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Accession Number: 75-004


Christ Church fonds. -- Photocopied [between 1970 and 1975]. -- 15 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

In 1869, Reverend C.W. Patterson was appointed to the church in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Previous to 1869, a sum of money had been collected and deposited in the Peterborough branch of the Bank of Toronto as a building fund for the construction of an Anglican Church in Bobcaygeon. It was decided in the same year that enough money had been collected and that a new church and parsonage should be built. Architect John E. Belcher was contracted to design and build the church and parsonage in 1870. On January 5, 1871, Christ Church was formally opened by the Lord Bishop of Toronto.

Custodial History

The fonds was created by, and in the custody of, Christ Church, Bobcaygeon, Ontario before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of photocopies of records of Christ Church, Bobcaygeon, Ontario, including minute books, parish registers (baptisms, marriages, burials and confirmations), and a vestry book including both accounts and minutes. The photocopied records cover approximately a hundred-year span from 1865 to 1960. Genealogical resource.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The photocopies were donated by Reverend E. L. Straker, Christ Church, Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

Associated material in the National Archives of Canada, MG 28 (Boyd papers).

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

75-1023 is an addition to the fonds.

For related records see: 74-020 and 75-1024.

Finding Aid

Box 1

1. Vestry book containing minutes of vestry meetings 9 April 1866 - 2 April 1877, and vestry accounts August 1865 - June 1877. Also correspondence from church files, two indentures for the leasing of the Old Burying Grounds, August 1949 and December 1956, and miscellaneous papers.

2. Minute book containing minutes of vestry meetings, 1879-1923, and miscellaneous papers.

3.  Minute book containing minutes of vestry meetings, 1924-1960.

4.  Parish register of "Baptisms, Marriages and "Burials" 1869-1907.
Note: The dates indicated are the outside dates of the item entitled "Baptisms, Marriages, Burials." However, each of the sections does not necessarily cover the entire period 1869-1907.

The baptisms begin August 18, 1869 and end November 1, 1901.
The marriages begin December 1, 1869 and end December 23, 1896.
The burials begin October 14, 1869 and end July 20, 1907.

5.  "Parish register of Baptisms, Marriages, Confirmations and Burials" 1901-1941. Also contains brief parish history.
Note: The dates indicated are the outside dates of the item entitled "Parish Register: Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Burials, and Parish History." However, each of the sections does not necessarily cover the entire period 1900 to 1941.

The baptisms begin April 17, 1902 and end March 26, 1919.
The confirmations begin May 17, 1904 and end July 12, 1925.
The marriages begin December 11, 1907 and end October 7, 1941.
The burials begin December 15, 1907 and end January 11, 1928.