St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church

City: 
Elora, Ont.
Full Location: 

St. John the Evangelist
Corner of Henderson & Smith Streets, Elora

Contact:
P.O. Box 192
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0
Phone: 519..846.5911

Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1846, Marriages 1847, Burials 1849
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (Elora, Ont.) fonds. -- 1846-1965. -- 18 cm of textual records.

The construction of St. John's was begun in 1839 and finished in 1842 with consecration following in 1848 on land donated by the Reynolds family. The church was modelled on the Reynolds family church at Aber, in Wales.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, Vestry minutes, and two drawings by architect, Henry Langley. The fonds has been microfilmed on 2 reels, numbered 7-8.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds resides with St. John the Evangelist 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: 
See Church History in filing cabinet

 


I - List of Parish Registers

a) Statistical

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A

Baptisms 1846-1869

Confirmations 1851-1868

Burials 1849-1868

Marriages 1847-1866

7
Parish Register AI

Baptisms 1858-1872

Marriages 1858-1872 ((these entries are duplicated in Registers A and B)

not filmed
Parish Register B

Baptisms 1869-1896

Confirmations 1870-1895

Burials 1869-1903

7
Parish Register C

Baptisms 1896-1965

Confirmations 1896-1910

Burials 1903-1965

Marriages 1904-1965

7
Parish Register D

Financial records 1867-1950

Vestry minutes 1848-1950

8

b) Financial

  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register D   8

II - Index to Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
1846-1869 Parish Register A 7
1858-1872 Parish Register AI not filmed
1869-1896 Parish Register B 7
1896-1965 Parish Register C 7

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
1851 Parish Register A
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1851)
7
1854 Parish Register A
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1854)
7
1858 Parish Register A
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1858)
7
1862 Parish Register A
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1862)
7
1865 Parish Register A
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1865)
7
1868 Parish Register A
(Located on last page of Baptism Section)
7
1870 Parish Register B
(Located on first page of register)
7
1873 Parish Register B
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for
September 1873)
7
1875 Parish Register B
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for July
1875)
7
1877 Parish Register B
(Located before Marriage Section)
7
1880 Parish Register B
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1875)
7
1882 Parish Register B
(Located in Baptism Section following entries for 1875)
7
1887 Parish Register B
(Located in Baptism Section following 1882 confirmation
list - see above)
7
1889 Parish Register B
(Located at end of Baptism Section)
7
1891 Parish Register B
(Located at end of Baptism Section)
7
1893 Parish Register B
(Located at end of Baptism Section)
7
1895 Parish Register B
(Located at end of Baptism Section)
7
Confirmation lists for the following years are located in Parish Register C: 1896, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1905, 1906, 1908-10, 1913-15, 1917-18, 1922-23, 1925-26, 1928, 1932, 1935,
1940, 1945, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1956-57, 1959, 1961, 1962.
7

c) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
1849-68 Parish Register A 7
1869-1903 Parish Register B 7
1903-1965 Parish Register C 7

d) Financial (Accounts)

  Microfilm
Reel
1867-1950

A Financial Statement is included as part of the Vestry Minutes for each year.

Parish Register D
(Following Accounts Section)
8

e) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
1847-66 Parish Register A 7
1858-1872 Parish Register AI
(these entries are duplicated in Registers A and B)
not filmed
1904-1965 Parish Register C 7

f) Vestry Minutes

  Microfilm
Reel
1848-1905 Parish Register D 8
1905-1950 Parish Register D
(Following "Accounts" Section)
8

III - Other Records

  Microfilm
Reel
Two drawings by architect Henry Langley, 28 Aug. & Sept. 1872, with notes added on 31 July 1890.    
Location: Map cabinet 29 not filmed