St. Bartholomew Anglican Cemetery in Bourg Louis 

                                                                                                                    
 

        The Church of St. Bartholomew was built in 1840 during the ministry of the Rev. William Wait,  who was a travelling missionary at that time.  It was consecrated by Bishop Mountain in1852. At one time this historic church and cemetery stood seemingly divorced from civilization in wooded surroundings.  It has served the early settlers of this district and their descendants for the last 140 years.  Many names which appeared in the Church registers in the 1840's are still to be found on the parish list in 1985, for example, Gray, Edgley, Smith, Pyle, Livingstone and many others.
 

        The original church, which still stands, is in a very good state of repair due to the continued effort of the members of the congregation and a Ladies Guild, though the number is decreasing, but at the present time we have approximately 25 families contributing to the church. Only a small part of the congregation of slightly over five souls live in the immediate vicinity of the Church. The larger portion now resides in Chute Panet, St. Raymond, St. Basile and Cap Sante.  
     

        Of special interest within the Church are the Memorial windows above the altar and the fireplace at the back of the church beside the organ.  The window was given by St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, in memory of two priests, the Rev. C. Roberts and the Rev. F. J. Cookesley, who were sent from the College to minister to the settlers in the new land. You will see their names on the windows above the altar. The first came to Bourg Louis, and Rev. Cookesley went to Labrador, and later succeeded Mr. Roberts here.  The presence of the fireplace at the back of the church is probably unique in our Diocese. We assume that the English settlers were not aware of the severity of the Canadian winters when they hoped to heat the building in this manner. Today, it is heated with an oil furnace.
 

         If one looks very carefully, the crumbling foundation of the old rectory can be found on the opposite side of the highway. For some years, here, in the midst of a thriving farming community, a school was attached to the rectory and classes were conducted by the resident clergyman. Students from the district, as well as from the Quebec City area were in attendance, and many are still surviving who remember coming out here to the rectory for a vacation and enjoy the country.
 

        More than 45 years ago, this church and congregation ceased to have a resident clergyman due to the decreasing English population. Many years ago, regular ministrations were conducted by the clergyman of Portneuf, but at the present time this Church is being ministered by a clergyman from Valcartier.

 

From a Historic Sketch written by Freda Gray Roberge 1985

    Transcribed 1995, by D. Clark McIntosh

 

*Note: Please scroll to the right to see the entire table

Name Birth date  Birthplace Death date Comments Spouse 1 Sp Birth 1 Sp Death 1 Sp Death 2 Sp Birth 2 Sp Death 2 Child 1 Child 2 Child 3 Child 4 Birthplace 2
                             
