The Cathedral Church of St. James (Anglican), Toronto: Marriages 1800-1908


A transcription of the marriage registers
By Toronto Branch OGS, published 1991
8.5 by 11 inches, 660 pages, Downloadable PDF

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This is a transcription of the marriage registers from the Cathedral Church of St. James, the first Anglican church in the Town of York, now Toronto. It is located on the northeast corner of Church St. and King St. In the early years of settlement of Toronto and the surrounding area, clergy from other denominations were scarce, which meant the Anglican clergy of St. James performed rites not only for adherents of the Church of England in Toronto, but also for people who were not Anglicans and who may have lived in the surrounding townships.

Many people came to Toronto and may have married before settling in outlying districts. Clergy may also have performed marriages in other locations and submitted them for entry into the St. James registers.

The transcription includes the records of more than 6,000 marriages. The publication includes a chronology of the church and clergy, and a consolidated index to brides, grooms, and witnesses.