Kingston's Lower Burial Ground

Ontario's Oldest Anglican Cemetery: Kingston's Buried Treasure

About the Burial Ground

Kingston's Lower Burial Ground was laid out in 1783 by Royal Engineers in anticipation of the arrival of Loyalists at Cataraqui after the American Revolution. Many early citizens of Kingston are buried here, including prominent residents, black slaves brought by the Loyalists, sailors of the Lakes and American prisoners of the War of 1812.Learn More

Burials

We have compiled a "database" of burials in the cemetery, including names, dates of birth and death, monument inscriptions and photographs, as well as additional information (where present). The website is searchable and an alphabetical listing by surname is provided as well.Learn More

Preserving the Monuments

Alex Gabov of the firm CSMO used Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to photograph the burial markers. RTI is a newer imaging technique that creates virtual three-dimensional digital surrogates that are controlled interactively. Each gravestone was prepared for imaging, measured, described, and documented. After processing, the resulting photos revealed engravings on the gravestones in remarkable detail. Learn More

St. Paul's Anglican Church

St. Paul’s Church opened on St. Paul’s Day, 26 January 1847. A fire in 1854 left only the walls standing, but with re-building, the church re-opened in 1856. St. Paul's has continued to transform over the years and continues today as an active Anglican church in the urban core of Kingston.Learn More

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