Thursday, April 14, 2011

St. John's Anglican Cemetery, (Gore) Brampton

Corner Stone of St. John's Anglican Church
Cairn made from the bricks of the church building

Cemetery view from church site

Head stones of  John & Ann Erwin
and their hired man William Palmlaw

St. John's Anglican Cemetery, aka Erwin's was established on land donated by John Erwin in 1844.  It is located on the west side of the Gore Road, south of Castlemore Road in Brampton. The original church site was at the center of the burial ground, probably built in 1845. The second church made of brick est. 1888 was situated more the north of the property where the present day cairn is located. 

It is said that John Erwin had a falling out with the church wardens and after his death in 1852 he was buried 100 yards outside of the church yard, along with his with his wife Ann who died in 1862 and their hired man William Palmlaw who died in 1858.  This decision was later regretted and all three burials were removed and brought into the cemetery, no date given as to when this happened.  The church was demolished sometime after 1989 as it was still on site during the last transcription of the cemetery.

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