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St. Paul's Parish Collection

MSA SC 2583
RestrictionsRESTRICTED: Post 1940 baptisms are restricted. Written permission from the church required for access. See Registrar for further information
Storage00/22/10/03; 00/14/14/20; 00/17/09/37
Film Number(s)SCM 2907 - SCM 2909
St. Paul's Parish, [later named The Church of St. Paul the Apostle], Archdiocese of Baltimore, Roman Catholic, Howard County, Ellicott City: general register 1838-1891; baptisms 1838-1981; marriages 1839-1867, 1870-1981; interments 1892-1968; deaths 1840-1865, 1869-1891, 1969-1981; confirmations 1840-1858, 1871-1962; first communions 1840-1858.

For Church Histories, see Collection Inventory, Series 1 and also MSA SC 6037

The Catholics in the Ellicott City area were originally served by priests at St. Mary's Chapel, Doughoregan Manor. But with the continued increase of immigrants and Catholic population in the 1830s, Father Henry Coskery was stationed in the area and was instrumental in the formation of the parish of St. Paul. He was its first rector but left by 1839 for other archdiocean duties. The church was built on land given by John Ellicott and his wife. The two lots were formerly part of a tract called "West Ilchester" which bordered a branch of the Patapsco River. Other land was purchased on adjoining lots as the need arose for a graveyard and rectory. The Rockhill Academy, purchased and run by the Christian Brothers from 1857-1823 was closely associated with the parish.

In 1974, St. Paul Parish was divided and a new parish called the Church of the Resurrection was carved out of the original boundaries.

Collection Inventory
Series 1: History Publications
Microfilm Inventory
Microfilm Series

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