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Accession Number: 74-016


Albany Parish, Diocese of Moosonee fonds. -- Microfilmed 15 Sept. 1969. -- 1 microfilm reel.

Biography / History

The Church of England (Anglican Church) established the Diocese of Moosonee on December 15, 1872. Right Reverend John Horden was appointed the first Bishop of the diocese on the same date. Albany Parish is located north of Moose Factory on James Bay. Reverend Thomas Vincent, ordained in 1860, was sent to Albany, from Moose Factory, shortly after his ordination, and he was the first Anglican priest to settle in the area. In 1883, he was made Archdeacon of Moosonee in recognition of his faithfulness and experience. Archdeacon Vincent retired in 1899 and died in 1907.

Custodial History

The fonds were made available for microfilming by the Archives of Ontario by Bishop A.J. Watton in Schumacher, Ontario and a copy of the microfilm was purchased by the Trent University Archives from the Archives of Ontario.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of registers of baptisms, marriages and burials of Albany Parish in the Diocese of Moosonee from 1859 to 1966.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

The microfilm was purchased from the Archives of Ontario.

The originals are located in the Diocese of Moosonee.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 74-014 and 74-015.

Microfilm. Set 11.