Anglican Church Confirmations 1842-1864

 Anglican Church Confirmations
Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
1842 – 1864

as given in the parish register of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Tyrconnel / Tyrconnell (Dunwich township) , Elgin County, Ontario, Canada

Extracted and compiled by Jim McCallum

 (includes excerpts from a journal of the Lord Bishop of Toronto’s visit to Elgin County in 1845)

In 1980, The Elgin County Historical Society extracted and published Marriages and Burials from the Church Registers of St. Peter’s Anglican Church which is located approximately 2 miles east of Tyrconnell on Lot 11 Concession 10, Dunwich (near present day Pearce Park). However, several lists of confirmations were found that had not been transcribed.  The following records were extracted and published in the Elgin OGS newsletter, the Talbot Times, in the March, June and September issues of 1994.

Please note that the confirmations did not necessarily occur at St. Peter’s Church.  It appears that visiting Bishops travelled to other Anglican congregations in the Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex and Kent areas. 

Confirmations were found for the following congregations:

St. Peter’s Church, Tyrconnel (Dunwich Township, Elgin County)

St. Charles’ Church, Dereham (Dereham Township, Oxford County)

St. James’ Church, Malahide (Malahide Township, Elgin County)

St. Matthew’s Church, Iona Mills (probably Southwold Township, Elgin County)

Trinity Church, Howard (Howard Township, Kent County)

Trinity Church, Mersea (Mersea Township, Kent County)

St. James’ Church, Wardsville (Mosa Township, Middlesex County)

Many of these confirmations in 1845 appear to have taken place during a visit to the region by John Strachan (1778-1867), the Lord Bishop of Toronto.  The following are excerpts from a journal recording this trip to Elgin County:

 “A Journal of Visitation to The Western Portion of His Diocese by the Lord Bishop of Toronto, in the Summer and Autumn of 1845″.  

July – The services of the day at Otterville being ended, we dined with Mr. Burns, and then proceeded towards Richmond. We found the roads rough, but the day was pleasant. On our way, we called upon Mr. Dobbie, a substantial farmer, and zealous friend of the Church. We found him and all his people hard at work in endeavouring to arrest the progress of a fire which had begun in the neighbouring woods, and which, from the great dryness of the season, had extended to his fences and was rapidly consuming them. By removing a large portion of the fence, and plowing a few furrows across the direction of the fire, he stopped its progress and saved his crops. Mr. Dobbie has presented us with a valuable tract of nearly seven acres of land, for the site of a Church, Parsonage, and Burial-ground, in a very eligible situation and in the midst of a populous settlement. He likewise promises his strenuous services, and those of his friends around him, towards the erection of the Church, as soon as their means will admit. Mr. Dobbie’s house has always been the home of the Travelling Missionary, where he is sure to be treated with the greatest kindness and respect. About eight o’clock, we reached the village of Richmond: here we found the accommodation indifferent, and retired at ten o’clock. 

