St. John's Anglican Church

City: 
Ancaster, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials, 1818
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. John's Anglican Church (Ancaster, Ont.) fonds. -- 1809-1966. -- 107 cm of textual records.

Rev. Ralph Leeming arrived in Ancaster in September 1816. In 1824 a church, St. John's, was constructed for both the Anglican and Presbyterian congregations. The Presbyterians built their own church in 1826. For a more complete history see Our Heritage--St. John's (1966).

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, services and Vestry minutes and financial registers. Fonds has been microfilmed on 8 reels, numbered 20-22, 202, 206, 392, 393 and 394.

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

 


I - List of Parish Records

a) Statistical

 
  Microfilm
Reel
Parish Register A Baptisms, Marriages, *1818-1838
Burials
20
For Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, and Burials between 1838-1850, see St. James, Dundas, Register A 1
Parish Register B Baptisms, Marriages, 1850-1882
Confirmations, Burials
20
Parish Register C Marriages 1879-1882 20
Parish Register D Families, Baptisms, 1883-1933
Confirmations,
Marriages, Burials,
Services
22
Parish Register E Families, 1901-1911
Confirmations,
Communicants, Services
22
Parish Register F Baptisms, 1933-1966
Confirmations,
Marriages, Burials
20
Parish Register G Baptisms, 1952-1957 20
Parish Register H Baptisms 1957-1961 20
Parish Register I Baptisms 1961-1966 21
Parish Register J Confirmations 1952-1966 21
Parish Register K Services* 1934-1942 21
Parish Register L Services* 1942-1952 21
Parish Register M Church-Vestry Book, 1830-1874
(pew rentals 1833,
1840, 1841)
22
Parish Register N Vestry Minutes, 1855-1877
Accounts (1850-1877)
22
Parish Register O Minutes of the Young 1901-1905
People's Literary
Society
21
Parish Register P Visitor's Register 1938-1944 22
Parish Register Q Vestry Minutes 1877-1933 226
Parish Register R Baptism Jan. 1966 - Oct. 1999 392
Parish Register S Confirmation Dec. 1967 - April 1989 392
Parish Register T Confirmation Feb. 1990 - June 1999 392
Parish Register U Marriage Sept. 1966 - July 1978 392
Parish Register V Marriage Aug. 1978 - Oct. 1983 392
Parish Register W Marriage Nov. 1983 - Nov. 1989 392
Parish Register X Marriage April 1990 - Oct. 1999 392
Parish Register Y Burial Registers March 1958 - Nov. 1998 392
Parish Register Z Burial Registers March 1958 - Nov. 1998 392
Parish Register AA Vestry Book (annual) Jan. 1934 - 1949 393
Parish Register BB Vestry Book (annual) Jan. 1960 - Dec. 1967 393
Parish Register CC Vestry Book (annual) June 1985 - May 1990 393
Parish Register DD Vestry Service Book Oct. 1952 - Oct. 1978 393
Parish Register EE Vestry Service Book Oct. 1978 - Dec. 1999 394
Parish Register FF Register of Banns of Marriage 1952 - 1989 394
Parish Register GG Cemetery Account Book 1923 - 1929 394
*For period of 1816-1824 see publications of U.E.L. Associated, Hamilton Branch (1903). Research Collections CS 88 .O6R63
     
*The Parish Register of Rev. John Miller which contains Baptisms, Marriages and Burials during the period 1830-1838 has been published by the Ontario Historical Society (vol. V, 1904). -- for more information see S/W #649 (Ancaster).

b) Financial

  Microfilm
Reel
Financial Register #1 1809-1868 202
Financial Register #2
(includes offertories, pew rentals)
1884-1912 22

II - Index to Statistical Records

a)Baptisms

  Microfilm
Reel
1816-1826 A Register of Marriages and Baptisms in the Gore and London Districts, by Rev. Ralph Leeming, from 1816-1827. CS 88 .O6R63
Oct. 1836-
Sept. 1838*
Parish Register A
pgs. 1-4
20
May 1850-
Dec. 1882
Parish Register B
in Baptism section
20
April 1883-
Oct. 1933
Parish Register D
pgs. 57-104
22
April 1934-
March 1952
Parish Register F
in Baptism section
20
March 1952-
March 1957
Parish Register G 20
March 1957-
March 1961
Parish Register H 20
March 1961-
Jan. 1966
Parish Register I 21
1934-1942 Parish Register K
(under Services)
21
1942-1951 Parish Register L
(under Services)
21
1966-1999 Parish Register R 392
 
     
*For period of 1830-1838 see published volume of Ontario Historical Society, Vol. V, (1904). -- some overlap with Register A, both in S/W #649, (Ancaster).

