Trinity Church, Kingston 1789-1914
Grampie was in a great mood for talking about the days of his
youth, we were hearing stories that had not been previously told to us.
As the smoke curled from his pipe, he said, “I was six years old when
my brother Leveret was baptized at the age of five weeks in the Trinity
Church in Kingston. It was a really large baptism as my brother Wes,
three sisters and I were also baptized at the same time.”
If he had read, the "125th Anniversary
- Trinity Church, Kingston" by
Rev. Gordon C. Lawrence published in 1914, he might have been surprised
to learn that in 1786 the Rev. Richard Clarke arrived in Kingston about
June 23 and in the course of ten days baptized fifty-seven persons
including five adults. Grampie might have been even more surprised to
learn these baptisms were recorded in the parish records of Gagetown.
Some of the names I found in the Gagetown parish records were:
Agnes, daughter of John and Agnes
Issiah, son of James and Elizabeth
Robert, son of James and Rachel Crawford
Samuel, son of Ephriam and Sarah
John, Mary and William, the children
of William and Mariam Dryden
Phebean, the wife of Wm. Howard
Aquila, child of Jonathan and Mary
Sarah, daughter of Capt. Joseph and Sarah Lyon
James and Molly, children of James
and Margaret Nealson
David, Elizabeth and Samuel, children of
David and Sarah Parker
Ann, daughter of Rulof and
Betsy, daughter of Elias and Lydia
Nansey Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Esq.
and Rebecca Tunn
Tamaren, wife of John White
Benjamin, Elizabeth and Mary, children
of John and Tamaren White
Israel, Jacob, Platt, and Samuel, children of
Israel and Ruth Wood
A service was held in the Trinity Church, Kingston on Sunday, July 29,
1809, when the Rev. Elias Scovil presented to Bishop Charles Inglis for
confirmation, two hundred and fifty-seven candidates. This was in all
probability the largest class ever confirmed in New Brunswick at one
time. The candidates were of all ages, from grandsires down to boys and
girls in their teens. No confirmation had been offered to them before
this date. The visits from Bishops were rare in those days.
The next visit was that of Right Rev. John Inglis on July 26, 1826,
when one hundred and eighty-two persons were confirmed and on the next
visit in 1835, ninety-nine person were confirmed.
At the Easter Monday meeting in 1789 it was agreed, when planting and
seedtime was over, to proceed in framing and raising the church of
fifty feet in length by thirty-eight in width. The steeple was added in
July, 1809. Stoves were not in use until 1810. A bell, weighing one
hundred and twenty-nine pounds, was donated in 1813. The sum of two
pounds, ten shillings was allowed by the vestry for tending the stove
and ringing the
Microfilms of early marriages, baptisms and burials of the Trinity
Church at Kingston are available for reading at the Provincial Archives
of New Brunswick in Fredericton.
The 125th Anniversary - Trinity
Church, Kingston 1789-1914 by the Rev.
Gordon C. Lawrence is available for viewing at the Saint John Free
Public Library, the New Brunswick Legislative Library, Archives &
Research Library of the New Brunswick Museum, Kings County Museum and
at the John Fisher
Memorial Museum in Kingston.
By the way,
Donald Raynes is compiling a book on the Kingston
Peninsula. If you have information that you are willing to share with
him, such as vintage pictures of schools, churches, houses or
businesses, he can be reached at 506-763-3580. E-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Postal address is 6 Raynes Lane, Summerville,
NB, E5S 1V1.
The Saint John Branch of
the New Brunswick Genealogical Society will be
holding its meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Lions Den at the
Loch Lomond Villa. Felicity Osepchook from the Archives & Research
Library of the New Brunswick Museum will be speaking about the Bibles
and Diaries in their collection. Members are asked to bring a Diary or
Bible that holds genealogical information.
Heywood - Cooper - Scott - Bullock.
Seeking information about Zimri Brewer Heywood and his four wives, who
were born in New Brunswick. He married Hannah Cooper in 1826 in
Charlotte County. In 1836 in Charlotte County, he married Jane P.
Scott. The next marriage was
to Jane’s sister, Rebecca Scott in 1842 in Maine. About 1848, he
Maine to Ann Bullock. Who were parents/ancestors of each the four
is known about Zimri Brewer Heywood’s life in New Brunswick [land,
occupation, community activities, etc.] before he migrated to Maine?
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Crawford - Robertson - Allaby:
I am seeking information and photos of the siblings and parents of
William Crawford - born 11 Feb, 1852, married Sarah Jane Robertson and
had 13 children. He died 07 Aug. 1930 in Kings County. My line comes
through his daughter Annie
Gertrude Crawford who married Delacy Allaby.
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Information needed on the place of death and burial for Judson
Eldridge Goddard, son of David Goddard and Isabella Graves, who was
born in Anagance in 1824 and died in 1896. ALICE GODARD ALLEN
68 Suncrest Dr. Ext.
Can anyone provide information on the name of the father of
Daniel Moore Ross, who was born in 1832 in Kings County, New Brunswick.
His mother was Jane Ross and his siblings were, James, Matthew, Mary
Ann, Jane and Alexander.
ALLAN M. ROSS
4109 Chenowith Rd, SPC C/43
The Dalles, Oregon
Andrew Kirkpatrick was one of three brothers from
either Scotland or Ireland, who settled in Gondola Point. His wife was
Jane McPhilmeny. He died 5 July 1880 and is buried in St. Luke's Church
Cemetery, Gondola Point. Can anyone provide information on his lineage?
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