Wednesday, July 23.— The village of Richmond, though in the midst of a fine settlement, does not appear to improve; we have very few persons of our communion resident there, and they are too poor as well as feeble in number to promote, in any great degree, the progress of the Church. The morning was fine and cool, and the road to Port Burwell offered a great variety of hill and dale to render the drive pleasant. Its pleasure, however, was marred by the accident of being unfortunately placed between two wagons driving to the same point, which kept us in a dense cloud of dust till we reached the village, about ten o’clock. As the service was not to commence until eleven, we had time to examine the harbour and its capabilities. We have on a former occasion mentioned what Colonel Burwell had done for this Mission, — building the Church and Parsonage, and adding a magnificent endowment of six hundred acres of excellent land. It may be called magnificent, because, though as yet it yields but little, the time is fast approaching when it will afford a comfortable living to a clergyman, and, what is of great importance, it ensures the permanency of the parish. The forlorn state of the harbour presents an example of the waste incurred by too early attempts at improvement, before we had persons sufficiently skillful to manage and direct them. It may be made one of the best in the Province; but those who undertook it some years ago seemed to be wholly ignorant of the subject, so that, after expending several thousand pounds, the harbour is worse than ever, and not only must the work be done over again, but what has been done is now a serious impediment and obstacle, and must be removed. It is strange, however, that no recent steps have been taken to complete a work of so great public utility, now that we have Engineers capable of executing it in a proper manner; for it is the only harbour for many miles along the shore of Lake Erie, and has a rich [illegible] extensive country behind it. The congregation here was very large for a week-day, and the number of candidates for Confirmation, thirty-four, was more than might have been expected, as the village, from the neglect of the harbour, is rather going backwards. The Rev. T. B. Read, the resident Missionary, is active and useful : his health, which was for some time very feeble, has become much better, and he is now enabled to make those exertions to which his will always prompted him, so that, through his labours under the Divine blessing, there is much promise for the Church in this quarter. Were the public improvements made, Port Burwell would soon become a large and thriving village. After dining with Mr. Read, we drove to Aylmer, seventeen miles on the Talbot road. This is a rising village, but we have in it as yet only three Church families. The accommodations were very poor, and the evening became so cold that we required a fire. 

Thursday,  July 24. — This morning, which proved a very chilly one, we were on the road by six o’clock, but it grew warmer as the day advanced. We proceeded twelve miles, to the township of Malahide, where we found a neat little Church, though not as yet quite finished, and, what was better, a fine congregation from the beautiful settlement around. The number confirmed was twenty-one, chiefly persons of advanced age. The members of the Church in this neighbourhood are numerous and respectable, and they hope soon to be able to make provision for a resident clergyman. At present, it is but a missionary station, and the services rendered there are only occasional. Here we have a signal proof of what may be done by a single person whose heart is in the work. Mr. Johnson, on whose land the Church is built, is not a wealthy farmer, and has a large family; nevertheless he resolved upon building a Church, and is about to finish it without any assistance.  This, he says, he had in his mind when he first came into the woods and settled upon his farm. It was an invigorating source of encouragement which never left him, and to this he attributes his continued health and gradual progress towards independence. It was, he remarked, a great undertaking for a poor man, but he and his family have done much of the work with their own hands, and he thinks he is in better circumstances than he would have been had he made no such attempt. This shows how much good a man may do even in situations by no means promising, when sincerely disposed and heartily labouring for the honour and service of God. A very few of such men could establish and endow a parish, without feeling it more than Mr. John- son has done. Were, indeed, the forty or fifty thousand Church families now in the Province to be all animated by the same spirit, there would not, in a few years, be a single township which would not have its Church and Minister. We returned to Aylmer, and were kindly and hospitably entertained by Mr. Hodgkinson, who had accompanied us to the Church in Malahide, and then pursued our journey to St. Thomas, thirteen miles distant.

 Friday, July 25. — What the Bishop has said of this Parish on a former occasion, may be safely repeated. It is in excellent order, and the congregation seem always prepared to do everything for the advancement of the Church that can reasonably be expected. This says much for the Rev. Mark Burnham, as matters were quite otherwise when he took charge of the mission. The Church was crowded, and forty-one candidates were presented for Confirmation, the services, including the sermon and address to the confirmed, appearing to make a salutary impression. As our people at Port Stanley were building a Church, we drove to that place, ten miles, in the afternoon, and the road being planked, we proceeded at an easy and rapid pace. The Church we found in a good state of forwardness, and it [illegible] creditable to the Christian enterprise of the people. It will, however, soon be found too small, should the village increase as rapidly as is expected; for it is the only Port of the populous and fertile country around, including the large and flourishing town of London. The harbour is capable of great improvement, which the visits of steam-boats, and the regular increase of business, will soon afford the means of accomplishing. Few as the inhabitants yet are, they exhibit no little spirit of enterprise: Colonel Bostwick and his son have built a mill, and are actively at work in cutting through a bank eighty-two feet high, to form a channel for the water from the stream that is to turn it. A tunnel was attempted, but, from the looseness of the earth and its sandy character, they found that it required an experienced engineer, and therefore, after a short trial, it was abandoned. The trench or excavation is far advanced; and although the stream is small, it is perpetual, and from the great fall, upwards of thirty feet, is quite sufficient for a large over-shoot mill. When finished, it will be a work of great curiosity, and evincing no small portion of original genius. We returned to St. Thomas towards evening, and dined with Mr. Burnham. 

