Muskoka District, Draper Township

St. Paul's Anglican Church and Cemetery

Front side of church
Another view of the church
Location Peterson Lake Road in the village of Uffington
Status No Longer In Use
Oldest Known Interment 1889
Most Recent Interment 1897
Maps Draper Township
Directions Travel along Highway 11 to Highway 118, 9 km north of Gravenhurst or 6 km south of Bracebridge, Taylor Road. Turn east onto Highway 118 and travel 9 km to Uffington Road. Turn south onto Uffington Road and travel to Peterson Road, the village centre. Turn right, west, onto Peterson Road until you see the church on the north side of the road.

This is one of three cemeteries in the village of Uffington. The church is still in use but the cemetery on the church property is not. Do confuse this cemetery with St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery, which is located south of the village along Uffington Road.

The following transcription and observation was taken from "These Our Ancestors Were", during the early 1970's.

The Church was established and built as a community project on Allen property, by the early settlers of Uffington in 1870. Bryan Allen's great grandfather was one of these. The inscription on the Baptismal fount reads, "Presented by St. Jude's to the S. School - 1887 of Brantford, Ontario". The Church is well kept but unfortunately the area to the west side of the Church where there are three tombstones still standing is a mass of tangled briar bushes etc. To the east of the Church is as area about one half acre in size where the tall swale grass hides many graves with no markers.

Disclaimer! The following interments was taken from the book, "These Our Ancestors Were" which was printed in 1974. There are several errors in the book and does not show any burials after 1974. The following listing is only as accurate as the printed book and has not been updated since 1974.

James Kirkpatrick
Died March 14th. 1893
Age 70 years
A native of Donegal, Ireland

David M.
Son of James Kirkpatrick
Died May 13th. 1889
Age 9 months. 12 days
Mary Ann
Wife of Henry Newsome
Died June 15th. 1891
Age 77 years
Mathew Patterson
Died July 30th
Age 63 years

Son of Mathew Patterson
Died February 4th, 1894
Age 2 years
Andrew E.
Died November 9th, 1897
Age 28 years, 10 months, 11 days
St. Paul's Anglican Cemetery

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