Tomlinson, Herbert 1894   1967   Hewitt, Florence 1901 Jun 05 1982 Aug 18                
Dean, William 1821   1901 May He was about 80, and she was abt. 79 Smith, Mary Ann 1826 1905 Sep 24                
Gray, William 1826   1891 Apr 26   Tumbilson, Isabella 1838 1922 Mar 18       Agnes b. 1877  d. Dec 1, 1906        
Smith, Charles J. 1880   1940 May 13   Walsh, Olive D. 1883 1923 Jan 14 Jewell, Susan 1890 Aug 21 1967 Nov 13          
Smith, William John 1876 Mar 4   1952 Jan 9   None                    
Smith, Walter 1904   1975   Bisson, Stella 1903                  
Garvin, James 1855 Apr   1915 Feb 7   Gray, Eliza 1858 1934 Feb 17                
Davidson, John Henry 1879   1918 Oct 13               Clifford Russell died May 18, 1908 (11months)        
Davidson, Margaret Alice 1869 Jun 1   1950 Apr 19                        
Davidson, Grace 1844 Oct 6   1929 Dec 19 Maybe mother of William T. Davidson                      
Davidson, William T. 1883   1937 Sep 1 54 when died McElrea, Ida Mabel 1885 Jun 9 1964 Jun 10                
Beebe, George 1907   1987   Livingstone, Pearl 1909 1981                
Smith, Ernest 1888   1978   Livingstone, Gertrude 1898 1979                
Davidson, Robert J.     1952 Dec 31   McCorkell, Janie   1949 Aug 19                
Livingston, Frank 1903 Jul 18   1960 Jan 5 Buried with parents plot Houde, Blanche                    
Livingstone, John 1855   1934 Jan 15   Davidson, Margaret 1868 1921 Mar 9       Ida  b. 1893  d. Jun 19, 1928 (35) Mable Ellen  b. Sep 23, 1895  d. Aug 18, 1941 Florence  b. Jul 30, 1900  d. Feb 4, 1949 Frank - see him by himself  
Dean, W. H. 1865   1946 Aug 3 He was 81? she was 82 Darbyson, Eliza 1860 1942 Feb 2                
Robertson, Frederick William 1886   1970   Pyle, Mary Edith 1894 1970                
Pyle, Fred 1896 Dec 18   1974 Aug 27   Mable 1894 Jan 21 1976 Apr 5                
Smith, Coleman David 1874 Nov 8   1946 Apr 26   Davidson, Mary Jane 1874 Mar 8 1952 Jan 5                
Smith, Arthur 1902 Sep 2   1986 Jan 23   Journeau, Edith 1903 Sep 11 1964 Jan 4       Leonard  b. Dec 29, 1929  d. Sep 4, 1931 Douglas  b. Nov 23, 1932  d. Nov 23, 1932      
Gray, William E. 1890   1935 Apr 27 He was 45 when died Journeau, Eliza                    
Leroy, Philip         Smith, Ruth 1917 1976                
Robertson, Harold 1913   1983   Jones, Florence                    
Hewitt, Private George 1900   1947 Private in Vets guard of Canada, C.A. None                    
Livingston, William     1897 Jun 4   None           William James Eliza Matilda Irenne  
Garvin, Gertrude 1891   1957 Buried near sister Violet Ruth Garvin                      
Mooney, Robert         Garvin, Violet Ruth 1885 Oct 20 1942 Aug 5                
Hewitt, Florence Tomlinson 1901 Jun 5   1982 Aug 18   Tomlinson, Herbert 1894 1967                
Augustin, Yvonne 1894   1979                        
Surmulet, Georgette, E.     1936 Nov 20                        
Mooney, Henry 1866 Jan   1933 Sep 10   Smith, Elizabeth 1874 1943 Jan 12       Priscilla Garvin  b. Jul 1893  d. Apr 17, 1933        
Livingston, Tommy 1901   1978   Mooney, Florence 1897 1970                
Pyle, Albert 1904   1992   Garvin, Florence 1914                  
Panet, Edward Antill 1820 Jul   1883 Jan 12   None                    
Panet, Bernard Antoine 1777   1854 Jul 1 Seigneur of Bourg Louis, she's buried at Mt Hermon Harriet 1777 1849 Jul 14                
Woods, Alexander     August He was 63 when died on Aug 4, year unknown. Livingston, Margaret                    
Price, Frederik J.     1868 Apr 15 He may have died in 1865. Price, Mary A.   1857 Oct 1                
Dean, Alexander 1865   1907 Mar 8   Mulcahy, Bridget                    
Mooney, Thomas     1923 Feb 28   Grey Claudia 1843 1916 Mar 30                
Pyle, Robert John 1890 Jul 24   1956 Oct 10   Morrow, Priscilla J. 1899 Jun 1935 Oct 29                
Pyle, Henry 1858 Jan 6   1943 Apr 12 Mary was 66 yrs and 4 months old when died. Proctor, Mary 1861 Aug 1927 Dec 1       Robert John  b. Jul 24, 1890  d. Oct 10, 1956        
Nelson, Frederik W. 1884   1902 Jan 6 He was 18 when he died None                    
Mooney, Henry 1833   1909   None                    
Edgley, G.     1943 Jul 13   Martha   1933 Feb 13       Charles A.  1927 - 1931 Lenard C.  died Sep 2, 1928 (4months) Baby 1932 Baby 1933  
Dean, Thomas 1884   1908 Jul 5   Poulin, Rosanna           Helen died at aged 7 weeks William Alexander died at 6 weeks Walter Thomas died at 9 months.    
Edgley, William 1899 May 9   1978 May 23   Gilpin, Lillie 1906 Aug 25                  
