Boston Presbyterian Church & Cemetery
NW Lot 6, Concession 4, Esquesing Township.
9185 Third Line, Halton Hills.
GPS 43.5538°N, –79.9154°W
The current church was built by James Smith in 1868, and is named after Thomas Boston.Boston Cemetery Association: On 27 May 1911 a meeting was held for the purpose of considering ways and means of putting the cemetery in order and providing for its care in the future. It was decided that a trust fund be raised by selling shares of stock at $10 a share. The money would be held by a Board of Trustees elected at that meeting. They were: James Murray, Peter Campbell, John McClarty, William Hampshire, and Adam Sproat. [by Elaine Robinson]
Records: The Presbyterian Archives at Knox College has a great deal about this church, including baptisms from 1822, collection records, communion rolls, etc., but unfortunately no death records. There is a map, however, showing plot owners. A hint to a possible year of death may be on the communion rolls — sometimes there is a notation of “dead” or “died” beside a name, which likely indicates that the person died that communal year.
Transcriptions of this cemetery are available on-line by credit card from the O.G.S. web site – click here for price/order.
“A History and Atlas of the County of Halton” – Halton District W.I.
Knox College Presbyterian Archives.