Worden (Bannockburn)

Worden (Bannockburn) Cemetery, Acton

SW Lot 28, Concession 6, Esquesing Township.
#7 Highway (27th Sideroad) and Fifth Line, Halton Hills.
GPS 43.657°N, –80.0069°W

History: On 28 January 1832 Christian Barnes sold half of Lot 28, Concession 6, to Enoch Wisswell and the other half to Samuel Worden. On 6 December 1865 William Henry Wisswell and his wife Lucinda of the Town of Guelph sold their share to Joshua Freeman Worden, reserving ¼ acre as a burying ground. The agreement stated that it “shall be used as a family burying ground by the said parties”, that is the Wordens and the Wiswells.

Samuel Worden Sr. (1792–1876) was an organizer of the First Baptist Church of Esquesing. His children were Nancy, Mary, Esther, Deborah, Joshua Freeman, Sarah Elizabeth, William L., Edward O’Brian, and Lucinda.

The obituary of John H. Worden, who died in May 1895, states that he was born in Nova Scotia and removed to Upper Canada when a lad. He was the son of an Israel Worden and he was buried in the family burial ground. This indicates there were at least two related families of Wordens in the area.

The name Bannockburn was sometimes used as that was the name of the school just up the road. [by Elaine Robinson]

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