St. John's Church is an Episcopal church located at 2401 East Broad Street in Richmond, United States. Formed from several earlier parishes, St. John's is the oldest church in the city of Richmond, Virginia, it was built in 1741 by Colonel Richard Randolph. It was the site of two important conventions in the period leading to the American Revolutionary War, is famous as the location where Patrick Henry gave his memorable speech at the Second Virginia Convention, closing with the often-quoted demand, "give me liberty, or give me death!" The church is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The earliest precursor of St. John's was Henrico Parish Church located at Sir Thomas Dale's progressive development at Henricus; when the colony was organized, the Anglican Church was the established church of the Crown. Founded in the Virginia Colony in 1611, Henricus was notable for a number of "firsts", it was the first to allocate land to individuals and the site of the first "College" in the English colonies, a school modeled after those in England of that era.
The College at Henricus was to include education for the children of the Native Americans. It was at Henricus. During the year-long wait, the first rector of the church, the Reverend Alexander Whitaker, an Englishman, taught her about Christianity and helped her improve her fluency in English, she was baptized as "Rebecca". She married John Rolfe, who established a plantation across the James River. Rolfe smuggled seeds of sweet Spanish tobacco into Virginia, where it replaced the much harsher local strains. Whitaker was drowned in the James River in 1617, his associate, the Reverend William Wickham, held the Henrico Parish Church together awaiting the arrival from England of the Reverend Thomas Bargrave in 1619. In 1619, Henricus became located in Henrico Cittie, one of four large "incorporations" or "burroughs" formed by the Virginia Company of London in 1619. Henricus was an outpost of one of the most westerly settlements at the time; this proved a severe disadvantage on Good Friday in 1622, when the entire development at Henricus and the church were destroyed in the Indian Massacre of 1622.
A third of the English colonists in Virginia were killed. The Virginia Company lost its charter in 1624 and Virginia became a royal colony. Henricus was not rebuilt, but its long-lost site, now located in Chesterfield County, was discovered in the late 20th century. A county historical park is located there. Despite the destruction of Henricus, the colony continued to grow, a small village developed at Rolfe's Varina Farms Plantation, which became known as Varina; the Shire of Henrico was formed in 1634 as one of the eight original shires of Virginia. The initial county seat was at Varina, which became a town in 1680. In those days before separation of church and state, the parish boundaries were the same as those of the county. Notable among Henrico Parish's leaders was the Reverend Dr. James Blair, named Commissary in the Virginia Colony for the Bishop of London, making him the colony's highest-ranking religious leader. At the urging of the House of Burgesses, he became a founder and the first president of the College of William and Mary.
In doing so, James Blair is said to have used some of the plans of the ill-fated earlier College at Henricus. Taking no chances, the newer College was established at the fortified location of Middle Plantation in James City County renamed Williamsburg, to which the capital was moved from Jamestown. Blair became the rector of Bruton Parish Church there. Exact locations of the church buildings at Varina are unknown. A third or fourth church building was built a few miles east of Varina Farms on a plantation known as "Curles", some twenty miles east of the present city of Richmond, in the current Varina District of Henrico County; the only relic of that church still surviving is the bowl of the baptismal font, which today is used at St. John's. Henrico Parish Church moved to Richmond in 1741, was housed in what is now the Church Hill neighborhood, on land donated by William Byrd II. Byrd donated timber used to build the church, wood to fire the kiln for the bricks for the foundation. Henrico's county seat was moved from Varina to Richmond in 1752.
The county offices were moved to a building still extant at present-day Twenty-second and Main Streets, where they operated until the 1970s. The builder of the new church was Col. Richard Randolph, great-uncle to Thomas Jefferson; the original church building was completed on June 10, 1741. It remains as the transept of the current church, built along east-west lines. In 1772, a forty-foot-square extension was added to the northern side, orienting the church towards the south, to which end the altar was moved. Over one hundred frame churches similar to this existed in Virginia before the American Revolution, of which only four are still standing. One of these is the Old Chapel Church in Franklin County, Virginia The Virginia colonial legislative assembly, the House of Burgesses, was dismissed by the royal governor due to tensions that led up to the American Revolutionary War; the Burgesses met as a provisional government in the First Virginia Convention in Williamsburg. Since the governor had loyalist forces in the vicinity of the capital of Williamsburg, it was decided to hold the next convention in Richmond.
On March 23, 1775, the Second Virginia
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