St. George's Anglican Church

City: 
Hannon, Ont.
Archives Predating 1869: 
Baptisms 1869, Marriages 1868, Burials 1868
Fonds - Brief Description: 

St. George's Anglican Church (Hannon, Ont. : Hamilton, Ont.) fonds. -- 1858-1978. -- 64 cm of textual records.

The name of the geographic location of the first St. George's Church has varied over the years from Rymal to Barton East to Barton to Hannon, Ont. It is now part of Hamilton, Ont. The Reverend Canon Geo. A. Bull inspired the Anglicans in the east part of Barton and Glanford to build St. George's church. The foundation stone was laid on 26 October, 1864 and the church opened for worship on 6 January 1865. It was located on the town line road of Barton and Glanford. Almost a hundred years later, it was decided that a new location for the church was desirable. Property was purchased on Upper Gage Avenue in 1958. The first service in the new building was held on 17 April 1960. For a more complete history see St. George's Church (Anglican) Hannon, 1864-1964.

The fonds consists of parish registers which contain entries for St. George's, Hannon, as well as for several other churches located in Woodburn, Tapleytown, Glanford, Binbrook, Vinemount, Tweedside, Albion, Saltfleet-Stoney Creek, and Caistor, Ont. The registers contain statistical records, services, and Vestry, Ladies Guild, Girls and Junior Auxiliaries, Advisory Board, and Cemetery Board minutes and financial registers and other documents. Most of the fonds has been microfilmed on 8 reels of microfilm, numbered 107, 132, 139, 183, 192, 194, 257, 345.

Title based on content of fonds.
Fonds on deposit. Ownership of the 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: 

NOTE: Also known as: St. George's, Rymal St. George's, Barton East St. George's, Barton
 

For the sake of convenience we are here referring to the Church of St. George as ST. GEORGE'S, HANNON, but it is often referred to in our records as St. George's, Barton; St. George's, Barton East; and as St. George's, Rymal. The photocopied pages included with this index give some indication of the close inter-relationship of the churches at Barton (St. Peter's), Woodburn (Christ's Church) and Tapleytown (St. George's, also called St. George's, Saltfleet). The earliest records included here have entries for Grimsby, Binbrook, Vinemount, Tweedside, Albion, and Caistor as well as the churches mentioned above. St. George's, Stoney Creek, would appear to be another point occasionally served by the rector of Hannon.

(See History of St. George's, HANNON in filing cabinet)

Historical Notes

 

A.P. Higginson, 1939 (copied/transcribed from file at Church House, 28/9/77)

Before St. George's Church, Hannon, was built, the Anglicans of this community worshipped in St. Peter's Church, Barton. The Rev. Canon Bull was Rector of St. Peter's, Barton, and so preparations were made for its erection.

The Foundation-Stone was laid October 26th, 1864, by the Very Rev. Dean J.G. Geddes of Christ Church Cathedral, Hamilton, Rev. Canon Bull, Rev. Mr. Hebden of the Church of the Ascension, Hamilton, Rev. John Fletcher and Rev. C.H. Drinkwater, assisting.

The Church was opened for worship January 6th, 1865. The Rev. Thomas Green of Wellington Square (Burlington) preached the sermon, his text being: "But as for me I will come into Thy House in the multitude of Thy mercies, and in Thy fear will I worship toward Thy Holy Temple" (Psalm 5/7). The Rev. Canon Bull opened the service, with Rev. John Fletcher and Rev. C.H. Drinkwater assisting. Mr. Samuel Mann, Organist of St. Paul's Church played the organ.

In 1878 St. George's, Hannon, was united with Christ Church, Woodburn and St. George's, Tapleytown, under the Rectorship of Rev. R.S. Locke. Mr. Locke was succeeded by Rev. Thomas Smith in 1880. The Parish flourished greatly in his time: new Church sheds were built, and the Church was redecorated.

The following is a list of incumbents since Rev. Thomas Smith's tenure:

Rev. Henry G. Moore, Rev. Alfred Bonny,
Rev. T. Migot, Rev. H.C. Aylwin,
Rev. J.H. Fielding, Rev. Geo Bull,
Rev. Edward Lawlor, Rev. Oscar Cooke,
Rev. G. Thompson, Rev. P.W. Richardson,
Rev. Geo Vrooman, Rev. James Blow,
Rev. W.H. Langhorn, Rev. A.B. Higginson.

