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Rev. George Cuthbertson
Male 1828 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Prefix  Rev. 
    Birth  1828  , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    minister 
    Occupation  1860  Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    minister 
    Occupation  1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Minister 
    Religion  1861  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Free Church 
    Occupation  1866  St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    minister 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-273509 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I273509  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  George Cuthbertson,   b. 1794, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1866, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Jean Armour,   b. 1797, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire Co., Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1877, Wyoming, Lambton Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F248968  Group Sheet

    Family  Maring,   b. 1829, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Agnes Cuthbertson,   b. 1857, , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Cuthbertson,   b. 15 Mar 1860, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cuthbertson,   b. 23 Dec 1861, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F232793  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Session Records of Chalmers Church, Winterbourne, or rather Woolwich, as it was first called, give very little information of interest to us, being mostly statements of times of holding the Communion Services. We glean a few things from them: The Rev. George Cuthbertson, a graduate of Knox College, Toronto, was called, ordained and inducted into the charge of Chalmers' Church, Woolwich, in October of 1857, but no record is given of the event in the Session Records. A new book had been purchased and date entered Oct. 1st, 1857, and a few pages left blank, probably for such an entry to be made but they remain blank and the first entry is Dec. 31st, 1857, and from the entry of Jan. 29th, 1858, we learn the members of Session were (William) Gerrie, (William) Mitchell, (John) Burnett, and (John) Glennie, along with the Moderator, Rev. George Cuthbertson. On 30th Sept, 1859, there was brought before the Session the movement for the union of the Free Church and the United Presbyterian Churches. Some objection was taken to the basis of union by the Session. Aug. 6th, 1860, Mr. John Burnett ceases to be an elder of the church.1a

      1aA Few Notes on the Early History of Chalmers' Church, Winterbourne" by Rev. A. M. Hamilton, M. A.

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      Winterbourne Free Presbyterian Chalmers Presbyterian Church

      Begun: 1844
      The congregation's history is mingled with that of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Winterbourne. Early services, begun c.1837, were for all Presbyterians. However, there was a split in the Presbyterian Church in 1844 which resulted in congregations belonging to the Presbyterian Church of Canada in Connection with the Church of Scotland and others belonging to the Free (Presbyterian) Church of Canada. The local congregation also split with the result that a new congregation of Free Church members was formed, to be called eventually Chalmers Presbyterian Church. These members were barred immediately from use of their former place of worship.
      The Free Church congregation therefore held services in the stone schoolhouse; as of 1847 a regular summer supply of student preachers was sent to the area by Knox College. In 1848 the congregation built their own frame church which was located behind the present Chalmers church. The first entry in Chalmers Session Book was dated December 31, 1857. Rev. George Cuthbertson had been ordained and inducted into Chalmers on October 7, 1857 and was to remain until March 5, 1862. He was followed by Revs. W.S. Ball (1863-1864), Edward Graham (1864-1869), and Hugh Thompson. In 1861 the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Presbyterian Church joined to form the Canada Presbyterian Church. On January 23, 1865 the church was referred to as Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Winterbourne, for the first time. The present church building was erected in 1870.
      The Union of all Presbyterian churches in Canada occurred in 1875. On May 1, 1876 St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church joined with Chalmers. The Rev. Alexander M. Hamilton began a ministry to the combined congregations on May 22, 1877, a ministry which was to last for 40 years. The 100th Anniversary of the church building was celebrated on November 22, 19702a
      2a
      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose




  • Sources 
    1. [S915] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1861, Township of Woolwich 1861 Div. 7 Page 67.

    2. [S20] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berlin Telegraph (title varies: Berlin Telegraph, Berlin Daily Telegraph) (1853-1922), 23 Mar 1860.
      Cuthbertson: At Winterbourne, on the 15th inst., the wife of the Rev'd George Cuthbertson, of a son.

    3. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 23 May 1866.
      4 May 1866 At Ayr, aged 72 years. Late of Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, Scotland. He was the father of Rev. George Cuthbertson, St. Thomas, formerly of Winterbourne.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1828 - , Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - - Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1860 - Winterbourne, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Free Church - 1861 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister - 1866 - St. Thomas, Elgin Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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