UIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 4: Outside United States
United Kingdom: UK-1

Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Westminster
Archbishop’s House
Ambrosden Avenue
Westminster, London SW1P 1QJ, England

Phone: 020-7798-9033
Email: abhreception@rcdow.org.uk

  

History: The Archdiocese of Westminster, England, was erected as the Vicariate Apostolate of England and Wales, 1622. It was succeeded by the Vicariate Apostolate of London District, 1688, and renamed and elevated as the Archdiocese of Westminster, 1850. Westminster’s predecessors administered the following Native American missions in the present-day United States.

1633-1773

Jesuit missions (British Province) (Archives: London, England), Chesapeake Bay-Potomac River area (e.g. Piscataway), Maryland-Virginia

1640-present (Westminster, 1640-1784)

St. Mary Church (Piscataway, in part), Clinton/ Piscataway, Maryland

1600s-1773

Jesuit missions, New York-Pennsylvania (e.g. Delaware)

 

Holding of Catholic records about Native Americans in the United States: Unknown. However, pertinent information may be contained in the correspondence of Bishop Richard Smith, 1624-1632, Bishop John Leyburn, 1685-1702, Bishop Bonaventure Giffard, 1703-1734, and Bishop Benjamin Petre, O.S.B. [Benedictines], 1734-1758.

 

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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