Miss Nellie Bull played the organ in her father's time, and Miss Emma Smith during Rev. Thomas Smith's tenure. Mrs. Barrett played for over 40 years. Other early organists were: Mrs. Chas. Horning, Mrs. Albert Beare, Mrs. Frank Taylor, and Mr. A. Martin.

Some names of families who took an active interest in the Parish in the early days are:

The Servos family who gave the land for the
land for the Church site, the McBrides who later
gave land for the Cemetery; the Procters, Hislops, Rousseaux, Davis' Barretts, Secords,
Theobalds, Rymals, Hannons, Ralstons, Pearsons,
Rennies; and later the Dartnalls, Twisses, McKees,
Shutlers, Beares, Soules, Frenchs, and Parrs.

Of late the Church has been improved by the addition of leaded glass windows. Three handsome Memorial windows in the Chancel, new Altar, Prayer-Desk, Cross and Collection plates.

The 75th Anniversary was celebrated on October 29th, 1939, Rev. G. Thompson preaching in the morning, and Rev. W.G. Sunter in the evening. The Choir were robed for the first time at these services.

Copy...The Parsonage, at Church House 28/9/[18]77 Tapleytown, July 19/[18]87

Dear Mr. Clark:

I sent you the following few facts in reference to my parish.

Woodburn (Christ's Church)

First church built in year 1841. First vestry meeting Oct. 9th 1842. The Rev. J. Flanagan was first Incumbent.  In 1846 succeeded by Rev. J. Alexander who continued in charge 18 years. He was succeeded for a brief period by Rev. J. Westney. He was followed by Rev .James D. Gibson and in the year 1870 his place was taken by Rev. H.B. Wray, and in 1873 Rev. Henry Wadleigh was placed in charge. He was followed in 1875 by Rev. C.E. Whitcombe. His place, again, was taken by Rev. R.S. Locke in 1878. In 1880 the present Incumbent, Rev. Thos. Smith was placed in charge. In 1884 June 10th was laid th Corner Stone of the present church.  It is of stone, and costing about $3,000.00 with seating accommodation for 200.

Saltfleet (St. George's Church)

The church here was begun in the year 1857 just 30 years ago. On Thursday 29th October of that year, Rev. Dean Geddes conducted the opening services, preaching from the text, "We will go into His Tabernacle, we will worship at His footstool."

The founding of the church in this place was mainly due, under Providence, to the efforts of Miss Taylor, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Tweedle. It has continued ever since with varied success.

The Rev J.L. Alexander was put in charge till 1865 when he was succeeded by Rev. J. Westney. He again was succeeded in 1867 by Rev. James D. Gibson when after two years service he was followed by Rev. H.B. Wray. He again in 1872 by Rev .Henry B. Wadleigh. In 1875 Rev. C.E. Whitcombe became the Incumbent. He was succeeded in 1878 by Rev. R.S. Locke.

Two years later viz. in June 1880 the present Incumbent was appointed. There is now, 1887, a new stone church in course of erection, and to be completed in November, costing $3,000.00 and seating accommodation for 200.

Barton East (St. George's Church)

St. George's was ordinally part of Glanford, and built about 20 years ago during the Incumbency of Rev. Rural Dean Bull. In 1878 it was united with this parish under Rev. R.S. Locke.

Since 1880 about $1,000.00 has been spent in erecting sheds, and painting the church outside and in, together with other improvements.

I cannot think of any further information I can give you, and what is contained in the Synod's Reports.

Wishing you every success,

I remain, yours very sincerely, Thos. Smith

 

 


I - List of Parish Registers

  Microfilm
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Parish Register A

(Includes entries for Hannon, Woodburn, Tapleytown, Glanford, Binbrook, Vinemount, Tweedside and Albion)

Baptisms Nov. 1904-May 1951
Confirmations June 1906-June 1950
Marriages Mar. 1858-1872,
Jan. 1905-Dec. 1950
Burials Nov. 1904-Mar. 1951
132
Parish Register B

(Includes Christ Church, Woodburn, St. George, Saltfleet-Stoney Creek, St. George, Tapleytown, Binbrook and Caistor)

