Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chamberlain Parish Cemetery, Nobleton

Chamberlain Parish Cemetery

Grave of John Chamberlain Native of England

Discarded Headstones

Chamberlain Parish Cemetery, aka Chamberlain Burying Ground/Brooks Cemetery, is located on the west side of the 10th Concession Rd, north of King Rd., in Nobleton.  It was established circa 1847, and abandoned in 1891. The was no church associated with this cemetery.

The Chamberlain Farm was located adjacent to the cemetery, along with a school building.  The land was donated for a burial ground by John Chamberlain.

There are only two monuments left standing, one for John Chamberlain d.1891 and another for two members of the Brooks Family circa 1890's which appears to have been recently placed by their descendants.

A  number of broken head stones are laying under a tree in the center of the grounds.  Most of the names are no longer legible, but the name Brooks does appear on a couple of them.  It appears that the names of Chamberlain and Brooks are the predominate names in this cemetery, probably related through marriage.

Another name associated with this cemetery is that of Murray, but unfortunately no head stones with that name on can be found.

The cemetery is maintained by the Township of King.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your work on this blog. I am a Chamberlain cousin through George's marriage to Sophronia Jane Kennedy. The Kennedys were one of the founding families of Aurora.

    Lynda, Richmond Hill