Roberge, Germain 1920   1993 Dec 3 He was a soldier in the Regt De La Chaudiere Gray, Freda                    
Aiken, Joseph       Joe is still alive in 1996 Beckett, Dorothy 1920 1980                
Beckett, Herbert 1895   1923   Tomlinson, Emily 1887 1962                
Hervey, James       Mary and her son both drowned at sea Macpherson, Mary   1896 Jul 2       George drowned on July 2, 1896.        
Sissons, Robert         Henderson, Eliza   1885 Jun 19       Thomas  b. 1876  d. Sep 2, 1882 (6)        
Gray, Robert       No other information on tombstone None                    
Hewton, William 1866 Jul 31   1880 Sep 18   None                    
Hewton, James 1829   1907 Dec 6 Not sure if Mary died in 1917 or baby Robert. Rezin, Mary   1917 Nov 13       Robert infant son died at 13 months old        
Gray, John 1851   1933 Dec 2   Livingstone, Rachel 1853 1937 Dec 7                
Gray, Franklin John Jr. 1911 Sep 17   1937 Apr 3 Son of Frank Sr. and Mabelle                      
Gray, Franklin John     1918 Feb 3 Son of John & Rachel Gray Wilkins, Mabelle A. 1875 1947                
Turner, William 1871   1908 Dec 23   None                    
Turner, John B. 1875 Dec   1923 Apr   None                    
Turner, William         Turner, Ethel B. 1880 1966                
Turner, Charles 1818   1902 May 3   None                    
Davidson, William 1832 Feb 29   1905 Jun 23   Rezin, Ellen 1838 1922 Mar 31                
Smith, Charles J. 1853   1936   Livingstone, Margaret 1851 1922 May 19                
Smith, Matthew J. 1849   1912 Feb 24   Johnston, Mary 1843 1911 Sep 4                
Smith, Matthew J.     1892 Pioneers Murphy, Elizabeth   1900                
Knox, Sarah 1822   1892 Mar 12 buried with Thos. Herbert Davidson                     Ireland
Davidson, Joseph       Only infant child buried here, not parents Mary           Thomas Herbert 1885 June at 1 year old.        
Lawson, Mary 1811 ?   1891 Aug 16 Buried with sister - think she died in 1871-91                      
Hewton, Robert 1804   1863 Jun 21 William below a brother as 60 when died. Woods, Elleanor 1807 1888 May 31       William Hewton:  died 1851 Dec 7 (60yrs)        
Johnston, John       He is not buried here Hewton, Mary Jane 1845 1887 Jun 2                
Hewton, Robert 1833 Jun 1   1905 May 23   None                    
Johnston, James A. 1876 Apr   1919 Nov 13   MacMillan, Kate Ann   1944                
Johnston, James Eveard 1909   1974   None                    
Gray, Fred 1887   1974   Johnston, Evelyn 1902 1990                
McComb, Thomas 1859   1920 Apr 20   Johnston, Mary J. 1868 1911 Jun 2                
Smith, Ruby E. M. 1910 Jul 5   1911 Apr 26 Daughter of M.J. and E.E. Smith                      
Tomlinson, Clifford H. 1899 Dec 27   1952 Oct 8   Mildred J. 1904 Mar 2 1963 Dec 22                
Smith, William J. 1876   1952   Maria 1880 1950                
McComb, Thomas     1862 Pioneers Carmichael, Elizabeth   1887                
Garvin, William A. 1887   1971   Shanahan, Lily                    
Allcorn, Alfred William 1915 Nov 26   1992 Feb 25 Private R,C.A.S.C Edgley, Beatrice 1937 Apr 2                 Bourg Louis, Quebec
Gray, James 1836   1897 No spouse mentioned. None           Mary McCorkell Gray  1870 - 1898 Wilfred Andrew Gray  1896 - 1897 William Gray  1859 - 1886    
Proctor, James B. 1858   1892 Jan 2 Son of John and Margaret Young Proctor, Catherine 1867 1951                
Smith, Hugh       Hugh and wife Elizabeth not buried here Elizabeth           Mary Elizabeth  b. 1883 Oct   d. 1884 Nov 14        
Smith, John 1845 Mar   1883 Aug 10 No spouse indicated Eliza Ann           Alexander died at 9 yrs and 5 mo old. - brother Florence Maud  d. Oct 25, 1883 (1yr and 3 mos)      
Smith, David 1850 Nov   1904 Jul 17 He was 53 yrs and 9 mo old Livingstone, Martha Jane 1846 1916 Jan 10                
Gilpin, Clarence 1912   1928 Sep 16 I think the tombstone read he was 16 or 76 yrs old None                    
Gilpin, Joseph         Smith, Mary J. 1877 Nov 9 1952 Mar 7                
Henderson, James 1869   1939   Middlebrook, Charlotte 1873 1956       Laura Delisle  1905-1953 Emmett  1909 - 1974      
Henderson, John 1855   1941   Williamson, Phoebe 1859 1935                
Henderson, Robert 1881   1945   Thompson, Ada M. 1891 Jul 1934 Sep 27                
Tomlinson, Thomas 1858   1945 Headstone reads "Tomlins" Matilda 1863 1933                
Bonnaillie, John       Only Matilda buried here. Bonnaillie, Matilda 1867 Apr 3 1924 Ap 3                
