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St. James Parish, Goose Creek Church & Cemetery

      
Berkeley County, SC
Charleston County, SC
Dorchester County, SC
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This church is located in Goose Creek on Vestry Ln. We could not go into the church to photograph because the caretaker was not available, but hope to in the future. The first half of this page is the information from inside the church transcribed by the DAR. The second half is the cemetery both inside and outside the brick wall with pictures of each headstone.

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Back of Church

Left side of Church

Right Side of Church


Cememtery Gate & Dedication Placques

The following tablets are within the church.

(At left of chancel):

St. James Parish Goose Creek
estiblished by act of assembly
November 30th 1706
organized April 14th 1707
First church built about 1707
Present church built about 1713
Church consecrated April 17th 1745

Rectors

Rev. Francis Le Jau D.D. 1707-1717
Rev. Richard Ludinm A.M. 1723-1728
Rev. Timothy Millechamp A.M. 1732-1748
Rev. Robert Stone A.M. 1749-1751
Rev. James Harrison A.M. 1752-1774
Rev. Edward Ellington A.M. 1775-1793
Rev. Milward Pogson 1796-1806
Rev. John Thompson 1806-1808

(At right of chancel):

Gibbes

Thomas

Taylor

(In North Wall near door):

To perpetuate the Memory of:

Edward Middleton Esq. who arrived in the Province of South Carolina in the year 1678, settled at the "Oaks" near this church, was of the Grand Council of Carolina and died in 1685.

(In Floor in front of chancel):

Lejau

(On wall to left of chancel):

Ludlam

(On south wall near door.)

Izard


Grave stones in yard of church.

Moultrie

  • Major General William Moultrie
    South Carolina
    Major General
    Continental Army
    December 4, 1930
    September 27, 1805
    Thanks of Congress
  • Major William Moultrie
    Sacred to the memory of Major Wilm Moultrie who departed this life Dec 10, 1796, 44 years old.
    He was a man of ???? Worth whose ???? of manner and uniform ???? throughout life Sacred to him, the esteem & Admiration of all who knew him.
    View Footstone
  • Edward Ainslie Brailsford
    Sacred to the memory of EDW Ainslie Brailsford died Oct 19, 1805 age 4mo, 3 days, Best Loved Babe. Wait till the mighty ill then be unchanged and be an angel still.
  • William Ainslie Moultrie
    Underneath are deposited the remains of William Ainslie Moultrie, Esq. who departed this life on the 29th of August 1811. He lived in the anxious pursuit of TRUTH & JUSTICE and in the constance observance of the social and manly virtues.
    He Died (Alas How Soon!) with the Piety & Resignation of a Christian. His inconsolable sister a dedicated friend.
    ????? this tablet. To His Worth & Their Affection.
    "He was of Soul Sincere"
    "In Action Faithful & In Honor Clear."
  • Smith (On top of brick vault inside brick wall)

    .........................

    Sinkler

    View Sinkler Stone          View Sinkler Footstone

    Hopkins

    McKewn

    View Archibald's Stone               View Mary's Stone
    View Archibald's Footstone          View Mary's Footstone

    Elfe

    View Elfe Stone

    Mazyck

    View Ann Mazyck Stone     View Mary Mazyck Stone     View Ann Mazyck 1785

    Desel

    View Desel Stone     Read Stone     Read Stone Cont.

    Stitt

    View Stitt Stone

    Cambridge (Table Stone with coat of arms.)

    Glover

    View Glover Stone          View Glover Footstone

    Withers

    View Withers Stone          View Withers Footstone

    Pennington

    View Pennington Stone          View Pennington Footstone

    Parker/Rutledge

    View Henry's Stone

    Side One     Side Two     Side Three     Side Four

    Coachman

    View Coachman Vault          View Inscription

    McBride

    View McBride Headstone          View McBride Footstone

    Hesley

    View Hesley Stone          View Hesley Footstone

    Collins

    View Collins Stone

    Broun

    View Broun Stone

    .................

    Bromley
    (This first stone, inscribed in Latin, does not mark the grave of Thomas Bromley who was buried at "Steepbrook", 1765, but was placed here at a much later date.)

    View Bromley Stone

    .................

    Graves Outside Brick Wall

    Parker

    View Stone          View Inscription

    Waring

    View Ferdinanda's Stone          View Ferdinanda's Inscription
    View Joseph's Stone          View Joseph's Inscription

    Raoul

    View Stone     View Inscription     View Louisa Marker

    Moltke-Hansen

    View Stone          View Inscription

    Lynch

    View Kenneth Jr. Stone     View Kenneth III Stone     View Yvone Stone

    Stoney

    View Stone          View Inscription

    Thomas

    View Thomas' Stone          View Thomas' Inscription
    View Helen's Stone          View Helen's Inscription

    Whitelaw

    View Robert's Stone          View Patti's Stone

    Simons

    View Monument Front     View Albert's Side     View Caroline's Side



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