Fonds 2 A553&2 N48756&2 S44 - Parish of Morrisburg (Anglican), Ontario fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Parish of Morrisburg (Anglican), Ontario fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

CA ON00006 2 A553&2 N48756&2 S44

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1788-1993 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

41.5 cm of textual records Parish registers fragile.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Parish of Morrisburg consists of three churches. A church was constructed in Iroquois (Matilda township) by Lutherans in 1792 with the congregation and minister transferring their allegiance to the Church of England in 1827. The former Lutheran meeting house was reconstructed in 1836 into the Anglican church of St. John's, Iroquois. Holy Trinity Church began as the Lutheran Zion Church, built in 1792 by United Empire Loyalists. The minister and congregation transferred their allegiance to the Church of England in 1811 and the name of the church was changed to St. George's, Williamsburg. The church was rebuilt in 1835 and renamed Holy Trinity Church. This church, also known as Whitney Memorial Church, was the only one to be taken down and rebuilt during the Seaway Project. Bishop Ernest Samuel Reed consecrated Holy Trinity Church, Riverside Heights on October 15, 1958. The cornerstone of St. James' Church, Morrisburg was laid in July 1856 and the church was opened for Divine service on January 6, 1859.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of parish registers, 1788-1950, and newsletters for the Parish of Morrisburg.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated at various times by clergy, parish officers, parishioners, and staff of the Parish of Morrisburg, Ontario.


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Parish registers after 1930 available only to family members.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Photocopying of original registers is not permitted. Use of records for publication, either whole or in part, requires permission of the archivist.

Finding aids

Index to parish registers. Database available for index to parish registers. Index for other parish records. "Guide to the Holdings of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario"

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are expected.

General note

Bound photocopies of some parish registers on acid-free paper.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres