St Paul’s Anglican

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery

SE Lot 11, Concession 11, Esquesing Township
Winston Churchill Boulevard and 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills (Norval), Halton Region, Ontario, Canada

Latitude: 43.6442°N
Longitude: -79.8576°W

The land for St. Paul’s Anglican Church and Cemetery was given by General Sir Peter Adamson who arrived in Norval in 1838. Adamson had been honoured for his services in the Peninsular War against Napoleon Bonaparte with the order “Knight of Tower and Sword”. St. Paul’s Anglican Church was built in 1846.

On Sunday, June 10, 2007, Bishop Ralph Spence of the Diocese of Niagara and Archdeacon Peter Moore participated in the official dedication of St. Paul’s Pioneer Cemetery Plaque, erected by the Norval Community Association, in partnership with the Norval Women’s Institute, and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, to commemorate the founding of the historic cemetery given by General Sir Peter Adamson in 1838. The plaque reads as follows:

General Sir Peter Adamson was born September 23, 1779 in Dundee, Scotland arriving in Norval by 1838.He was honoured with the ‘Knight of Tower and Sword’ for his service in the Peninsular War against Napoleon Bonaparte. General Adamson gave the land for Saint Paul’s Anglican Church and this Cemetery. By 1846 the Anglican Church was built. ‘One Lord, one faith, one baptism’. Saint Paul.

The cemetery, located just to the north of Hillcrest Cemetery, appears to have been in use up to the turn of the century. The records were originally included with the Hillcrest Cemetery recording, but have been removed and listed separately as they belong to St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery.

The original recording was made by William Perkins Bull in the 1930’s and was revised and updated in 2020. Many of the stones are broken and illegible, and inscriptions were checked against photographs and transcripts in Find A Grave and Canada Genweb.

by Dorothy Kew

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