St. Paul's Anglican Church

City: 
Dunnville, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1841
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. Paul's Anglican Church (Dunnville, Ont.) : Christ Church Anglican Church (Port Maitland, Ont.) : St. Alban's Anglican Church (Byng, Ont.) : St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church (South Cayuga, Ont.) fonds. -- 1836-2006. -- 1.23 m of textual records.

Land was purchased in Dunnville, Ont. to build a church in 1836. Rev. Bold Cudmore Hill was appointed Grand River Missionary in 1838, making his headquarters between Cayuga and Caledonia on the Grand River at York. A church building was erected in Dunnville in 1843, the year that Rev. Adam Townley was appointed as the first rector. He also served as rector of the churches in Port Maitland and South Cayuga. In 1887 a new church was built under Rev. Percy Smith, the last rector to have the three churches under his care. For a more complete history see Rev. F.H. Wase, A History of the Parish of St. Paul. Christ Church in Port Maitland was built around 1841. The church in South Cayuga was built in 1843-1844. Consecration followed in June 1846 with Bishop Strachan presiding. For a more complete history see History of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, South Cayuga, Ontario. All four churches were served by one rector at various time periods. Records for all churches are inter-mixed within the same parish ledgers.

The fonds consists of parish registers containing statistical records, Vestry minutes, services and financial registers. The fonds has been microfilmed.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the fonds resides with St. Paul's, Christ Church, St. Alban's and St. John the Evangelist churches.
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: 

Including: Christ Church, Port Maitland St. Alban's Church, Byng
St. John's Church, South Cayuga

(See account in the Anglican Church Histories and Church Histories filing cabinet for Dunnville and S. Cayuga)

 


I - List of Parish Records

a) Parish Registers

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Parish Register A Dunnville and Dunnville Parishes
Marriage Register
1858-1871 (May 16, 1929)
31
Parish Register B Baptisms June 16 1889-Oct. 19 1929
(Mar. 10 1929)
Marriages June 13 1887-June 22 1929
Burials May 25 1889-Sept. 8 1924
72
Parish Register C Marriage Register
Dec. 28 1898-dec. 30 1916
31
Parish Register D Marriage Register
Aug. 1 1917-Feb. 21 1934
31
Parish Register E
 
Register of Church Families
1902-1903, 1909
Confirmations 1902, 1905
Communicants 1903
Church Service 1902-1913
31
 
Parish Register F Vestry Minutes 1887-1961 31
Parish Register G Service Register 1914-1927 72
Parish Register H Service Register 1929-1943 72
Parish Register I Vestry Book (Church Services)
1943-1951
72
Parish Register J Vestry Book (Church Services)
1951-1958
72
Parish Register K Vestry Book (Church Services)
1960-1973
72
Parish Register L
 
Dunnville, Port Maitland and
South Cayuga
Baptisms 1846-1888
Marriages 1847-1879
Burials 1846-1889
72
 
Parish Register M Christ Church, Port Maitland 1st part 72
  Baptisms 1846-1938
Marriages 1836-1924
Burials 1846-1912
2nd part 38
Parish Register N Port Maitland, Byng and
South Cayuga
Marriage Register 1905-1939
31
Parish Register O Christ Church, Port Maitland
1926-1960
31
Parish Register P B.A.C. Cash Book (not dated) 38
Parish Register Q St. Paul's, Sunday School
1943-1970 Financial Register
38
Parish Register R St. Paul's, Banns of Marriage
1960-1966
38
Parish Register S St. Paul's, Minutes of the
Evening Guild
38
Parish Register T

(Loose material found in Registers follows Financial Records)

Christ Church, Port Maitland
Cemetery Improvement Fund
38
Parish Register U Vestry or Service Book
Jan 07 1973 - Dec 02 2006
409
Parish Register U2 Baptisms 1938-1977
Confirmation 1939-1974
Marriages 1939-1997
Burials 1939-1966
343
Parish Register V Marriages 1934-1987 343
Parish Register W Burials 1924-1989 343
Parish Register X Baptisms 1841-1847 (Dunnville) 365
Parish Register Y Baptisms 1841-1843 (Walpole) 365
Parish Register Z Baptisms 1841-1846 (Moulton) 365
Parish Register A(1) Marriages 1841-1847 (Dunnville) 365
Parish Register B(1) Burials 1841-1847 (Dunnville) 365
Parish Register C(1) Burials 1841-1848 (Moulton) 365
Parish Register D(1) Vestry Meetings 1873-1900 365
Parish Register E(1) Baptism 1925-1984, Confirmations 1942-April 1956 365
Parish Register F(1) Service Register 1953-1986 (Christ's Church, Port Maitland) 365
Parish Register G(1) Advisory Committee Minutes 365

b) Financial

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Financial Register #1 Financial Day Book
Dated 1882-1902
31
Financial Register #2 Financial Statements
(Statement of Receipts)
Dated 1888-1903
31
Financial Register #3 Cash Account Book
Dated 1892-1905
1st part 31
Financial Register #4 Church Treasurer's Record
Dated 1897-1901
38
Financial Register #5 Church Treasurer's Record
Dated 1901-1904
38
Financial Register #6 Cash Book (Funds, missions
statements, etc.)
Dated 1930-1931
32
Financial Register #7 Day Book 1939-1952
(including donations, new
subscribers, accounts, etc.)
38
Financial Register #8 Account Book 1933-1942 32
Financial Register #9 Account Book 1946-1948
(Church contributors)
38
Financial Register #10 Treasurer's Accounts
(Expenditure Record)
1951-1958
38
Financial Register #11
 
Treasurer's Accounts
(Expenditure Record)
1958-1963
(including Annual Statements for
the following years, 1956-1960)
38
 
