St. Johns Church Kildare


St. John’s Church on the Kildare Range. Built in 1849 on a lot donated by John Dixon.

L’église St John’s Church dans le rang de Kildare. Bâtie en 1849 sur un lot donné par John Dixon.

In 1924 the church was renovated.  This photo was taken shortly after the renovation.

En 1924, l’église fut rénovée. Cette photo fut prise peu de temps après les rénovations.

Thirty four years later there were very few members of the congregation to support the church and it was left unused. Time ravished the building, the roof collapsed and it was slated for demolition. Hearing this, Earle and Nora offered to move it to her ancestral property in Masonville.A detailed diagram of the building was drawn, the pieces numbered and identified on the plan before being trucked to Masonvile for reconstruction. Trente-quatre ans plus tard, il y avait très peu de membres de la congrégation pour soutenir l’église et elle est demeurée inutilisée. Le temps a ravagé le bâtiment, le toit s’est effondré et il a été voué à la démolition. Apprenant cela, Earle Moore et Nora Lehane Moore ont proposé de déménager l’église St John’s Church sur la propriété ancestrale de cette dernière à Masonville.Un schéma détaillé du bâtiment fut dessiné, les pièces également furent numérotées et identifiées sur le plan avant d’être transportées par camion à Masonville dans le but de la reconstruire..

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The interior of the church

L’intérieur de l’église St John’s Church

St John’s became a popular site for marriages with a reception at Canadiana Village.

L’église St John’s Church est devenue un site populaire pour des mariages avec salle de réception au Village Canadiana.

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Register of St John’s Church 1843 -1879


1843 March 14 Rawdon Scales William Farmer Bachelor Irwin Mary Ann spinster Isaac McMaster Andrew Irwin John Jeffreys banns R H Bourne bride and groom of Rawdon

1843 March 14 Rawdon Gray Thomas Farmer Bachelor Scroggie Mary Jane spinster Matthew Gray Samuel Coultra Francis Morgan banns R H Bourne groom and bride of Rawdon

1843 April 20 Kildare Purcell Henry Farmer bachelor Joynt Mary spinster Anthony Joynt Hugh Stinson William G Lawler groom and bride of Kildare

43 April 24 Rawdon Fulsher Samuel Farmer Bachelor Neville Elizabeth spinster William Fulsher Joseph Neville John Sadler groom and bride of Rawdon

1843 April 25 Kildare Gass William Farmer Bachelor Baxter Mary spinster James Knox John Jeffreys Theodore Bourne license bride and groom of Kildare

1843 may 16 Rawdon Johnson Henry Farmer Bachelor Nulty Eliza spinster John Nulty and James (illegible) groom and bride of Rawdon

1843 June 15 Rawdon Stewart Robert blacksmith Bachelor Copping spinster John J Truesdell George Copping Junior groom and bride of Rawdon

1843 July 11 Rawdon Moore Thomas Farmer Bachelor Steele Margaret spinster William Robinson Robert McGowan George Robinson groom and bride of Rawdon

July 13, 1843 Rawdon Sharp John Farmer Bachelor Gray Eleanor spinster Thomas Sharp William Gray Martin Hannah groom and bride of Rawdon

21843 November 23 Kildare Moe Abraham Bachelor Stansfeld Charlotte Elizabeth spinster Jason Stansfeld A F Hale M.D. David Stansfeld MF Brereton illegible Pastenay license groom of Russelltown Beauharnois bride of Industry, St. Paul Joliette

1843 December 2 Rawdon Tighe Edward Farmer widower Bagnall Alice spinster Henry bar Amelia Bagnall license Rev. W M Seabourne groom and bride of Kildare

1862 January 25 Kildare Spellan John Bachelor Bonin Celina spinster J H Dixon Richard Dixon license Rev. W M Seaborne groom and bride of Kildare

