Johnstown District Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death returns Help

Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-2986

Johnstown District Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death returns

About these records

Johnstown District Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death returns
Dates of Creation
1831-1862, 1870-1875
Physical Description

25 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of returns of baptisms, marriages and deaths filed (between 1831 and 1859, and, after 1869 acting as District Registrar) by the Clerk of the Peace for the Johnstown District and its successor, the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville (1850-). Records dating between 1860 and 1862 appear to have been filed by the Deputy Registrar for the Registry Office.

The returns are summaries of church registers kept by clergy of various denominations which were filed as required with the Clerk of the Peace. The forms used for the returns are not uniform throughout.

In general, the baptism returns give the name of the child, the name of the parents, the dates of the child's birth and baptism, and where the baptism took place.

The marriage returns document the names of the bride and groom, the names of witnesses, the date of the marriage, the location of the wedding and whether the marriage was by license or by banns. Some marriage entries also give the ages of the spouses, their places of birth, and the names of their respective parents.

The burial returns include the name and age of the deceased, and the date, cause and place of death.

In all returns, the name and denomination of the officiating clergy are also included.

The registers are arranged chronologically by the date the return was filed as opposed to the date of the event.

Also included in this series is one return for the County of Frontenac from 1875.

Restrictions on Access
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Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Related Material

See Series RG 80-27 for related records, particularly volume RG 80-27-1-14 for the corresponding Johnstown District marriage register for 1801-1850; volume RG 80-27-1-14A for Johnstown District marriage certificates; and volume RG 80-27-1-15 for the index to RG 80-27-1-14.

See Series RG 80-27 for other records, including volumes RG 80-27-2-27 to RG 80-27-2-31 and RG 80-27-2-51 for corresponding county marriage registers.

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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1831-1875 :

Clerks of the Peace (BA505)

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