Transcriptions from the Old Sandy Hill Cemetery (now McDonald Park)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada




NOTE: THE FOLLOWING RECORDS RELATE TO ONLY THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO WERE REMOVED FROM THE SANDY HILL CEMETERY AND WHOSE NAMES 
WERE RECORDED IN THE LIST RECORDED IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA MINUTES. YOU MUST CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL LOCAL PARISH CHURCHES TO FIND OTHER NAMES. 
DO NOT E-MAIL ME ABOUT THIS. I HAVE NO FURTHER INFORMATION.  
... Allan Lewis


March 21, 2005:

Thanks to Wayne Laverdure and Robert Sample for sending in scanned images of the minutes of the
City of Ottawa Council Meeting which listed the names of those persons
buried in the old Sandy Hill Cemetery before 1872. This cemetery (see diagram)
contained sections for Presbyterians, Methodists, Anglicans and Roman Catholics.
Most of the persons interred in this cemetery were moved to the new cemeteries,
Beechwood and Notre Dame, which were in operation by the 1870's.
Source: City of Ottawa Archives, Minutes of Ottawa City Council.

New February 5, 2012:

Thanks to Mr. Jim Stanzell for the following:

Al,
We spoke last Sat re subject. List is in Excel and you may want to edit to suit. 
I wish to emphasize that all data in the appendix to 1911 Ottawa Council Minutes is on this list. Anyone finding a name of interest 
can follow up at Ottawa City Archives where the minute books are located. I believe the Word Doc explains the listing.
It has already been published in Ottawa Branch, OGS publication, The OTTAWA GENEALOGIST  Jul-Sept 2011 issue, the more the merrier
Thanks
Jim Stanzell
OLD SANDY HILL CEMETERIES
This Cemetery no longer exists as such and is presently known as MacDonald Park. It is located between Wurtemburg and Coburg Streets one block north of Rideau St. There were 4 Cemeteries located here, from east to west, Episcopalian [Anglican]; Presbyterian; Wesleyan Methodist and Roman Catholic, each containing about 2 acres. They are detailed on a map in Belden's Carleton Co. Atlas, page 9. The Cemeteries were opened about 1845 and closed to burials 31 Dec 1872. About this time Beechwood and Notre Dame Cemeteries opened. More details can be found in OGS Ottawa Branch News May-July 2007 page 149 - 151 which was extracted from Ottawa Citizen dated 27 June 1925. At present there are two maps known to your scribe from the National Map Collection at LAC. 1. - H31 440/Ottawa 1845 03986. 'Plan of Burial Ground of Christ Church, Bytown 1845' 2. - H31 440/Ottawa 1845 03987. 'Numbers of Burial Lots with Owners Names Fortunately someone had the foresight to transcribe the stones in this cemetery?? and they have been printed in an Annex to Ottawa City Council Minutes of 1911. All data/info is listed in this database. Your scribe will entertain all enquiries and any additional info/data would be appreciated. Above references are not the only ones known at this time. The first Cemetery in Bytown was located south of Barrack Hill [today's Parliament Hill] which is located in present day downtown Ottawa and was referred to as the Barrack Hill Cemetery. Ottawa 23 Feb 2011 Jim Stanzell SURNAME GIVENS STONE ADDITIONAL DATA A. B 57-1 Agnew Eliza 10 d.29 Oct 1845; age 29; bc 1815 Alderman William 63 d 1 Aug 1872; age 35; bc 1837 Alderman