 

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
Reel
Dec. 21, 1879
Feb. 27, 1881
Parish Register B
(last pg. of book)
20
1894-1925 Parish Register D
pg. 129-137
22
1901-1911 Parish Register E
pg. 21-23
22
1935-1952 Parish Register E 20
1952-1966 Parish Register J 21
1967-1989 Parish Register S 392
1990-1999 Parish Register T 392

c) Communicants

  Microfilm
Reel
1901-1907 Parish Register E
pg. 26-57
22

d) Families

  Microfilm
Reel
1884 Parish Register D
pg. 9-11
22
1904 Parish Register D
pg. 13-36
22
1901-1909 Parish Register E
pg. 1-20
22

e) Marriages

  Microfilm
Reel
1816-1827 (duplicates some of the following) A Register of Marriages and Baptisms in the Gore and London Districts, by Rev. Ralph Leeming, from 1816-1827. CS 88 .O6R63
Jan. 1818-
Feb. 1828
Parish Register A 20
Nov. 1836-
Dec. 1838*
Parish Register A
pg. 13-15
20
Oct. 1850-
July 1878*
Parish Register B
(in Marriage Section)
20
April 1879-
July 1882
Parish Register C 20
April 1883-
May 1933
Parish Register D
pg. 149-212
22
Feb. 1934-
Sept. 1966
Parish Register F 20
1937-1941 Parish Register K
(under Services)
21
1943-1951

There are Ancaster marriages for 1857 and 1858-1869 in the Dundas Parish Registers B, D and E.

Parish Register L
(under Services)
21
1966-1978 Parish Register U 392
1978-1983 Parish Register V 392
1983-1989 Parish Register W 392
1990-1999 Parish Register X 392
*See also published volume of Ontario Historical Society, Vol. V, (1904) for period 1830-1838. -- S/W #649 (Ancaster).
     
*Two marriages in Oct. 1877 are out of place. They are recorded between June 25, 1874 and July 30, 1874.

f) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
Jan. 1837-
Sept. 1838
Parish Register A
pg. 40-41
20
April 1850-
Dec. 1882
Parish Register B
in Burial section
20
Sept. 1883-
Oct. 1933
Parish Register D
pg. 229-252B
22
May 22, 1904 Parish Register E
(under Services)
22
Nov. 1933-
March 1958
Parish Register F 20
1934-1940 Parish Register K
(under Services)
21
1943-1951 Parish Register L
(under Services)
21
Dec. 26, 1946
Nov. 29, 1950
June 2, 1951
Parish Register L
(3 burials not recorded in the
Parish Register F Burial Section)
21
1958-1998 Parish Register Y 392
1999-1999 Parish Register Z 392

g) Service Registers

  Microfilm
Reel
Oct. 1903 - July 1909 Parish Register E
pg. 58-82
22
July 1909 - May 1911 Parish Register D
pg. 253-270
22
Jan. 1934 - Parish Register K 21
Nov. 1942 - Oct. 1952 Parish Register L 21
Oct. 1952 - Oct. 1978 Parish Register DD 393
Oct. 1978 - Dec. 1999 Parish Register EE 394

h) Minutes of the Vestry

  Microfilm
Reel
1830-1854 Parish Register M 22
1855-1877

1877-1933

Parish Register N pg. 1-105

Parish Register Q

22
1934-1949 Parish Register AA 393
1960-1967 Parish Register BB 393
1985-1990 Parish Register CC 393

III - Index to Financial Records

  Microfilm
Reel
Oct. 1809-
Nov. 1868
Accounts of individual parishioners
(Financial Register #1)
202
1884-1912

 

General Accounts
(Financial Register #2)
Offertories 1884-1897
p. 199-224, 235-236
Pew Rentals 1884-1896 p. 1-98
1884-1894 p. 225-232
Rectors' accounts, burial lot accounts,
repairs, salaries, subscriptions all
included.
22

 

1923-1929 Cemetery Account Book GG 394

IV - Other Records

  Microfilm
Reel
Type: Club and Society    
Minutes of the Young People's Literary Society 1901-1905.
Membership list, attendance.
Parish Register O
pg. 13-15
21
Register of Banns of Marriage 1952-1989. Parish Register FF 394