Registers: 1785-1928.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LCR .N6G4S9R4
Category: Church
Creator: Parish of St. George's (Sydney, Nova Scotia: Anglican).
Description: 2 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
            The first Rector of the Parish of St. George's was a Loyalist and missionary of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, Ranna Cossit (1744-1815).  He arrived in Sydney in 1786 and soon erected a parsonage.  In 1791 the Parish of Saint George was created. Work on St. George's Church was begun in 1787 and completed by 1805.
            Reel 1 contains a general return of marriages, births and deaths for the Parish of St. George's, 1785-1827.

Reel 2 has two separate sections: Book A includes lists of marriages, published banns, baptisms, confirmations, communicants, burials, church wardens, and even detailed collection and expenditure records, 1785-1813. The registers and records in this part of the reel are not arranged in any consistent chronological order. The remainder of the second reel is organized as follows: baptisms, 1813-1837, 1828-1849, 1852-1929; marriages, 1813-1853, 1853-1928; and burials, 1813-1883, 1878-1923.
Originals: The original records are held by St. George's Anglican Church, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Archival Ref. No.: PANS MG 4, No. 147, NAC reel C-3026.
Finding Aids:
            A Microfilm Shelf List is available in print.
Electronic Finding Aid Record: Parish of St. George's Sydney, Nova Scotia, Anglican Shelf List.pdf

Related material: Researchers may also wish to consult: Reverend Ranna Cossit Personal Papers, 1785-1810; and Rev. Ranna Cossit Letter Book, 1785-1789.

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