopes of being relieved by another
    from your Lordship, by the first Ships from England. Meantime, humbly craving your Lordships
    blessing, I remain, My Lord, Your Lordship\'s most dutiful & Obedient, Humble Servant
    A. Garden  
    Fact 1 23 Oct 1749  St. Helena\'s, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1749 Oct. 23: Alexander Garden, Charlestown, to the Bishop of London (Sherlock; Fulham
    Palace Manuscripts volume X, leaves 130-131. ) As printed in ?Letters to the Bishop of London
    from the Commissaries in South Carolina? ed. by George W. Williams; South Carolina
    Historical Magazine, volume 78 [1977], letter 55.)
    South Carolina, Charlestown, October 23, 1749
    My Lord,
    I lately gave your Lordship the Trouble of a few Lines by the Reverend Mr. St. John, in
    which I acquainted your Lordship of my Distress for want of an Assistant, my former having left
    me last July, and expressed my hopes of being reliev\'d by one from your Lordship by the first
    Vessel from London. But as the Reverend Mr. Stone is since arriv\'d here for the Parish of Goose
    Creek without a Line from your Lordship to me or the least Notice of any Person\'s being
    appointed for this Place gives me a very sensible concern; and makes me to give your Lordship
    the farther Trouble of this earnestly to request your Lordship wou\'d be pleas\'d to send over some
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    worthy Clergy Man as soon as possible, for the said Assistant\'s Place, to prevent this important
    Parish\'s becoming entirely vacant. Here as it is now impossible for me to Discharge all the
    Ministerial Offices in so large a Parish, and in so bad a state of health as I now am, so shall I be
    obliged to depart the Province next Summer (please God that I hold it till then) for my Recovery.
    I am very sorry that I\'m obliged to give your Lordship this repeated trouble, which I by no means
    wou\'d chuse to do, if it was not unavoidable.
    I humbly crave your Lordship\'s Blessing, and remain, My Lord, Your Lordships most
    dutiful and obedient, humble Servant
    A. Garden 
    Occupation 1747-1750  St. Helena's, Beaufort, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    see media 
    Possessions 14 Feb 1801  Caswell, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    [pg 221][Deed Book M] 1o8 James St John of CC to James Birk of same, for $200, 2 A with mill on Panther Cr adj John Warren. 14 Feb 1801. Wit: Wm. Mansfield, Thornton Bays, Richar St John. Proved on oath of Thornton Bayns.

    Caswell County North Carolina Deed Books 1777-1817
    Caswell County North Carolina Deed Books 1777-1817 
    Misc 1802  Caswell, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Caswell County North Carolina Books
    1802 • Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
    38 Insolvents in Caswell County in 1802 Richard St. John White Polls 1 
    Died abt. 1802  Caswell, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death
      abt. 1802 • Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
      Listed as Insolvent in 1802: an incapacity to pay debt, bankrupt or where liabilities exceed assets.
    Notes 
    Person ID I12178   St. John Origin and Ancestry DNA Database
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-None Living
    Y-DNA-38548 Living (28 Jun 2005)
    Y-DNA-344616 Living (10 Jun 2014)

    Family Reverend Richard de Port-St. John, Sr., of Beaufort, South Carolina, USA,   b. 14 Feb 1715, Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England, U.K. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt. 1802, Caswell, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1754  Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Abraham de Port-St. John, , of Caswell, North Carolina, USA,   b. 1765, Caswell,North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. James C de Port-St. John, Sr., of Caswell, North Carolina, USA,   b. 1765, Caswell,North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Richard de Port-St. John, , of Caswell, North Carolina, USA,   b. 1766-1786, Caswell,North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F5016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Feb 1715 - Barnby-Upon-Don, York, England, U.K. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Got degree at Trinity College - 1739 - Dublin, Ireland, U.K. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Name Richard Saint John Arrival Year 1745 Arrival Place America Source Publication Code 2144 Primary Immigrant Saint John, Richard Annotation Ministers and schoolmasters of the Church of England who went to western colonies in return for a bounty from the King. From the Rawlinson MSS. Receipt Book of Secret Service Money, April 20, 1689, to June 1691, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, England, a Source Bibliography FOTHERGILL, GERALD. A List of Emigrant Ministers to America, 1690-1811. London: Elliot Stock, 1904. 65p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1965. Page 53 Citation Information Detail Place: America; Year: 1745; Page Number: 53 - Nov 1745 - USA Link to Google Earth
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