Baptisms (misc.) 1869-1905
Baptisms (S.Creek) 1874-1875
Confirmations (S.Creek) 1874-1885,
1897,1899
Confirmations(Tapleytown) 1887,1892
Confirmations(Woodburn) c.1890,1892,
1894,1901
Confirmations(Hannon) 1887,1894,
1895,1903
Marriages (misc.) 1868-1905
Burials (misc.) 1868-1905
132

 

Parish Register C

(Includes Hannon (Barton, Rymal), Saltfleet (Tapleytown), Binbrook and Glanford)

Baptisms May 1865-Apr. 1875
Burials Mar. 1874-oct. 1878
107
Parish Register D Minutes of the Vestry Meetings
Jan. 1863-Apr. 1903
(St. George's, Hannon)
107
Parish Register E Service Register
June 1890-Oct. 1905
List of Communicants, 1893
(St. George's, Hannon;
132
Parish Register F Service Register
Oct. 1932-Jan. 1953 (St. George's, Hannon)
107
Parish Register G Service Register
Jan. 1953-Jan. 1972 (St. George's, Hannon)
107
Parish Register H

(Includes Tapleytown, Woodburn and Hannon; Hannon removed from charge Nov. 1892)

Service Register
May 1892-Nov. 1905, with communicants
139
Parish Register I Minutes of Vestry Meetings
Apr. 1904-Aug. 1923, with declarations
(St. George's, Hannon)
139
Parish Register J Baptisms Sept 1963-Sept 1971
(St. George's, Hannon)
194
Parish Register K Confirmations 1966-1971
(St. George's, Hannon)
194
Parish Register L Minutes of Meeting Ladies Aid (Guild)
1905-1922 (St. George's, Rymal-later Hannon)
194
Parish Register M Minutes of Meetings Ladies Aid (Guild)
1922-1936 (St. George's, Rymal-later Hannon)
194
Parish Register N Minutes of Meetings Ladies Guild
1936-1946 (St. George's, Hannon)
194
Parish Register O Minutes of Meetings Ladies Guild
1946-1957 (St. George's, Hannon)
183
Parish Register P Minutes of Meetings Ladies Guild
1957-1961 (St. George's, Hannon)
183
Parish Register Q Minutes of Meetings Ladies Guild
1962-1966 (St. George's, Hannon)
183
Parish Register R Minutes of Vestry Meetings
1954-1972 (St. George's, Hannon)
192
Parish Register S Minutes of Meetings G.A. and J.A. Groups
(Girls Auxiliary/Junior Auxiliary)
183
Parish Register T Minutes of Advisory Board Meetings
1958-1971 (St. George's, Hannon)
192
Parish Register U Minutes of the Cemetery Board
Mar. 1945-May 1970 (St. George's, Hannon)
257
Parish Register V Baptisms 1950-1963
Confirmations 1953-1965
Marriages 1951-1961
Burials 1951-1968
345
Parish Register W Marriages 1964-1971 345
Parish Register X Burials 1968-1971 345
Financial Register #1 Church Financial Book
1950-1959 (St. George's. Hannon)
192
Financial Register #2 Church Financial Book -Expenses
1960-1972 (St. George's, Hannon)
194
Financial Register #3 Church Financial Book -Receipts
1960-1970 (St. George's, Hannon)
194
Financial Register #4 Record of Envelope Receipts
1953-1967 (St. George's, Hannon)
192
Financial Register #5 Duplicate Receipt Book
Sept. 1967-Jan. 1972
(St. George's, Hannon)
192
Financial Register #6 Cemetery Board Cash Book
Jan. 1964-Feb. 1978
(St. George's, Hannon)
257
Envelope #1 Burial permits taken from
Parish Register A, dating 1937-1947.
not filmed
Envelope #2 Ladies Guild - notebooks,
financial books, cards and
flowers fund, History booklet 1905-1965.
not filmed
Envelope #3 Duplicate Vestry reports for
1964-1968; misc. newspaper articles,
Sunday School records 1926-27, Men's Club financial book 1961-1963.
not filmed