Anne 63 w/o William Allen Margaret 35 d. 1866; age 71; bc 1795; relict. Allen Rachel 54 d. 15 Jul 1870; age 15; bc 1855; sister Armstrong Charles Esq. 10 Armstrong Peter 124 d 23 Sept. 1863, Ottawa; b 23 Jun 1800, Maskinonge Armstrong Charles 124 d. 10 Oct. 1848, Bytown; b 24 Apr 1844, Fitzroy Harbour Armstrong Jesse 125 d. 23 Aug 1864; age 23y, 11m, 24d Armstrong Margaret 125 w/o Jesse Armstrong George 125 d 26 Aug 1865; age 8m, 23d; s/o Jesse Baker Annie 56 d. 24 Oct 1851; age 65; bc1786 Baker William 56 h/o Annie Baker; Royal Artillery, Captain Baker George W. Jr. 57 d. 25 May 1853 Bytown; age 28, 9m; bc 1825 Baker John 133 d. 11 Jan 1865, age 65; bc 1800. Baker Fanny 133 d. 11 Dec 1865; age 62; bc 1803. Baker Fanny Cole 57-5 d. 26 Mar 1854; age 4m, at Hamilton Baker George W. 57-5 Father Baker Kate 57-5 Mother Baker Elizab. Brickenden 57-6 d. 15 Sep 1853; age 6m. at Bytown Baker Godfrey 57-6 Father Baker Elizabeth 57-6 Mother Balfour Elizabeth 39 d. 10 Jul 1871; age 59; bc 1812; relict of John Bedard Bawder Elizabeth J. 91 d. 5 May 1860; age 2y, 4m Bayne Margory S. 49 d. 11 Nov. 1857; age 34; bc 1823; w/o Wm. Pollock Bedard John 39 h/o Elizabeth Balfour Bedard Josephine, Vic. Is 39 d. 19 Feb 1854; age 1y, 6d;d/o J. Bedard and Eliz. Balfour Bell Margaret 37 d.18 Oct. 1843; age 43; bc 1800 Bell Margaret Jane 37 grandchild of Margaret Bell Bell James Johnson 37 grandchild of Margaret Bell Bell George 38 h/o Eliza Fenton see No. 40 Biehler Adam 93 Black James 2 h/o Louisa Fitzgibbon Blair Archibald 163 d. 21 Jun 1861; age 29; bc 1832 Co. Antrim, Ireland Blasdell N. S. (Nathaniel ?) 144 h/o Harriet Cobb (Blaisdell) Blasdell George 145 d. 11 May 1834; age 7y, 4m, 11d. Blasdell H. 145 Blasdell N. S. 145 Blasdell Nathaniel 148 d. 12 Nov. 1870, Ottawa; b. 20 Sept. 1801, Shoreham, Vermont, USA Blythe Robert 82 d. 26 Jan 1854; age 66; bc 1788 Kennoway, Ayrshire, Scotland Borbridge Edward 73 d. 6 Jan 1850; age 34; bc 1816 Borthwick Jean Taylor ?? 68 d. 5 Aug 1860; age 2m Borthwick Hugh Jamieson 68 d. 23 Feb. 1861; age 2y, 7m Borthwick Marion 68 Borthwick Hugh 68 lv. New Edinburgh Brasdell Melissa E. 143 d. 14 Mar 1852; b. 15 Mar. 1840; d/o Thos. and Charlotte Br. Brasdell Charlotte 143 Brasdell Thomas M. 143 Bray John Robert 99 d. 9 Jan 1862; age 2y, 8m Bray John 99 Bray Matilda 99 Brown Elizabeth Jane 64 d. 15 Nov. 1851; age 4y Brown Joseph 64 d. 30 Jul 1857; age 20; bc 1831 Brown Thomas 64 Brown Eliza 64 Brownlee Isabella Knox 84 d. 6 Feb 1855; age 27y Brownlee Jesse 85 d. 8 Apr 1862; age 29; bc 1833. w/o Mathew Heron Brunning William 75 d. 28 Nov. 1867; age 57; bc 1810, Weyhaston, Suffolk, England Burgess Thomas 4 d. 28 May 1835; age 38; bc1797; bro/o H.H. ??? Burns Harriet 41 d. 6 Jan. 1867; age 30; bc 1837; w/o Pat. Reddington Burton Maria 12 d. 15 Aug 1869; age 7m, 25d; d/o B&S Burton Burton B 12 w/o S. Burton Burton S. 12 1st Batt. Rifle Brigade Calder Alex. 113 d. 25 Jan. 1870; age 51y. Native of Aberdeen, Scotland Calder Elizabeth 113 d. 10 Oct. 1842; age 3m Calder J. H. 113 d. 10 Jun 1862; age 18y, 6m Campbell Meta. 131 d. 6 Aug 1868 Campbell Thomas 131 h/o Meta Campbell Carmichael Mary Elizabeth 21 d. 22 Jul 1848; age 1y, 7m Carmichael Hugh 21 lv. Gatineau mills, Chelsea Carmichael Jane E. 22 d. 24 Jul 1856; age 2y, 11m Carmichael Hugh 22 f/o Jane E. Carmichael; lv. Gatineau Mills, Westmeath Carmichael Allan G. 22 d. 31 Jul 1856; age 3m, 27d. s/o Hugh Carmichael Carr Mary 93 d. 17 Feb 1860; age 22y. w/o Adam Biehler Carswell William 28 d. 8 Jun 1829; age 23y; RS&M 15th Company Carter Sarah 60 d. 1 Sep 1868; age 66 w/o Peter Tompkins Cartwright A. C. 