St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church

City: 
Acton, Ont.
Full Location: 
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Alban the Martyr Anglican Church fonds (Acton, Ont.). -- 1881-1982. -- 40 cm of textual records.

In 1845, the year in which a Post Office was established at Acton, ministration was provided by clergy from St. George's, Guelph, and then Rockwood, with services held in the Old Temperance Hall. A church was built in 1872 and consecrated on 4 July 1876 by the first Bishop of Niagara. See the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Booklet, 1872-1947, for a more complete history.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, Vestry, Finance Committee Advisory Council and St. Alban's Guild minutes and financial records. Some financial records have been retained at Niagara Church house. Most of the fonds has been microfilmed on 4 reels, numbered 270-273.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds resides with St. Alban the Martyr Church.
Finding aid available in hard copy and electronically.
Researchers are requested to use the microfilms. They must also sign an agreement of use form.
Further accruals are expected.

Finding Aid: 

Historical Notes

The first ministrations of religion to Church of England settlers in Esquesing Township were those of the Reverend Adam Elliot, a travelling missionary whose work extended over a large part of Central Ontario. In 1845, the year in which Adamsville became Action and a Post Office was established, the country is described as almost unbroken bush. For some years Acton was ministered to by Assistant Clergy from St. George's, Guelph, and then Clergy from Rockwood, services being held in the Old Temperance Hall. The Mission included congregations at Acton, Rockwood, Erin, Eramosa, Hillsburg and Garafraxa. In the same year the Church was built in Acton and named after Saint Alban, the first British Martyr. In 1875 the Diocese of Niagara was formed, and the next year on July 4th, the first Bishop of Niagara, T.B. Fuller, consecrated the Church.

-from the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Booklet, 1872-1947, The Church of St. Alban the Martyr, Acton, Ontario.

 


I - List of Parish Registers

a) Statistical Records

 

Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A

Baptisms, 1883-1952

Confirmations, 1895-1957

Marriages, 1881-1953

Burials, 1883-1970
 

270
Parish Register B Marriages, 1898-1949 270
Parish Register C Baptisms, 1952-1960 270
Parish Register D Baptisms, 1960-1972 270
Parish Register E Marriages, 1953-1981 270
Parish Register F Service Register, 1885-1914 271
Parish Register G Service Register, 1914-1930 271
Parish Register H Service Register, 1931-1943 271
Parish Register I Service Register, 1943-1952 271
Parish Register J Service Register, 1952-1963 271
Parish Register K Service Register, 1963-1972 272
Parish Register L Service Register, 1972-1982 272
Parish Register M Minutes of Vestry, 1912-1947 272
Parish Register N

Minutes of Finance Committee/

Advisory Council, 1944-1955

272
Parish Register O

Minutes of Advisory Council, 1955-1968

272
Parish Register P

Minutes of St. Alban's Guild,

1962-1968

272
Parish Register Q Our Church Guests, 1970-1988 not filmed

b) General Records

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register F Service Register, 1885-1914 271
Parish Register G Service Register, 1914-1930 271
Parish Register H Service Register, 1931-1943 271
Parish Register I Service Register, 1943-1952 271
Parish Register J Service Register, 1952-1963 271
Parish Register K Service Register, 1963-1972 272
Parish Register L Service Register, 1972-1982 272
Parish Register M Minutes of Vestry, 1912-1947 272
Parish Register N Minutes of Finance Committee/
Advisory Council, 1944-1955
272
Parish Register O Minutes of Advisory Council,
1955-1968
272
Parish Register P Minutes of St. Alban's Guild,
1962-1968
272
Parish Register Q Our Church Guests, 1970-1988 not filmed

c) Financial Records

  Microfilm
Reel
Financial Records #1 1911-1928, 1937-1974 273
Financial Records #2 1948-1958 273
Financial Records #3 1959-1968 271
Financial Records #4 1950-1953* not filmed
Financial Records #5 1953-1955* not filmed
Financial Records #6 1950-1958* not filmed
Financial Records #7 1967 273
Financial Records #8 (St. Alban's Guild)
1955-1963
273
Financial Records #9 (Church School Cash Book)
1955-1961
273
Financial Records #10 1932-1953 273
Financial Records #11 1953-1955 273
*Retained at Niagara Church House-June 1989

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
     
*(1883)
Apr. 10, 1884-
Aug. 24, 1952
Parish Register A 270
Sept. 28, 1952-
Oct. 2, 1960
Parish Register C 270
Oct. 17, 1960-
May 14, 1972
Parish Register D 270
*Indication of 3 baptisms held, but only the year given. Some baptisms of Georgetown residents.

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
Nov. 11, 1895-
Nov. 3, 1957*
Parish Register A 270
*Listed on pages in the Baptism and Burial Sections, but not in chronological order. Includes some Rockwood confirmations.

c) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
Dec. 22, 1881-
Aug. 15, 1953*
Parish Register A 270
Jan. 26, 1898-
Sept. 17, 1949*
Parish Register B 270
Sept. 17, 1953-
July 18, 1981
Parish Register E 270
*Some Marriages recorded in Parish Registers A and B were performed in St. John's, Rockwood.

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
Aug. 24, 1883-
Mar. 3, 1970
Parish Register A 270

III - Index of General Records

a) Service Registers/Vestry Books

  Microfilm
Reel
Apr. 5, 1885-
Apr. 26, 1914
Parish Register F 271
Apr. 27, 1914-
Dec. 28, 1930
Parish Register G 271
Dec. 31, 1930-
Jan. 10, 1943
Parish Register H 271
Jan. 1, 1943-
Sept. 21, 1952
Parish Register I 271
Sept. 26, 1952-
Oct. 18, 1963
Parish Register J 271
Oct. 19, 1963-
June 4, 1972
Parish Register K 272
June 11, 1972-
Dec. 15, 1982
Parish Register L 272
Note: Service Registers/Vestry Books often record names of persons baptized, married and buried; also special occasions are noted as well as matters of interest.

b) Minutes of Vestry

  Microfilm
Reel
Apr. 8, 1912-
Jan. 20, 1947
Parish Register M 272

c) Finance Committee/Advisory Council Minutes

  Microfilm
Reel
Jan. 25, 1944-
Sept. 19, 1955
Parish Register N 272
Dec. 5, 1955-
Jan. 18, 1968
Parish Register O 272

d) Minutes of St. Alban's Guild

  Microfilm
Reel
Sept. 1962-    
June 10, 1968 Parish Register P 272

e) Our Church Guests

  Microfilm
Reel
1970-1988 Parish Register Q not filmed

IV - Index of Financial Records

  Microfilm
Reel
1) 1911-1928,
1937-1974
Financial Record #1
Parish Receipts and Expenditures,
1911-1928, 1937-1974
Mortgage Fund,
1912-1917, 1940-1942
Building Improvement Fund
1943-1946
Anniversary Booklet Fund
1947
273
2) 1948-1958 Financial Record #2
Includes Receipts and Expenditures,
1948-1958
Current Account, Mission Account,
Building Account
273
3) 1959-1968 Financial Record #3
Includes Receipts and Expenditures,
1959-1968
Current Account, Mission Account,
Church School Account, Capital
Expenditures Bursary Fund, 1961-1965
Loose Cards with details of Income and
Expenses, 1968
271
4) 1950-1953 *Financial Record #4
Contributions by Individuals
and Organizations
Receipts and Expenditures
not filmed
5) 1953-1955 *Financial Record #5
Contributions by Individuals
and Organizations
Miscellaneous Income
not filmed
6) 1950-1958 *Financial Record #6
Contributions by Individuals
and Organizations
Miscellaneous Income
Receipts, Capital and Maintenance
Expenses
not filmed
7) 1967 Financial Record #7
Receipts and Expenditures, 1967
273
8) 1955-1963 Financial Record #8
(St. Alban's Guild)
Receipts and Expenditures of
St. Alban's Guild, 1955-1963
Also includes list of members and member'
dues.
273
9) 1955-1961 Financial Record #9
(Church School)
Receipts and Expenditures of
St. Alban's Church School, 1955-1961
273
10) 1932-1953 Financial Record #10
Bank Book
273
11) 1953-1955 Financial Record #11
Bank Book
273
*Retained at Niagara Church House.