1863 February 23rd Kildare Reid Harlow Bachelor Stevens Mary Jane spinster William Stevens George Reid groom of Sutton Eastern Townships bride of St. Felix de Valois

1863 April 14 Kildare Rondeau Thomas Bachelor Dixon Rachel spinster at Rondeau M Burns license Rev W M Seabourne

1863 October 21 Kildare Roy Edward Bachelor Clemence Rondeau spinster F Rondeau Clemence Rondeau Roy banns Rev. W M Seabourne

1864 January 4 Kildare Murray Edwin Bachelor Hebard Jerusha spinster W N Berscy Henry Reid license Rev. W M Seabourne

1864 February 29 Kildare Read George bachelor Stevens Amanda Lucy spinster W N Berscy Susan Read license Rev. WM M Seabourne

1864 February 26 Kildare Rolston Peter Bachelor Dixon Mariah spinster John Rollitt Mary Dixon license Rev. WM Seabourne

1865 March 21 Rawdon Parkinson John Bachelor Boyce Sarah spinster Robert Brown Susanna Parkinson license Rev. W M Seaborn

1865 July 4 Kildare Seabourne William Mintor minister widower Rondeau Aquile spinster F Rondeau Elise Rondeau Benjamin P Lewis bride of St. Elizabeth minister gave additional spelling Sibborn

65 November 13 Kildare Gagné Francis Xavier Bachelor Lapierre Philemone spinster Thomas Dixon M A Dixon banns Rev. WM M Seaborn groom of St Alphonse and bride of Kildare

1866 September 10 New Glasgow Hausen Henry Goodman Annie Richard Matthews Mary Matthews John Goodbody Charlotte Goodbody license Alex Shaud groom of Montréal now residing in new Glasgow, bride of new Glasgow, married in the house of William Goodman of new Glasgow

1868 April 7 Kildare Dixon Thomas Farmer bachelor Dixon Margaret Ann spinster Samuel Dixon Margaret Dixon Thomas Dixon Jason H Dixon Phillip de Gouchy? license Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride of Kildare

1868 July 23 Kildare Dawson Henry Bachelor Ralph Susan spinster Henry Hustan Richard Ralph Thomas Dixon Margaret Ralph Isabella Smith Sarah Porter license Joseph Merrick minister groom of Kepple Township Grey County Ontario bride of Kildare Township

1868 August 24 Kildare Smith Joseph Bachelor McCullen Isabella widow Thomas Dixon Ann Smith Jane Stinson Henry Houston license Joseph Merrick minister groom of rotten bridal Kildare Township previous name Smith

1868 October 1 Kildare Burns James Charles Bachelor Coultra Margaret spinster Elizabeth McGarry Henry Grey Thomas Dixon Jane Huston license Joseph Merrick minister groom of East Dorset Vermont bride of Kildare

1869 October 1 Kildare Kristen Henry bachelor Stinson Margaret Jane spinster Isabella Hustan 

Theophilous Smith illegible Smith license Joseph Merrick minister groom of Kildare bride Stinson of Joliette

1869 December 14 Kildare Stafford William Junior Bachelor Wiley Sarah spinster Magloire Chaput Thomas Dixon Margaret A Dixon Sarah Dixon license Joseph Merrick minister groom of Kildare bride of Kildare lately of Confelde (Clonfeacie) County Tyrone Ireland

1871 July 24 Saint Gabriel Doyle Joseph Bachelor Remington Emma spinster Louisa Remington Jane Remington Daniel Doyle illegible bands Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride of St. Gabriel de Brandon

1873 July 2 Kildare Ralph Alexander bachelor Job Martha Jane spinster William J Job Eliza Jane Woods Thomas Foster Margaret Job license Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride of Kildare

1873 October 1 Kildare Wright William tobacconist bachelor Porter Sarah spinster Elizabeth Wright Thomas Porter Isabella Daly Susan Porter license Joseph Merrick missionary groom of Montréal bride of the Township of Kildare