II - Index of Statistical Records

a) Baptisms

  Microfilm
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May 1865-Apr. 1875
(Includes Hannon, Stoney Creek and Tapleytown)
Parish Register C 107
1869-1905
(Includes Woodburn, Tapleytown, Stoney Creek, Binbrook and Caistor)
Parish Register B 132
1874-1875
(Stoney Creek)
Parish Register B 132
November 14 1950 - April 21 1963 Parish Register V 345
Nov. 1904-May 1951
(Includes Hannon, Woodburn, Tapleytown, Glanford, Grimsby, Binbrook, Vinemount, Tweedside and Albion)
Parish Register A 132
Sept. 1963-Sept. 1971 Parish Register J 194

b) Confirmations

  Microfilm
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1874-1885, 1897, 1899
(Stoney Creek)
Parish Register B 132
1887, 1892
(Tapleytown)
Parish Register B 132
1887, 1894, 1895, 1903
(Hannon)
Parish Register B 132
c.1890, 1892, 1894,
1901 (Woodburn)
Parish Register B 132
1906-1950
(Hannon, Woodburn, Tapleytown, Glanford, Grimsby, Vinemount, Tweedside and Albion)
Parish Register A 132
1966-1971 Parish Register K 194
July 1 1952 - April 4 1965 Parish Register V 345

c) Marriages

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Mar. 1858-1872 Parish Register A 132
Jan. 1905-Dec. 1950
(Both of the above periods include entries for Hannon, Woodburn, Tapleytown, Glanford, Grimsby, Binbrook, Vinemount, Tweedside and Albion)
Parish Register A 132
1868-1905
(Includes entries for Woodburn, Tapleytown, Stoney Creek, Binbrook and Caistor)
Parish Register B 132
October 20 1951 - October 21 1961 Parish Register V 345
February 22 1964 - April 23 1971 Parish Register W 345

d) Burials

  Microfilm
Reel
1868-1905
(Includes Woodburn, Tapleytown, Stoney Creek, Binbrook and Caistor)
Parish Register B 132
Mar. 1874-Oct. 1878 Parish Register C 107
Nov. 1904-Mar. 1951
(Includes Hannon, Woodburn, Tapleytown, Glanford, Grimsby, Binbrook, Vinemount, Tweedside and Albion)
Parish Register A 132
March 14 1951 - February 20 1968 Parish Register V 345
November 5 1968 - November 17 1971 Parish Register X 345

III - Index of Non-Statistical Records

a) Service Registers

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June 1890-Oct. 1905 Parish Register E
(St. George's, Hannon)
132
May 1892-Nov. 1905
(Hannon, until removed in Nov. 1892, Tapleytown and Woodburn)
Parish Register H 139
Oct. 1932-Jan. 1953 Parish Register F
(St. George's, Hannon)
107
Jan. 1953-Jan. 1972 Parish Register G 107

b) Minutes of Vestry Meetings

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Jan. 1863-Apr. 1903 Parish Register D 107
Apr. 1904-Aug. 1923 Parish Register I 139
Jan. 1954-Jan. 1972 Parish Register R 192
Feb. 1958-Oct. 1971
(Advisory Board Meetings)
Parish Register T 192

c) Communicants

  Microfilm
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1893 (Woodburn) Parish Register E 132
1892-1905
(Hannon, Tapleytown, Woodburn)
Parish Register H 139

d) Minutes of Meetings of Church Groups

  Microfilm
Reel
1905-1922

(later called Ladies Guild - of St. George's, Rymal)

Parish Register L
Ladies Aid
194
1922-1936 Parish Register M
Ladies Aid of St. George's, Rymal
194
1936-1946 Parish Register N
Ladies Guild of St. George's, Hannon
194
1946-1957 Parish Register O
Ladies Guild of St. George's, Hannon
183
1957-1961 Parish Register P
Ladies Guild of St. George's, Hannon
183
1962-1966 Parish Register Q
Ladies Guild of St. George's, Hannon
183
May 1950
-June 1951
Parish Register S
G.A. and J.A. Groups
183
1945-1970 Parish Register U
Minutes of the Cemetery Board
257

e) Financial Records

  Microfilm
Reel
1950-1959 Financial Register #1
Church expenses and receipts.
192
1960-1972 Financial Register #2
Church expenses only.
194
1960-1970 Financial Register #3
Church receipts only.
194
1953-1967 Financial Register #4
Record book of envelope holders and
amounts given.
192
Sept. 1967-
Jan. 1972
Financial Register #5
Duplicate receipt book for donations
of money given to church.
192
1964-1978 Financial Register #6
Cemetery Board Cash Book.
257

 

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