Loyalist churches in Stanbridge area

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Stanbridge Township 
A Loyalist region - First settled in 1797 and located north of St. Armand, south of West Farnham, east of the Parishes of St. George and St. George of Henryville, west of Dunham Township - The records originating from the Office de l'État Civil du Québec, the Archives nationales du Québec, the Institut Drouin in regard to civil registers can be at best described as being ambiguous concerning the township of Stanbridge, the hamlets and villages of Stanbridge, Stanbridge Centre, Stanbridge East, Stanbridge Ridge, Stanbridge Station and as such to the best of my knowledge, I have tried to list the various churches and missions to the proper community and match said civil registers available today as microfilms or books or databases to the proper community. I most likely failed in certain cases - see; http://www.uelac.org/UELAC-history/Branching-Out

1790's - Stanbridge Township Cemeteries - QFHS book #1 including Brasswood (Martin) Cemetery, Mystic Cemetery, Old Corey Cemetery, Pearceton Cemetery, Ridge #1 Cemetery, Ridge #2 Cemetery, St. James the Apostle Anglican Cemetery, Stanbury Methodist Cemetery, Vaughan Cemetery - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch - QFHS book #2 including Bedford Protestant Cemetery, Chandler Cemetery, Harris-Hillside Cemetery, Morgan's Corner (Mapledale) Cemetery, Pike River Cemetery, Ploss Dutch Street Cemetery, Riceburg Protestant Cemetery, Stanton Cemetery, Stone North Stanbridge Cemetery - 195 pages - QFHS cemetery binders - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch

1820 - Stanbridge Stone Cemetery - www.interment.net under Missisquoi - compilers: David J. Ellis, Brenda Wilson Birch

1826 - Stanbridge Harris-Hillside Cemetery of Gage Street - QFHS cemetery binders - 8 pages - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch 1831 – Stanbridge Temperance Society - www.scribd.com/doc/82252668/stanbridgetemperanceSoc - Rev. William Arthur, presiding on the 20th of January

1831 at the Brick Schoolhouse in Stanbridge - Rev. John Baker also served the congregation of some of the leading families of the region. For a detailed listing of families, refer to the web site address outlined above.

1835 - Stanbridge Harris - Hillside Cemetery - QFHS cemetery binders - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch

1842 – St. Armand Baptist Missions with preaching points in Abbott's Corner, Stanbridge, Stanbridge East, St. Armand East, Sutton - Rev. Frederic Bosworth presiding in 1841, Rev. Francis Nathaniel Jersey in 1843 - BAnQ book #1527 (1842-1853) - BAnQ film (1842-1849 & 1850-1864 & 1859-1873 & 1874-1879) - MHSA film (1842-1849 & 1850-1864 & 1859-1873 & 1874-1879) - Vermont Baptist Historical Society Records Collection - University of Vermont - Special Collections - Bailey-Howe Library, Burlington, Vermont 05405 tel: 802-656-2138 -http://www.uvm.edu.com / uvmsc@zoo.uvm.edu - Known collections dealing with Quebec based churches, all within the Eastern Townships: "Canadian Baptist Churches" (various churches and missions - UVM Holdings: Carton 1 Folder 23 (names of churches not indicated, mostly within Brome, Stanstead, Missisquoi and Compton)

1820 & 1844 – Dunham Emmanuel Wesleyan Methodist Circuit with preaching points in Cowansville and Stanbridge - First organized in 1820 as the Dunham Methodist Circuit - Rev. Matthew Lang, presiding in Dunham, Cowansville and Stanbridge from 1844 - source in part: Phyllis Hamilton - BAnQ films (1845-1879 & 1820 & 1839-1844 & 1877-1899 & 1880-1887 & 1888-1899 & 1820-1852 & 1853-1864 & 1854 & 1856 & 1865-1872 & 1898-1906 & 1907-1916 & 1917-1924) - Drouin-Pépin (1820-1924) - QFHS (1820-1924) - Ancestry.ca (1820-1924)

