West Gwillimbury

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Auld Kirk Plaque

The historical plaque in front of the Auld Kirk commemorating the Selkirk Settlers who moved to West Gwillimbury and helped build this church.

Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board

Auld Kirk with garage

The Auld Kirk Church is located on the south half of Lot 8 on Concession 6 of West Gwillimbury. In 1819, a group of Scottish and Irish settlers arrived in Upper Canada, and developed the area known today as the "Scotch Settlement". After the initial goal of building homes to fulfill the stipulation of the land grants, their thoughts turned toward building a church and school to educate their children. In 1822, land was obtained from John Faris, an Irish farmer, for a graveyard. In 1823, a log church was built on the land, and it also served as a school house during the winter months. This building, which was later moved to a different location, was the first school and church in Simcoe County. The congregation first met On January 6, 1822. James Sutherland, a settler, was authorized by the Church of Scotland to conduct baptisms and marriages until there was a settled minister. The first settled pastor was not until 1831. In 1832, they decided to send for a minister from the Established Church of Scotland, which resulted in a split in the congregation, and a new Church being formed in Bond Head. The remaining congregation stayed true to the belief's of the Church of Scotland, and the church never had an organ, and only Psalms were sang, not wrtten hymns. All of the sermons were long and in Gaelic, and were interpreted. In 1869, the present church was built costing $1000 to the congregation. Due to dwindling numbers, the church was closed in 1885. A new roof was put on in 1912, and in 1929, shutters were put on the church and the doors repaired. A fence was also put around the cemetery, and the driving shed was moved to a local farm where it still exists today. Another restoration of the church was done in 1958, when a new roof was put on, the windows were put back in, new steps were built, it was painted inside and out, and the floor was jacked up. Two plaques were dedicated in 1958. One was unveiled by Henry McKay in honour of his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. James McKay, some of the first settlers. The other was unveiled by Angus Campbell, for the Ontario Government's recognition of the Selkirk Settlers.

Auxiliary OPP badge

Fabric badge for the Auxiliary OPP detachment, attached to the Walter Reeves badge collection. The Auxiliary OPP Force came into practice in 1960, after Walter had died, so it could have been acquired as a memento to his work.

Bill Marks

Bannerman, George & Rachel Clement

Event Date : Wednesday, November 18, 1908
Event Type : Marriage

Description : Mrs. Rachel M. Clement, to George Bannerman, of West Gwillimbury.The wedding took place at the residence of the bride, Bradford. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C.H. Cooke, B.A.

Bradford Witness

Bannerman, Rachel M. obituary

Event Date : Tuesday, January 31, 1933
Event Type : Death

Description : Died in the home of Ms. Hayes at the age of 87. Daughter of the late Allan Howard. Is buried in the Newmarket cemetery.

Bradford Witness

Bantam, Marie Moriarty obituary

Event Date : Tuesday, April 04, 1972
Event Type : Death

Description : Died at her home, Bradford. Beloved wife of Gordon Bantam. Dear mother of Colleen, loving daughter of Norbert and Gertrude Moriarty, sister of Bill of Bradford, Louis, Barrie, Irene, Bradford, Mary (Mrs. Charles Ham), King City, Constance (Mrs. Donald McLean), Elmvale, and Margaret (Mrs. Bill Patton), Gilford. Sister-in-law of Helen Bantam of Bradford. Rested at the Lewis Funeral Home, 30 Simcoe St., Bradford. Requiem high mass was held in the Church of the Holy Martyrs of Japan Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment McGann's Cemetery, Bradford.

Bradford Witness

Bantam, Sarah Jeanne Ingram obituary

Event Date : Thursday, December 17, 1959
Event Type : Death

Description : At Bradford. Wife of the late Frank Bantam. Mother of Helen and Gordon. Rested at the Lathangue-Kilkenny Funeral Home. Service in Trinity Anglican Church. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Bradford Witness

Banting farmhouse

This is a photo of a farm at the North West corner of highway 27 and Beeton Road. On the left hand side of the picture stand two hired men. Edith Stewart (nee Banting), Jane Banting (nee McDermott), Bertha Banting and Annie Agnew (nee Banting), with Charles Large Banting on the left hand side of the group.

Karol Joyce

Banting House

Grandpa and Grandma Banting’s house in Bradford. Referring to Charles and Jane Banting (nee McDermott). Those sitting on the porch is Effie Banting, Edith Banting, Jane Banting and baby Marjorie Wilson.

Karol Joyce

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