Saturday, July 26. — We were on the road this morning by six o’clock, and called on Col. Burwell, ten miles from St. Thomas. This gentleman, it may confidently be said, has done more, by the liberality of his contributions, for the benefit of the Church, than any layman in the Diocese. He met us with much kindness, and accompanied us to Tyrconnel, eight miles distant. This parish the Bishop has formerly mentioned with great approbation. It is entirely rural, and the congregation continues small, owing to the proprietors of the lands in the neighbourhood refusing to sell ; but few as they are, they have exerted themselves in the most praise-worthy manner. Since the Bishop’s last visit, they have built a commodious Parsonage-house, in the expectation of a resident Minister. [They have] added to their Church a handsome steeple. [Illegible] for the Altar had also just arrived, [illegible] done quietly, and without any bustle or apparent effort, as if they were matters of course. There being now very few young persons in the settlement, only four were presented for confirmation. This is a favourite station with our travelling Missionaries. There is about it a sweet and attractive calmness which allures to sober and tranquilizing contemplation [illegible] the people are so orderly, so primitive [illegible] simple and devout in their walk of life, that it is just such a parish a pious and humble servant of Christ would desire. We returned to Port Talbot to dinner, and found Col, Talbot in excellent health and spirits. He received us kindly, and set us at ease in a moment by total frank politeness and urbanity of manners which distinguish the high bred gentleman. There is much about the Colonel’s domain [?] magnificent and imposing. The cattle seem to range through the wide fields at their pleasure, and the woods in the distance are very beautiful. In [illegible] the main road leading towards his residence, Col. Talbot, with excellent taste, has so managed as to make it for nearly two miles a most superb avenue. 

Sunday, July 27. — Having an appointment at Westminster, twenty-seven miles distant, at 11 o’clock this day, we resolved upon a very early start, purposing to breakfast at St. Thomas on the way. We were up, accordingly, before 5 o’clock, and intending to take our departure as noiselessly as possible; but we found Colonel Talbot ready to receive us and breakfast ready. We did what justice we could to this renewed hospitality, and proceeding to St. Thomas as we were enabled, from the keen morning and and the long drive, to do good justice to a second breakfast awaiting us at Mr. Burnham’s. We arrived at Westminster in good time, and found a large congregation assembled. This being the Bishop’s first visit, and there being as yet no resident clergyman upon the spot, the candidates for Confirmation were but eight in number. In this place we have another example of what a willing heart and persevering energy can do. We owe this Church almost entirely to the vigorous and unwearied labours of Miss Watson ; a lady who came to Canada principally with the view of establishing her nephews on land. On arriving at this settlement, where a purchase had be<‘n made on her behalf, she found it entirely unprovided with religious ordinances. She accordingly gave ten acres of land on which to build the Church : she appealed to her friends in England for assistance, and now she has the satisfaction, having been zealously aided by Mr. Burnham, of beholding her efforts crowned with success. Among the congregation might be seen several families of a superior description, who have recently come from the United Kingdom ; a circumstance the more remarkable, because the locality, besides being rather out of the way, appears to have nothing particularly to recommend it, — though its contiguity to the plank road which connects London with St. Thomas and Port Stanley, has no doubt done much to obviate these apparent disadvantages. We cannot help being often surprised at the strange selection of residence made by genteel families. A gentleman comes out, with his family, for the purpose of settling, as soon as an eligible location can be procured ; but finding his domestic comforts and quiet in the mean time interrupted, and his expenses heavy and vexatious, he frequently hastens to a decision without sufficient consideration, and in the hurry to be rid of taverns or temporary lodgings, he adopts some out of the way place of abode. Once a family make their choice, however ineligible, they soon reconcile themselves to their locality, and invite others to join them ; hence we frequently find two or three highly respectable and accomplished families in a very indifferent location, and adding much to their difficulties by this unwise selection. Under so many new privations, separation from their accustomed society, from books, and their wonted topics of conversation, we might expect them to become homesick, lonesome and unhappy. Sometimes this is the case, especially with the female portion of such families; but more generally it is not so. There is a sort of compensation for these trials in the excitement of continual improvement, which keeps the mind active and reconciles to the absence of many accustomed comforts. We lodged with Miss Watson, who is a lady of great intelligence, and admirably adapted, by a cheerful activity, for a new country. Of her attachment to the Church we have already spoken : her piety is active and unaffected ; and the good she has done, and is doing, in promoting the cause of religion in her neighbourhood, is beyond price. A few such persons in each district, and their waste places would soon rejoice and blossom.