Smith, Jacob 1843 Apr 22   1910 Feb 18   Davidson, Sarah E. 1850 Jun 17 1893       Alexander John b. 1873 Jul 26 d. 1879 May 4 Alice Mary Harmina 1880 Dec 21 to 1905 Mar 11      
St-Pierre       Buried with father George Sissons not husband Sissons, Jane Olive Edna 1900 Jun 17 1990 Jan 22               Bourg Louis, Quebec
McElrea, Margaret 1855   1885 Aug 14 Only 30 years when she died                     Bourg Louis, Quebec
Livingstone, James 1864   1950   Morrow, Mary Jane 1866 1948                
McElrea, Ethel Barbara 1876   1965                       Bourg Louis, Quebec
Morrow, William       Mary Ann died at only 34 years of age. Clark, Mary Ann 1869 1903 Feb 16       Preiscilla  b. Jan 31, 1903  d. Mar 14, 1903       Riviere Aux Pins, Quebec
McCorkell, Catherine 1864   1910 May 27 46 years old when Catherine died.             Olive E. d. 1899 Feb 12th aged 1 year Catherine G.G. d. 1902 Aug 20, aged 5 months George Irvine d. 1891 Apr 22, aged 8 months Victor A.I. d. 1917 Aug 29 aged 21yrs & 4 mo.  
Sissons, Thomas 1824   1905 May 25 I believe he was born in England. Gilkison, Jane 1822 1905 May 10                
Pyle, James H. 1898 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1980   Smith, Gladys B. 1906 1993               Bourg Louis, Quebec
Pyle, Frank 1902 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1990   Henderson, Amy 1912 1971               Bourg Louis, Quebec
McElrea, Herbert 1883 Jan 1 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1956 Mar 9   Davidson, Rachel B. 1887 1914 Feb 24                
Edgeley, George A. 1904 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1968 Son Albert G. and his wife Violet share plot Henderson, Charlotte, E. 1907 1975       Margaret Martha  b. 1935        
Edgeley, Albert George 1926 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1977   Cocks, Violet 1919                  
Edgeley, Walter 1906 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1969   None                    
Edgeley, Joseph 1897 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1983   Gilpin, Elsie 1904 Aug 7 1993 Dec 18       L. Edgeley  born 1927 died same day        
Sissons, George 1864 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1955 Jul 16 91 years old when he died None           Jane Olive Edna Sissons St-Pierre        
McElrea, Robert 1849 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1908 Jun 19 He died when he was 59 yrs and 6 months Ingham, Catherine 1844 1925 Oct 9                
McElrea, William 1874 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1952 May 19 He was 78 years old when he died. None                    
Livingstone, William (Willie) 1903 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1975   MacAulay, Hilda 1908                  
Sissons, Robert   Bourg Louis, Quebec 1885 Jun 19 Only Eliza and their son Thomas buried here. Henderson, Eliza   1885 Jun 19       Sissons, Thomas d. 1882 Sep 2, 6 yrs old        
Gilpin, Lomas 1901 Mar 6 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1990 Oct 12 Gladys was 79 years and 3 months Edgley, Gladys 1902 Jan 9 1981 Apr 27               Bourg Louis, Quebec
Clark, Edgar Thames 1892 Mar 28 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1980 Jun 24   Brewer, Doris Maud 1905 1988                
Gilpin, Errington 1936 Jul 26 Bourg Louis, Quebec 1972 Sep 24 Son of Austin and Ethel None                    
Davidson, David 1824 Ireland 1905 Jan   None                    
Davidson, William 1832 Ireland 1867 Sep Only 35 when he died None                    
Davidson, James 1811 Ireland 1883 Jan 3 Margaret's sister Mary also buried here. Lawson, Margaret 1807 1889 Jan 9                
McCorkell, Andrew 1834 Aug Ireland 1908 Apr 9 She may have been born in 1825, dying in 1869 Davidson, Catherine 1839 1883 Apr 11                
Proctor, John 1820 Ireland 1911 Jul 21   Young, Margaret 1826 1901 Jul 18       Emeline  1865 - 1920 Margaret  1859 - 1932     Ireland
Gilpin, Austin 1902 Sep 28 Portneuf, Quebec 1978 Oct 25   Livingstone, Ethel 1900 Feb 5 1985 Jun 12               Bourg Louis, Quebec
Duplain, John 1830 Aug 20 Quebec City, Quebec 1909 Jun 9   Reinhardt, Mary                    
Clark, Curtis 1853 Mar 1 Riviere Aux Pins, Quebec 1938 Dec 5   Sissons, Jane 1854 Jun 17 1935 May 29               Bourg Louis, Quebec
Smith, Hugh 1824 Scotland 1890 Feb 23 Came from Galeowanshire, Scotland.             Mary Jane Alexander Charles Ann  
McElrea, William 1812 Tyrone, Ireland 1896 Apr 1 Died in his 84 year.  Lived in BL for 50 yrs. Borland, Mary 1817 1900 Apr 30               Tyrone, Ireland

 

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