1832 & 1851 – Saint John the Evangelist Anglican Parish of Stanbury, Stanbridge - Anglican Archives Montreal Diocese - parish registers (1842-1931 under Saint James Anglican of Stanbridge East) also records between 1855 and 1858 for the Parish of Bedford - contact Archives - Barbara McPherson, archivist - archives@montreal.anglican.ca - BAnQ films (1832-1928 & 1929-1938 & 1833-1841 & 1866-1873 & 1942 & 1832-1840 & 1842-1857 & 1862 & 1864-1877 & 1879 & 1877-1899)- Drouin-Pépin (1832-1938 & 1942) - QFHS (1832-1938 & 1942) - Ancestry.ca (1832-1938 & 1942)

1862 – Stanbridge 2nd Adventist Parish with a preaching point in Farnham - Opened in 1862, closed in 1875 - BAnQ film (1862-1875) - BAnQ book of marriages #1523 (1862-1869) - MHSA film (1862-1875) - see also under Stanbridge East from 1880 to 1899 for additional church registers

1876 – Methodist Parish – Stanbridge, Bedford - BAnQ book of marriages #1523 (1876-1879) - BAnQ film (1876-1878) - QFHS film (1876-1878) Stanbridge Centre (Mystic) The records dealing with parish and church registers originating from the Office de l'État Civil du Québec, the Archives nationales du Québec, the Institut Drouin can be highly confusing as to which community or village certain civil register records actually belong to - Stanbridge Township, the villages of Stanbridge (Station) Stanbridge Centre, Stanbridge East, Stanbridge Ridge, the records are some time intermingled or wrongly described. So to the best of my knowledge, I have made an effort in order to indicate to which community these church registers belong to - see; http://www.uelac.org/UELAC-history/Branching-Out

1843 - Stanbridge Centre - Mystic Cemetery - Union Cemetery - compiler: David Ellis


Stanbridge East 
A Loyalist region - First settled by New Englanders in 1801, Stanbridge East was first referred to as Caleb Tree and later as Upper Mills - The hamlet of Upper Mills, located between the villages of Dunham and Bedford, which later became the village of Stanbridge East - Located south of Riceburg, north of Stanbrige Ridge on the Montreal Portland Railway lines - source: Phyllis Hamilton - The Stanbridge church records released by the Office de l'État Civil du Québec, the Archives nationales du Québec, the Institut Drouin in regard to parish and church registers are not precise as to which communities said church records actually belong to: Stanbridge Township, Stanbridge, Stanbridge Centre, Stanbridge East, Stanbridge Ridge, some of these records appears to have been intermingled in a few cases or wrongly labelled, so to the best of my knowledge, I have tried to identify said records and list them under the proper community - see; http://www.uelac.org/UELAC-history /Branching-Out

1800's - Early Churches of Stanbridge East - QFHS book #HG-152.9 M6 100 pages

1808 - Stanbridge East Furnace Creek Graveyard - MHSA Cemetery collection (1808-1920) - compilers: Brenda Wilson Birch & others

1808 - Stanbridge East Stanton Cemetery - Located from the east entrance to Stanbridge in Chandler 1 1/2 mile north of Stanbridge East - QFHS cemetery binders (1808-1927) - BAnQ book of burials #1454 (1808-1927) - compilers: MHSA

1816 - Stanbridge East Chandler Graveyard - MHSA Cemetery Collection (1816-1971) - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch

1820 - Dunham & Stanbridge East Methodist Church - Church documents show that elders of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in the Stanbridge East area were keeping records of baptisms and burials as early as 1806 - One entry lists the baptism of 15 adults and children on December 28, 1806 by Brother John Draper - source: Phyllis Hamilton - BAnQ films under Dunham Methodist (1820-1852 & 1853-1864 & 1854 &1856 & 1865-1872 & 1873-1880 & 1881-1888 & 1889-1897 & 1898-1906 & 1907-1916 & 1917-1924 & 1876-1879 & 1820 & 1839-1844 & 1877-1899 & 1880-1887 & 1888-1899) - Drouin-Pépin (1820-1924 Dunham Methodist) - QFHS (1820-1924 Dunham Methodist) - Ancestry.ca (1820-1924 under Dunham Methodist Church)

