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BOOK - Vol 9: Wellington District Marriage Registers 1840-1857 (includes many baptisms and burials)
By Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000 (cd version 2013)
Includes a complete transcription of the returns in the District Marriage Register from 1840-1852, including occasional baptisms and burials.
Contains all remaining marriages (1852-1857) and a complete transcription of the separate baptism and burial registers kept by the Clerk of the Peace for the District. Also included in Part 2 are baptisms & marriages of Fathers Campion & Cullen of the Dundas Mission 1827-1834, the Puslinch Presbyterian marriage and baptismal registers 1840-1857 as well as marriages from First United Church Galt (now Cambridge)!!
This work includes a complete transcription of the original Wellington District Marriage Registers and the original marriage returns sent by Ministers to the Clerk of the Peace. Also included are baptism and burial records as decribed in the individual volumes' descriptions (below). Includes all or part of the following contemporary counties: Grey, Wellington & Dufferin.
An example of some of the townships where marriages occurred and were reported in the Wellington District Register include: Arthur, Bentinck, Blenheim, Caledon, Chinguacousy, Clinton, Derby, Dumfries, Easthope (South and North), Egremont, Ellice, Eramosa, Erin, Esquesing, Flamborough East and West, Garafraxa, Glenelg, Grantham, Guelph, Holland, Nassagaweya, Nelson, Newash, Nichol, Normanby, Peel, Pilkington, Puslinch, St. Vincent, Stanley, Sullivan, Sydenham, Tuckersmith, Vaughan, Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.
When searching for marriages recorded in District Marriage Registers keep in mind that many returns were submitted by ministers who were circuit riders who often performed marriages at great distance from their home bases. Circuit riders reported marriages in the register of the District where they lived which was not necessarily in the same District where the marriage took place. That said, if you cannot find the marriage in the Wellington District register you would be well advised to search bordering districts such as the Gore District Marriage Register, The Home District Marriage Register, The Brock District Marriage Register, the Simcoe District Marriage Register and the Huron District Marriage Register.
Surrounding contemporary counties include: Simcoe, Peel, Bruce, Perth, Waterloo.
8.5" X 11" (coil-bound edition)
Originally self-published by compiler, Toronto, 1995
This revised and updated edition with new maps and introduction published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2000 (cd version 2013)
About Dan Walker
Dan Walker has spent much of his adult life transcribing genealogical and historical information for publication. His primary focus has been on pre-confederation Ontario vital records. Dan is well known and respected for his meticulious attention to detail, and for the accuracy of his transcription work.
Fawne Stratford-Devai's work on Land Records and early Ontario records is well known in the genealogy community. A published author of several Canadian and UK research books, she has also contributed articles to the Ontario Genealogical Society's newsletter "Families" as well as writing for the online family history newsletter the "Global Gazette". Biography
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