GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 1: Eastern United States
Maryland: MD-7

St. Mary Church
13401 Piscataway Road
Clinton, MD 20735

Phone: 301-292-0527
Email: See website

 

History: St. Mary Church, Clinton/ Piscataway, Prince George’s County, Maryland, has been a predominantly non-Native American parish in the Archdiocese of Washington (Archives: Hyattsville, Maryland) with some Piscataway Indian parishioners.

1640-1645

Rev. Andrew White, S.J. [Jesuits] (British Province) (Archives: London, England) founded and administered St. Mary Church (Piscataway, in part) until expelled by the English government

1645-1784

London District/ England and Wales vicariate apostolate priests (Archdiocese of Westminster) (Archives: London, England) administered St. Mary’s

1784-1789

U.S. prefecture apostolate priests administered St. Mary’s

1789-1945

Baltimore arch/diocesan priests administered St. Mary’s

1945-present

Washington archdiocesan priests administered St. Mary’s

 

Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans:

Inclusive dates: 1640-ongoing

Volume: Many records dispersed throughout all volumes

Description: Sacramental records (e.g. baptisms, marriages, burials) of Piscataway Indian parishioners.

 

Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.

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