1826 – Saint James Anglican Mission – Organized by Rev. James Reid and Rev. Richard Whitwell as a preaching point of the Mission of St. Armand - The records show that in 1826, Rev. Reid was conducting services on a regular basis at the Upper Mills (Stanbridge East) - source: Phyllis Hamilton - see 1829

1829 – Stanbridge East Saint James Anglican the Apostle Parish – Founded as a parish in 1829 with preaching points in Stanbury (Saint John the Evangelist), Pigeon Hill (Saint James the Less) – In 1843 or about Rev. James Jones was appointed pastor of the congregation - Between the years 1855-1858, Saint James of Stanbridge East was under the pastoral charge of Saint James of Bedford - Anglican Archives Montreal Diocese parish registers (1842-1931 which includes Saint John the Evangelist of Stanbury, Saint James the Less of Pigeon Hill), see also records of 1855-1858 under Bedford Anglican - contact Archives - Barbara McPherson - assistant archivist - archives@montreal.anglican..ca - BAnQ films (1832-1840 Stanbridge) & (1852-1855 & 1858-1879 & 1880-1899 & 1833-1841 & 1866-1868 & 1868-1873 & 1832-1928 & 1929-1938 & 1942 Stanbridge East) - Drouin-Pépin (1832-1928 & 1929-1938 & 1833-1841 & 1866-1868 & 1868-1873 & 1942) - QFHS (1832-1928 & 1929-1938 & 1833-1841 & 1866-1868 & 1868-1873 & 1942) - Ancestry.ca (1832-1928 & 1929-1938 & 1833-1841 & 1866-1868 & 1868-1873 & 1942) - BAnQ book of marriages #1523 (1852-1879) - QFHS films (1832-1840 Stanbridge) & (1852-1855 & 1858-1879 Stanbridge East) - MHSA films (1880-1899 & 1832-1840 & 1842-1857 & 1862 & 1864-1877 & 1879)

1839 - St. Armand Wesleyan Methodist Circuit - BAnQ films under St. Armand Methodist Circuit and Churches (1831-1836 & 1837-1870 & 1820-1852 & 1853-1864 & 1865-1870 & 1887-1888 & 1889-1893 & 1901-1905 & 1908-1916 & 1917-1922) - Drouin-Pépin (1820-1870 & 1887-1893 & 1908-1922) - QFHS (1820-1870 & 1887-1893 & 1908-1922) - Ancestry.ca (1820-1870 & 1887-1893 & 1908-1922) - MHSA films (1831-1836 & 1837-1870)

1842 - Stanbridge East Baptist Church - Rev. William Marsh, presiding - QFHS book of parish registers (1844-1899 under Dunham, Potton, Stanbridge East, St. Armand, St. Armand East, Sutton) 100 plus pages by 10 names per page - compiler: Jessie Wentworh Chayer - BAnQ books #929-3714 & #978-2-923774 (1842-1850) - BAnQ films (1842-1850 & 1842-1853) - Drouin-Pépin (1842-1850) - QFHS (1842-1850) - Ancestry.ca (1842-1850) - QFHS film (1842-1853) - QFHS book of parish registers #REF-GS-153.4 (1844-1899) compiler: Jessie Wentworth Chayer

1861 – Stanbridge East Methodist Church - Saint John's Wesleyan Episcopal Society – Rev. J. B. Brownell, presiding from 1861 - sources: Catherine Day and Phyllis Hamilton - This church was organized about 1861 or 1864, it was part of the Frelighsburg Methodist Circuit until 1876 or perhaps to a later date - It does appear that a Wesleyan Methodist missionaries from Bedford and Mystic were also present in Stanbridge East, see 1876, a few lines below - BAnQ films under Frelighsburg Methodist Circuit (1864 & 1865-1872 & 1873-1880 & 1881-1888 & 1865-1872 & 1898-1907 & 1908-1916 & 1917-1918 & 1864-1877 & 1878-1879 & 1880-1899) - Drouin-Pépin (1864-1918 & 1865-1872) - QFHS (1864-1918 & 1865-1872) - Ancestry.ca (1864-1918 & 1865-1872) - MHSA film (1864-1877)