Names of Individuals confirmed at Richmond, Township of Bayham, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there, 22 September 1842:

Mr. John Burns, son of J. Burns, Esq., Dereham, age 20

Matthew Burns, son of J. Burns, Esq., Dereham, age 19

Rob Burns, son of J. Burns, Esq., Dereham, age 18

Miss Frances Burns, dau of J. Burns, Esq., Dereham, age 16

Eliza Burns, dau of J. Burns, Esq., Dereham, age 15

Mr. George Wardle, son of George Wardle, Dereham, age 18

Richard Bale, son of Michael Bale, Norwich, age 20

Matthew Bale, son of Michael Bale, Norwich, age 15

Anthony Scott, son of Thomas Scott, Dereham, age 18

Miss Jane Scott, dau of Thomas Scott, Dereham, age 16

Mrs. Anne Walter, wife of Smithson Walter, Norwich, age 24

Miss Caroline Drapier, dau of I. Drapier, Esq., Vienna, age 16

Mr. Horatio Nelson Drapier, son of I. Drapier, Esq., Vienna, age 15

Christopher Bently, Richmond, age 21

Mrs. Margaret Ploughman, wife of [ ] Ploughman, Vienna, age 27

Miss Ann Smart, dau of [  ] Smart, Dereham, age 16

Mr. Edwin James Parlee, son of Benjamin Parlee, Malahide, age 16

William Parlee, son of Benjamin Parlee, Malahide, age 24

Miss Eliza Jane Parlee, dau of Benjamin Parlee, Malahide, age 15

Francis Parlee, dau of Benjamin Parlee, Malahide, age 16

Mary Hutcheson, dau of William Hutcheson, Malahide, age 16

Mr. William Hutcheson, son of William Hutcheson, Malahide, age 20

James Hughes, son of Samuel Hughes, Malahide, age 24

Francis Hughes, son of Samuel Hughes, Malahide, age 21

William Hale, Malahide, age 20[?]

