St. George's Anglican Church

City: 
Georgetown, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1852, Marriages 1856, Burials 1852
Clergy: 

Adams, C. Graham - Feb. 1885-Oct. 1886

Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. George's Anglican Church (Georgetown, Ont.) fonds. -- 1852-2000. -- 60.5 cm of textual records and graphic material.

The first St. George's Church was built in the late 1840s and was a plain frame structure with tower and spire. It stood directly behind the current church on land donated by the original pioneers of Georgetown, Mrs. and Mrs. George Kennedy. In 1852 Georgetown became a parish, with its own rector, Rev. Thomas W. Marsh. By the 1870s, it was clear that the original church was too small, and a new one was constructed during the incumbency of Rev. Arthur Boultbee, 1875-1889. For a more complete history see St. George's Church, 1852-1952 Centennial.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records and services. There are also some financial statements and photographs. Most of the fonds has been microfilmed on 3 reels, numbered 140-141, and 373.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of fonds resides with St. George's 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

While the first St. George's Church was not built until the late 1840s the area was served by itinerant missionaries for many years before then. The first church was a plain frame structure with a tower and spire. It stood directly behind the present church upon land donated by the original pioneers of Georgetown, Mr. and Mrs. George Kennedy. In 1852 the church was established as a parish with a resident clergyman of its own. By the 1870s, it was realized that the old church building was becoming much too small for the need of St. George's and the new structure was finally completed during the incumbency of the Reverend Arthur Boultbee, 1875-1880. During these early years the parish was linked with those of Stewarttown and Norval.

Note: For further information see the Church History in the filing cabinet and the parish history in Parish Register D.


I - List of Parish Registers

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A Baptisms Aug. 1852-May 1873
Confirmations June 1855-Oct. 1894
Marriages Mar. 1856-Apr. 1873
Burials Sept. 1852-May 1873
140
Parish Register B Baptisms Aug. 1873-Oct. 1918
Confirmations 1881,1882,1885,
1910-1916
Marriages May 1873-May 1918
Burials Nov. 1873-Nov. 1918
140
Parish Register C Marriages Dec. 1896-May 1948
(Duplicated in Registers B and D)
140
Parish Register D Baptisms Nov. 1918-Nov. 1945
Confirmations Nov. 1921-Oct. 1947
Marriages Nov. 1918-Feb. 1936
Burials Nov. 1918-Nov. 1947
Parish History
140
Parish Register E Baptisms Mar. 1946-Nov. 1952
(part 1)
Confirmations Oct. 1948-Apr. 1960
(part 2)
Marriages June 1948-Sept. 1970
Burials Feb. 1948-Dec. 1970
140
Parish Register F Baptisms Dec. 1952-Feb. 1958
Confirmations June 1954
Marriages July 1954-Dec. 1957
Burials Mar. 1953-Oct. 1954
141
Parish Register G Baptisms Feb. 1958-Feb. 1961 141
Parish Register H Baptisms Sept. 1961-May 1968 141
Parish Register I Services Dec. 1894-Mar. 1921 141
Parish Register J Services Dec. 1920-July 1930 141
Parish Register K Services July 1930-Mar. 1937 141
Parish Register L Services Mar. 1937-June 1945 141
Parish Register M Services June 1945-Dec. 1955 141
Parish Register N Vestry or Service Book 1956-1980 not filmed
Parish Register O Vestry Meeting Book 1934-1963 not filmed
Parish Register P Baptisms - June 16, 1968-Dec. 31, 1999 373
Parish Register Q Confirmations - 1961-1999 373
Parish Register R Marriages - Oct 10, 1970-July 21, 1984 373
Parish Register S Marriages - Sept. 7, 1984 - Nov 1, 1984 373
Parish Register T Burials - 1972-1999 373
Parish Register U Vestry Book - June 8, 1980-Jan. 15, 2000 373
Envelope #1 Financial Statements
and Orders of Service, 1920s
and Photographs, 1920s
not filmed

II - Index of Statistical Registers

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
Aug. 1852-May 1873 Parish Register A 140
Aug. 1873-Oct. 1918 Parish Register B 140
Nov. 1918-Nov. 1945 Parish Register D 140
Mar. 1946-Nov. 1952 Parish Register E 1st part 140
    2nd part 141
Dec. 1952-Feb. 1958 Parish Register F 141
Feb. 1958-Feb. 1961 Parish Register G 141
Sept. 1961-May 1968 Parish Register H 141
Note: The earlier baptismal entries, particularly those in Register A, include residents of Glen Williams, Acton, Stewarttown, Milton, Esquesing and Erin.

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
June 1855-Oct. 1894 Parish Register A 140
1881, 1882, 1885,
1910-1916
Parish Register B 140
Nov. 1921-oct. 1947 Parish Register D 140
Oct. 1948-Apr. 1960 Parish Register E 1st part 140
    2nd part 141
June 1954 Parish Register F 141
Note: The earlier confirmation records, particularly those in Parish Register A, include residents of Stewarttown and Norval. Other confirmations at Georgetown in 1914, 1918 and 1930 may be found in Register A, St. Alban's, Glen Williams.

c) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
Mar. 1856-Apr. 1873 Parish Register A 140
May 1873-May 1918 Parish Register B 140
Dec. 1896-May 1948 Parish Register C
(Duplicates those in Registers B and D)
140
Nov. 1918-Feb. 1936 Parish Register D 140
June 1948-Sept. 1970 Parish Register E 1st part 140
    2nd part 141
July 1954-Dec. 1957 Parish Register F 141

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
Sept. 1852-May 1873 Parish Register A 140
Nov. 1873-Nov. 1918 Parish Register B 140
Nov. 1918-Nov. 1947 Parish Register D 140
Feb. 1948-Dec. 1970 Parish Register E 1st part 140
    2nd part 141
Mar. 1953-Oct. 1954 Parish Register F 141
Note: Parish Register A has burial entries for Stewart town, Norval and Glen Williams.

III - Index of Service Registers

  Microfilm
Reel
1894-1921 Parish Register I 141
1920-1930 Parish Register J 141
1930-1937 Parish Register K 141
1937-1945 Parish Register L 141
1945-1955 Parish Register M 141

IV - Envelope Material

  Microfilm
Reel
Financial Statements
Orders of Service
Photographs-choir
1921, 1922 and 1923
1922 and 1927
1926
not filmed