Financial Register #12 Envelope Record 1954-1955 38
Financial Register #14 Collections 1959-1960 38
Financial Register #15 Weekly Offering Record 1961 32
Financial Register #16 Weekly Offering Record 1962 32
Financial Register #17 Weekly Offering Record 1963 32
Financial Register #18 Treasurer's Accounts 1963-1967 38
Financial Register #19
(See loose material in envelopes which follow)
Treasurer's Accounts 1967-1971 38

II - Index to Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

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1841-1847 Parish Register X
(Dunnville)
365
1841-1843 Parish Register Y
(Walpole)
365
1841-1846 Parish Register Z
(Moulton)
365
1888-1924
(1929)
Parish Register B
(St. Paul's, Dunnville)
72
1846 Parish Register L
(Dunnville, Port Maitland and S. Cayuga)
72
1846-1938 Parish Register M
(Port Maitland)
1st part 72
2nd part 38
1925-1984 Parish Register E(1) 343
1938-1977 Parish Register U2 343

b) Burials

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1841-1847 Parish Register B(1)
( Dunnville)
365
1841-1848 Parish Register C(1)
( Moulton)
365
May 25 1889-
Sept. 8 1924
Parish Register B
(St. Paul's, Dunnville)
72
Aug. 11 1846-
Feb. 3 1889
Parish Register L
(Dunnville, Port Maitland,
South Cayuga)
72
Sept. 2 1846- Parish Register M 1st part 72
Dec. 4 1912 (Christ Church, Port Maitland) 2nd part 38
See also Parish Register T for Christ Church,
Port Maitland-Cemetery Improvement Fund
  38
Parish Register W 1924-1989 343
1939-1966 Parish Register U2 343

c) Communicants

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1903 Parish Register E 31

d) Confirmations

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1902 Parish Register E 31
1905 Parish Register E 31
1939-1974 Parish Register U2 343
1942-1956 Parish Register E(1) 365

e) Families

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1902-1903 Parish Register E 31
1909 Parish Register E 31

f) Financial

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1882-1888 Financial Register #1
Financial Day Book and Collections
31
1888-1903 Financial Register #2
Financial Statements and Collections
for the years stated
31
1892-1905 Financial Register #3
Church Cash Account Book
(Casual Collections, Bldg. Funds, etc.)
31/32
1897-1901 Financial Register #4
Church Treasurer's Record
Weekly Envelope Collection
38
1901-1904 Financial Register #5
Church Treasurer's Record
Weekly Envelope Collection
38
1930-1931 Financial Register #6
Cash Book-Account Book
Including Missions (pg. 101- )
32
1939-1952 Financial Register #7
Day Book
Special Accounts, Collections and Funds
38
1933-1947 Financial Register #8
General Account Book and Collections
32
1946-1948 Financial Register #9
Monthly Missions
38
1951-1958 Financial Register #10
Treasurer's Receipts and Expenditure
38
1958-1963 Financial Register #11
Treasurer's Receipts and Expenditure
Annual Statements 1956-1960, 1962
Bank Statements
38
1954-1955 Financial Register #12
Envelope Record
38
1956-1958 Financial Register #13
Envelope Record
38
1959-1960 Financial Register #14
Miscellaneous Collections
38
1961 Financial Register #15
Weekly Offerings for expenses or missions
32
1962 Financial Register #16
Envelope Collections
32
1963 Financial Register #17
Weekly Offerings for expenses or missions
32
1963-1967 Financial Register #18
Treasurer's Receipts and Expenditures
38
1967-1971 Financial Register #19
Treasurer's Receipts and Expenditures
38

g) Marriages

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1841-1847 Parish Register A(1)
(Dunnville)
365
1858-1871
(1929)
Parish Register A
(Dunnville and Dunnville Parishes)
31
1887-1898
(1929)
Parish Register B 31
1898-1916 Parish Register C 31
1847-1879 Parish Register L
(St. Paul's, Dunnville, Christ Church,
Port Maitland, and St. John's, Cayuga)
72
1836-1924 Parish Register M 1st part 72
  (Christ Church,
Port Maitland)
2nd part 38
1905-1939 Parish Register N
(Christ Church, Port Maitland, St. Alban's,
Byng, St. John's, South Cayuga)
31
1917-1934 Parish Register D 31
1934-1987 Parish Register V 343
1939-1997 Parish Register U2

343

1960-1966 Marriage Banns
See also Parish
Register R
(in Other Records)
St. Paul's, Dunnville
38

h) Minutes of the Vestry

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1887-1960 Parish Register F 31
1873-1900 Parish Register D(1) 365
1926-(1960) Parish Register O
(Christ Church, Port Maitland)
includes Annual Reports, Declarations,
and Financial Statements
31
(1959-1961) Parish Register S
(Minutes of the Evening Guild)
38

i) Service Registers

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1902-1913 Parish Register E 31
1914-1926
(part of 1927)
Parish Register G 72
1929-1943 Parish Register H 72
1943-1951 Parish Register I 72
1951-1960 Parish Register J 72
1953-1986 Parish Register F(1)
(Christ's Church, Port Maitland)
365
1960-1973 Parish Register K 72
1973-2006 Parish Register U 409

III - Other Records

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B.A.C. Cash Book
(not dated)
Parish Register P 38
St. Paul's, Sunday School
1943-1970 Financial Register
Parish Register Q 38
St. Paul's Banns
of Marriage 1960-1966
Parish Register R 38
Christ Church
Cemetery Improvement Fund,
Port Maitland, Ontario
A Biography of the
Parish Register T

Envelope following

38
Rev. William A. Johnson
(1814-1880) typescript
Register T 72
Advisory Committee Minutes Register G(1) 365
Minutes: Brotherhood of
Anglican Churchmen
(Haldimand)1936-65
File Folder not filmed