John Springale, Richmond, Bayham, age 17

Mr. Joseph McDiarmid, son of Duncan McDiarmid, Bayham, age 17

Miss Sarah McDiarmid, dau of Duncan McDiarmid, Bayham, age 16

Mr. Duncan McDiarmid, age 42

Miss Rosa Brairly, dau of Col. Brairly, Norwich, age 16

Mary Helen Haldane, Vienna, age 24

Mary Elizabeth Birdsale, Bayham, age 17

Sarah Margaret Birdsale, Bayham, age 16

Eliza Jane Birdsale, Bayham, age 15

Mrs. Martha Metcalf, wife of William Metcalfe, Jr., Bayham, age 16

Mr. William Metcalf Jr., Bayham, age 27

Miss Isabella Metcalf, dau of William Metcalf, Jr., Bayham, age 16

Mary Pearson, dau of Joseph Pearson, Bayham, age 16

Mr. Christopher Pearson, son of Joseph Pearson, Bayham, age 17

Joseph Pearson, Bayham, age 40

Joseph Johnston, son of Humphrey Johnston, Malahide, age 30

William Johnston, son of Humphrey Johnston, Malahide, age 29

Wellington Johnston, son of Humphrey Johnston, Malahide, age 25

Miss Mary Johnston, dau of Humphrey Johnston, Malahide, age 16

Mrs. Tabbitha Ann Chiverton, Malahide, aged 20

Mr. Thomas Chiverton, Malahide, age 26

William Henry McCarty, Bayham, age 15

Mrs. Barbara Johnston, Malahide, age 20

Mary Ann McKirdy, Bayham, age 18

Mr. Thomas Clark, Malahide, age 16

         [by] James Stewart, Minister

Names of Persons Confirmed at St. Charles Church, Dereham, by Bishop Strachan, 22 July 1845:

Mrs. George Dobbie, Bayham, age 32

Edward Dobbie, Bayham, age 16

Orlando Rutherford, Dereham, age 27

Elizabeth Scott, Dereham, age 16

Andrew Searl, Norwich, age 16

John Strong, Dereham, age 17

Thomas Swartz, Dereham, age 39

Ann Fletcher, Norwich, age 15

Mrs. Mary Brown, Dereham, age 27

Mrs. Kellet, Norwich, age 50

Sophia Kellet, Norwich, age 18

William Kellet, Norwich, age 25

Harry Kellet, Norwich, age 22

William Goodwin, Dereham, age 39

Mrs. William Goodwin, Dereham, age 30

William Burn, London, age 28

Smithson Burn, London, age 25

Elizabeth Fletcher, Norwich, age 30

Andrew Dobbie, Bayham, age 16

Mrs. John Burn, Dereham, age 50

William Wallace, Norwich, age 16

John Hockey, Dereham, age 21

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. James Church, Malahide, by Bishop Strachan, 24 July 1845: (This church existed from the 1830s to the 1860s on Concession 9 of Malahide. It was removed by the end of the 1870s)


William Taylor, Malahide, age 47

Benjamin Hale, Malahide, age 17

Mrs. William Taylor, Malahide, age 37

Mrs. Thomson, Malahide, age 36

James Johnson, Malahide, age 22

William Johnson, Malahide, age 20

William Johnson, Malahide, age 31

Mrs. William Johnson, Malahide, age 28

Mrs. Silas Harris, Malahide, age 29

Reuben Johnson, Malahide, age 26

Mrs. Reuben Johnson, Malahide, age 24

Margaret Lindsay, Malahide, age 27

Mary Ann Lindsay, Malahide, age 19

Mrs. William Hale, Malahide, age 24

Robert MacKay, Malahide, age 27

Mrs. Robert MacKay, Malahide, age 24

George MacKay, Malahide, age 48

Mrs. George MacKay, Malahide, age 48

Mary MacKay, Malahide, age 17

Matilda Lindsay, Malahide, age 60

Charles Crawford, Malahide, age 15

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. Matthews Church, Iona Mills, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held here 30 July 1845:


Mrs. Mary Gibson, age 35

Robert Storey, age 48

Jane Storey, age 18

Mary Ann Storey, age 16

Margaret Storey, age 15

Catherine MacDowell, age 20

Mary Ann Langford, age 15

Rebecca Elliot, age 15

Duncan Kirby, age 17

Edwin Kirby, age 15

Henry Macrea, age 15

John Elliot, age 17

Eliza Langford, age 17

William Henry Langford, age 17

Mary Ann Langford, age 15

Henry Wall, age 25

Thomas Wall, age 20

James McCabe, age 50

John McCabe, age 19

John Wesley Langford, age 18

Mary McCabe, age 15

Jane Johnston, age 22

Ann Johnston, age 18

Oliver Bilton, age 36

Thomas Bowbear, [ Bobier ? ]age 15

Joshua Bowbear, [ Bobier ? ]age 17

James Johnston, age 22

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at Trinity Church, Howard, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there, 31 July 1845:


