Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Rev. James White[1]

Male Cal 1815 - 1893  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name James White 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born CALC 24 Nov 1815  Rook Lodge, Ballyroan, Queens Co., Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Minister 
    Residence 1891  Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Methodist 
    Eby ID Number 00092-5295.2 
    Died 17 Mar 1893 
    Buried New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I312069  Generations
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 

    Family Mary Bradley,   b. 1811, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1910  (Age 99 years) 
    Children 
     1. Isabella White,   b. 11 Oct 1844, Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1933  (Age 88 years)
     2. James Samuel White,   b. 1850,   d. 3 Jul 1873  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F241177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • St. Luke's United Church

      Meetings began in homes with the arrival of a Methodist New Connexion missionary in 1837. In 1844 New Hope (formerly Bergeytown) was on the Trafalgar Circuit and was ministered to by the Rev. W. Bothwell and two local preachers. Land was donated in 1849 by David Rife Sr. for a stone church called the New Hope Chapel which was located on Queen Street at Hungerford Road. This Chapel was constructed jointly by the New Connexion Methodists and the Evangelicals, who were to build their own church in 1863. In 1851 the congregation was on the Nassagaweya Circuit. Membership continued to grow with the resultant formation in 1858 of a new circuit, the New Hope Circuit. The name of New Hope was changed to Hespeler in the same year with the subsequent renaming of the circuit to the Hespeler Circuit. Early pastors were Revs. James Bell (1858), James Hall (1859-1860), James White (1861-1863), Elias Williams (1864-1866) and James Hill (1867-1870).

      In 1874 at the 46th Annual Conference of the Methodist New Connexion Church it was reported that the Hespeler Circuit, which was described as being a Mission of Galt, in the Guelph District, had 4 Chapels, 1 parsonage, 1 Circuit preacher, 2 local preachers, 2 Sunday Schools and a congregation totalling 580 individuals. In the same year, 1874, the Wesleyan Methodists and the New Connexion Methodists united to form the Methodist Church in Canada.

      Hespeler became a single charge c.1892 when the Rev. Dr. George H. Cornish was the minister, and from that date the church was considered to be self-supporting. Union with the Congregationals and some Presbyterian congregations resulted in the formation of the United Church of Canada on June 10, 1925; the Hespeler Methodist Church became known then as Hespeler United Church.

      The 1849 stone church was torn down in 1868 to make way for a newer, larger stone church which was to remain the place of worship until 1961 when a new church was built on Franklin Boulevard. The final service was conducted in the old stone Hespeler United Church on October 8, 1961, and dedication of the new St. Luke's United Church was held a week later on October 15, 1961. The congregation celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 1987.

      Waterloo County Churches A Research Guide To Churches Established Before 1900 By Rosemary Ambrose

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 184.

    2. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      George W Rife Born: Hespeler Age: 25 Father: David Rife Mother: Mary Rife Born: abt 1846 Spouse: Isabella White Age: 24 born: Toronto Father: James White Mother: Mary White married 31 Aug 1871

    3. [S2208] Census - ON, Waterloo, Hespeler - 1891, Section 1 Page 56.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - CALC 24 Nov 1815 - Rook Lodge, Ballyroan, Queens Co., Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Minister - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Methodist - 1891 - Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - New Hope Cemetery, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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