1862 –Dunham - Farnham - Stanbridge East Second Adventist Church - A three parish congregation, under Dunham-Farnham-Stanbridge Adventist Church - BAnQ films (1866-1868 under Dunham, Clarenceville Advantist) & (1877-1879 under East Farnham Adventist) & (1877-1887 under East Farnham Adventist) & (1877-1887 under Farnham East Stanbridge Adventist) & (1871-1923 under Dunham, Farnham Stanbridge Adventist) & (1880-1899 under Stanbridge Dunham Farnham Adventist) - - BAnQ book of marriages #1523 (1872-1879) - Drouin-Pépin (1871-1923) - QFHS (1871-1923) - Ancestry.ca (1871-1923) - MHSA film (1880-1899)

1876 – Bedford, Mystic, Stanbridge East Wesleyan Methodist Mission Circuit - BAnQ films (1876-1879 & 1919-1925) - Drouin-Pépin (1919-1925) - QFHS (1919-1925) - Ancestry.ca (1919-1925) - QFHS film (1876-1879) - MHSA film (1876-1879)

1925 – Stanbridge East United Church - BAnQ films (1926-1935 & 1936-1942) - Drouin-Pépin (1926-1942) - QFHS (1926-1942) - Ancestry.ca (1926-1942)

1995 - Stanbridge Ridge Corey Cemetery - Established in the 1830's in Stanbridge Station - In 1995, the Corey Cemetery was relocated to Ridge Cemetery in Stanbridge East - QFHS cemetery binders - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch

Stanbridge Ridge 
The small farming community of Stanbridge Ridge is located two and half miles southwest of the village of Stanbridge East and four miles southeast of Bedford - source: Phyllis Hamilton - Please note: Church registers or parish registers with the name of Stanbridge, at least in some of the cases were wrongly labelled by the Office de l'État Civil du Québec, the Archives nationales du Québec, the Institut Drouin and as such it also appears that some of the actual church documents were intermingled with other churches within the communities of Stanbridge Township, Stanbridge, Stanbridge Centre, Stanbridge East, Stanbridge Ridge and as such I have tried to identify which microfilms of baptisms, marriages and deaths actually belong to - see; The Townships Trail - http://www.chemindescantons.qc.ca /pdf/guide/en/CheminDesCantons_MRC_Brome-MissisquoiANG.pdf

1809 - Stanbridge Ridge Guthrie Sornberger Cemeteries - QFHS cemetery binders 11 pages (1809-1981) - BAnQ book of burials #1454 (1809-1981) - compilers: MHSA

1830's - Stanbridge Ridge Corey Cemetery - Was first established at Stanbridge Station. In 1995 the cemetery was moved to Ridge Cemetery in Stanbridge East - QFHS cemetery binders - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch

1842 – Stanbridge Ridge Baptist Church (Ridge Stone Church) - Rev. Frederick Bosworth, presiding in 1842, Rev. Francis Hersey, presiding in 1843, Rev. Abraham Bedell, presiding from 1857 to 1864 - source: Phyllis Hamilton - BAnQ films (1842-1849 & 1850-1864 & 1859-1873 & 1874-1879 & 1842-1850) - Drouin-Pépin (1842-1850) - QFHS (1842-1850) - Ancestry.ca (1842-1850) - BAnQ books #929-3714 & #978--2-923774 (1842-1850) - QFHS book of parish registers REF #GS-153.4 (1844-1899 under Dunham, Potton, Stanbridge East, St. Armand, St. Armand East, Sutton) 100 plus pages by 10 names per page - compiler: Jessie Wentworth Chayer - QFHS film (1842-1853) - MHSA film #1(1842-1849 & 1850-1864 & 1859-1873 & 1874-1879)

Stanbridge Station 
A small village which still exist to this day located between Stanbridge East and Bedford, about 2 miles west of the latter
1830's - Stanbridge Ridge Corey Cemetery - First organized in the 1830's in Stanbridge Station - In 1995, the Corey Cemetery was relocated to the Ridge Cemetery in Stanbridge East - QFHS cemetery binders - compiler: Brenda Wilson Birch


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