Mrs. Henry Ridley, Harwich, age 22

Charlotte A. Humphrew, Orford, age 15

George Boothroyd, age 15

William Green, Howard, age 25

Mary Ann Langford, Howard, age 20

James Stewart, Harwich, age 30

Mrs. James Stewart, Harwich, age 26

Oliver Stewart, Harwich, age 35

Isaac Petit Bile, Harwich, age 58

Hannah E. Duck, Harwich, age 16

Mrs. Wilson, Morpeth, age 20

Mrs. Richard Pearce, Howard, age 20

Truman Green, Howard, age 50

John Green, Howard, age 50

John Green Jr., Howard, age 30

Mrs. John Green, Howard, age 25

Mrs. Richard Green, Howard, age 26

Margaret Nelson, Howard, age 15

  1. H. Gesner [?], Orford, age 45

Mrs. Gesner [?], Orford, age 35

John Gesner [?], Orford, age 16

Mrs. Brown, Orford, age 25

Mrs. Bury, Orford, age 35

Miss Bury, Orford, age 15

Mrs. Ridley, Orford, age 70

Miss Ridley, Orford, age 18

Timothy Newcom, Orford, age 41

John Johnston, Orford, age 15

Miss Armstrong, Orford, age 15

Mrs. Frances Johnson, Orford, age 35

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at Trinity Church, Mersea, by Bishop Strachan, 1st August 1845:


Eliza Coultis, Mersea, age 18

Mary Jane Ambridge, Mersea, age 23

Elizabeth Coultis, Mersea, age 16

Jane Gearn [?], Mersea, age 15

William Foster, Mersea, age 17

Ralph Foster, Mersea, age 15


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. Peter’s Church, Dunwich by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there 26 July 1845:


Mrs. Margaret Potts, Dunwich, age 28

Lawrence Ermatinger, Dunwich, age 18

Daniel McCrank, Dunwich,a ge 34

Edward Burwell, Dunwich, age 15

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. James Church, Wardsville, Mosa, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there 24 July 1845:


William Walker, Mosa, age 20

Mitchel Walker, Mosa, age 18

Elizabeth Walker, Mosa, age 16

Jane Walker, Mosa, age 15

Ann Johnston, age 20

John Ward, age 21

George Johnston, age 18

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. Charles’ Church, Dereham, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there 16 Jun 1848:


Andrew Dobbie, age 16

William Scott, age 18

William Armstrong, age 24

Mary Fletcher, age 15

John Stroud, age 26

Catherine Searles, age 15

Frederick Brown, age 16

Abraham Brown, age 15

Edward Wardle, age 25

Thomas Wardle, age 18

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. James’ Church, Malahide, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there 17 June 1848:


Mrs. John Johnson, age 50

Maria Jane Johnson, age 16

Mrs. Sarah Morrison, age 36

George Morrison, age 36

Lavinia Morrison, age 17

Elizabeth Morrison, age 15

John Clarke, age 16

Elizabeth Clarke, age 15

Susannah Rickarts, age 15

Mr. Copeland, Davenport, age 35

Thomas Copeland, Davenport, age 20

Philip Hodgkinson, age 36

John Amos Lucas, age 21

Easter Lucas, age 20

Miranda Lucas, age 16

Mr. Barnham (Methodist Preacher), age 49

Alexander Newal [ Newell ] , age 15

George Johnson, age 18

Jane Newal [ Newell ], age 16

Martha Johnson, age 15

Margaret Johnson, age 16

Samuel Johnson, age 28

Amos Biggar, age 16

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Confirmations at St. Peter’s Church, Dunwich by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held here 19 June 1848:


