St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church

City: 
Arkell, Ont.
Farnham, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1861, Marriages 1853, Burials 1862
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church (Arkell, Ont.) fonds. -- 1853-1942. -- 7 cm of textual records.

The first settlers arrived in the area in 1831 and the church was founded shortly thereafter. At that time Arkell, Ont. was known as Farnham, Ont. The name appears to have changed in 1878. During the 1930s the rector of St. Patrick's, Guelph, Ont. was in charge of the parish. See a brief article in Financial Register #1 for further information on the history of this parish.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records and Vestry minutes and financial registers. Most of the fonds has been microfilmed on 1 reel, numbered 191.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds resides with St. Michael and All Angels 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: 

Note: From the record book of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, it appears that Farnham' changed to "Arkell" in the Spring of 1878. During the 1930's, the rector of St. Patrick's, Guelph, was the priest in charge.

  


I - List of Parish Records

a) Statistical

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Parish Register A Baptisms 1861-1924
Marriages 1853-1915
Burials 1862-1930
191

b) Financial

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Parish Register #1 Accounts Book 1862-1898
Includes Vestry Minutes
1862-1942
Also includes some
historical information
191

c) Other

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Parish Register B Church Services Book
May 1918-Oct. 1941
191

II - Index to Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

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1861-1924 Parish Register A 191

b) Confirmations

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c) Marriages

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1853-1915 Parish Register A 191

d) Burials

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1862-1930 Parish Register A 191

III - General Records

Envelope #1:

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Misc. letters, financial statements, receipts.   not filmed

Historical Information:

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  Financial Register #1 191
*(Short article on arrival of first settlers (1831) and the founding of the church; includes information on the cemetery.

Vestry Minutes:

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  Financial Register #1
1862-1942
191