October 17 Saint Gabriel England Edward Bachelor Hibbard Susan spinster Emily Page James England Richard Hibbard James England Senior Banns Joseph Merrick groom and bride of St. Gabriel de Brandon

1874 January 4 Kildare McGill William Bachelor Purcell née Gass Matilda widow Thomas Dixon William Gass license Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride of Kildare bride widow of the late James Purcell

1874 February 14 fourteen Kildare King Vincent bachelor Bloomfield Susan Mariah spinster Joseph Smith Magloire Chaput Thomas Bloomfield Senior Caroline Bloomfield license Joseph Merrick missionary groom and bride of Rawdon

1874 October 4 Kildare England James Jr Bachelor Page Emily Jane spinster J Edmund Page James England Sr G Read license Joseph Merrick missionary groom St. Gabriel de Brandon bride of St. Felix de Valois

1874 November 2 Kildare Propvost Oneseime Farmer Bachelor Doyle Axchy sic spinster William Goudie Ophila Fauteaux license Joseph Merrick mission or groom and bride of St. Gabriel de Brandon

1875 March 30 Kildare Dixon James Benjamin Farmer Bachelor Coulter Matilda spinster William Gass Eliza Jane Woods Charles Dumy (sic) James Coulter George Dixon license Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride of rotten Township

1875 July 27 Kildare Purcell William Farmer bachelor Purcell Catherine Dixon spinster Richard Purcell William Purcell Sr and Johnston George Merrick Mary Ann Lynn license Joseph Merrick missionary groom and bride of the augmentation of Kildare

1875 August 10 ten Kildare Stinson Williams Farmer Bachelor Stinson Ann spinster John Stinson Hugh Stinson Samuel Stinson license Joseph Merrick missionary groom and bride of St. Alphonse

1876 February 2 Kildare McGill Patrick Farmer Bachelor Wiley Sarah widow John Ennis Eliza Jane Dixon John Bellerive license Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride of Kildare bride widow of late William Stafford Jr

1876 March 22 Kildare Stinson John Farmer bachelor Roark Sarah spinster William Stinson Caroline Blagrave Richard Purcell license Joseph Merrick minister groom of St. Alphonse bride of Rawdon Township

1878 April 22 Kildare Dixon Benjamin Junior Farmer bachelor McGowan Ellen Charlotte Spencer Richard Gass William Burns Charles Burns license Joseph Merrick minister groom Farmer of Kildare bride of rotten

1878 December 22 Cunin Vincent Georges mechanic Bachelor Stevens Caroline Rosina Spencer S Clémence JA Stevens Samuel Vessot Francis E Grant license Joseph Merrick minister groom of town of Joliette bride of de Ramsey

1878 December 24 Kildare gas William Farmer Bachelor great Eliza Jane spinster Alice Gray Samuel gas James Coulter Thomas Porter license Joseph Merrick minister groom and bride I’ll Kildare

1879 March 6 Kildare Lindsay George merchant bachelor Merrick Amanda Dunn spinster Robert Boddy Sarah McWilliams Elizabeth M Merrick John B Merrick license Joseph Merrick missionary groom of Rapid City north west territory Brian I’ll Kildare

1879 June 11 Kildare Bobby Robert Farmer Bachelor Smith Adelaide spinster John B Merrick mrs. L body Louis P body license Joseph Merrick minister groom of de Ramsey bride of Kildare County of Joliette

79 October 19 killed their Stevens Charles Williams Farmer bachelor page Anna Annie spinster James England Emily Jane England Lucy Eva page J a Stevens license Joseph Merrick missionary groom of the Ramzy ride of St. Felix deValois

1879 December 17 Kildare Brandon George Farmer bachelor Fitzsimmons Dane Eliza Jane widow James Brennan Annie D Brennan Thomas Dixon Senior license Joseph Merrick minister groom of rotten Township bride widow of the late Thomas Torrens of Montreal.