Fanny Pearce, age 16

Thomas Pearce, age 15

Hannah Backus, age 16

Walter Backus, age 15

Sarah Morehouse, age 20

Mary Ann Williams, age 18

William Williams, age 17

Laura Williams, age 16

Jane Williams, age 15

Joshua Bowbear [ Bobier ? ], age 17

Sarah Ann Shaws, age 20

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Names of Persons Confirmed at Trinity Church, Howard, by Bishop Strachan at the confirmation held there 24 June 1848:


Mrs. D. Lili [?], age 60

Sarah D. Lili [?], age 22

Elizabeth Lili [?], age 17

Elizabeth Knight [age not stated]

Mary Ellen Timmerman, age 16

Sarah Gesner [?], age 16

Henry Butler, age 19

Mrs. Allan, age 24

Mrs. Palmer, age 50

John Hackney, age 15

Jane Desmond, age 16

Nancy Desmond, age 15

Nancy Catherine Nelson, age 15

Elizabeth Green, age 16

Susannah Main, age 16

John Bury, age 20

William Bury, age 18

Edward Bury, age 16

Rachel Green, age 16

John Bile, age 30

Mrs. John Bile, age 20

Thomas Bulen, age 15

            [by] James Stewart, Minister


Confirmations at St. Peter’s Church, Dunwich, 8 July 185[1] ?:

Susan Moorhouse, age 20

Jane Pearce, age 15

Mary Ann Bobier, age 17

Sarah Jane Bobier, age 15

            [by] Henry Holland, B.A., Incumbent, St. Peter’s, Dunwich


Confirmations at St. Peter’s Church, Tyrconnel, 1 July 185[2] ?:


William Bobier, age 10

Leslie Patterson Bobier, age 14

John Pearce, age 15

Fanny Wrothan, [ Trothen ? ], age 30

Frances Sanders, age 17

Janet Sanders, age 10


Mrs. Ann Travers [age not stated]

Kate Travers, age 15

Fanny Travers, age 17

Mary Elizabeth Potts, age 10

Margaret Potts, age 14

            [by] Henry Holland, B.A., Incumbent, St. Peter’s, Tyrconnel


Confirmations at St. Peter’s Church, Tyrconnel, 20 July 185[3] or [8] ?:


Matilda Burwell, age 23

Eliza Pearce, age 10

Joshua Bobier, age 10

Mary Jane Backus, age 15

Alice Patterson, age 14

Mary Ann Pearce, age 10

Walter Moorhouse, age 10

Harriet Bobier, age 18

John Pearce, age 17

Henry Burr, age 10

Sarah Jane Bobier, age 19

Richard Cowan [age not stated]

            [by] Henry Holland, B. A., Incumbent, St. Peter’s, Tyrconnel


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. Peter’s Church, Tyrconnell, by Bishop Cronyn, on the 27th May 1861:


George Basket, age 18

John Bobier, age 19

Joseph Bobier, age 16

Mrs. Stephen Backus [age not stated]

Henry Bobier, age 16

Mr. Duncan [age not stated]

Annie Morehouse, age 16

Thomas L. Pearce, age 16

Joseph Potts, age 15

Francis Pearce, age 14

Jane Potts, age 14

Sarah Pearce, age 16

Frederick Saunders, age 20

Dr. Gustin [age not stated]

Stephen Alex’r Backus, age 17

            [by] John Kennedy, M.A., Incumbent, St. Peter’s Church, Tyrconnel


Names of Persons Confirmed at St. Peter’s Church, Tyrconnel, by the Bishop of Huron on the eleventh June 1864:

William Pearce

William Henry Backus

Andrew Story Backus

John Edward Bobier

Richard Bobier

Mary Bobier

Gertrude Sanders

         [by] J. Kennedy, Incumbent, St. Peter’s, Tyrconnel