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Cartwright A. 18 See No. 15 Chalk George 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Chalk G. 31 no data Christiana Grace 46 d. 9 Oct. 1834, Picton, C.W;age,2d; inter. Adolphustown, C.W. (Canada West) Christiana Cumming 46 d. 2 Dec 1851; age 3d Christiana Florence Morley 46 d. 11 Sep. 1858; age 2y Christiana ?? 46 Note; 5 stillborn children interred here Cleverly John 95 d. 19 Aug 1865; age 52y Cleverly Elizabeth 95 d. 21 Jan. 1867; age 48y Cobb Harriet 144 d. 25 Dec 1852; age 48y, 7m Codd Christianna H. 46 Note; dau interred here also Codd John A. 46 Cook Robert 103 d. 18 Nov. 1848; age 25y. County Derry, Ireland Cook Robert 103 d. 21 Jan. 1849; age 54y Coulson George Douglas 62 d. 5 Jun 1866; age 6y Coulson G. A. 62 Cowan Sarah 1 d. 14 Aug 1846; age 52; bc 1794 Cowan John 1 h/o Sarah Cowan Cowan Jane 1 d. 9 May 1849; age 23; bc 1826 Cowan William 1 h/o Jane Cowan Cox Sarah 106 d. 26 Sep. 1847; age 29y Cumming J. T. 123 d. 22 Aug. 1832; age 42y Cumming Richard T. 123 d. 27 Dec 1850; age 19y. 4th son of J.T. Cumming Cumming Capt. T. ?? 123-1 d. 11 Dec 1866; age 4m Cumming George 123-2 d. Oct 1863; age 5y Cumming Jessie 123-2 d. Oct 1863; age 5y Cumming George Edward 123-2 d. Oct 1863; age 3y Cumming F.A. 123-2 Mother or Father Cumming C. 123-2 Mother or Father Cumming Geo. Al. Chambers 123-3 d. 14 Dec 1857; age 4y. only son Danield Thomas Dr. 47 d. 4 May 1866; age 58y. Native of Dumfries, Scotland Day Frederick 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Day F. 17 See No. 15 Dewar Peter 78 d. 19 Aug 1865, Ottawa; age 64y Dickinson Alex. Fraser 26 d. 8 Feb 1868?; age 3y Dickinson Lewis Hamilton 26 d. 16 Feb 1868; age 4y, 6m Dickinson Maria Louisa 26 D. 3 Mar 1868; age 6y, 3m Dickinson Mary 26 Mother Dickinson W. 26 Father Donell Elizabeth 23 d. 13 Jul 1847; age 52y. w/o John Porter Dyneley Mary Frederica 61 d. 16 Sep 1851, Bytown; age 55y; w/o Col. Thos. Dyneley Dyneley Thomas Col. C.B. 61 Royal Artillary in Canada, Commanding? E. B.B 57-2 Elliot William 132 h/o Mary Johnston. lv North Gower Fenton Eliza 38 d. 8 Feb 1861; age 33y Fenton Rewlin George 38 d. 23 Sep 1858; age 3m, 15d Fenton A. C. 38 d. 17 Aug 1861; age 6m, 20d Field Alonzo 138 d. 23 Jul 1867; age 26y Fisher Daniel 81 d. 3 Sep 1832; age 33; Native Perthshire, Scotland Fitzgibbon Louisa 2 d. 27 Mar. 1829, Bytown; age 29; w/o James Black Fitzgibbon James 3 d. 5 Dec. 1868; age 79; Royal Engineer Dept. Master Carpenter Floyd George 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Foote Mary Ann 34 d. 31 May 1864. Forest Edward Shenton 57-4 d. 28 Jun 1854; age 4m Fraser Margaret 107 d. 24 Jan. 1839; age 58y Fraser Samuel 107 h/o Margaret Fraser Fraser Mary 107 d. 11 Dec 1858; age 35y, 5m Fraser William 107 h/o Mary Fraser Fraser George 107 d. January ? Fraser William George 107 d. January ? Fraser Maria 107 d. January ?

G. W. B. 57-3 Gardham John 134 d. 27 Jun 1868; age 44y Gardner Mary Elizabeth 14 d. 28 Dec 1867; age 1y, 8m. Gardner W. 14 Father? Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. Gardner M. 14 Mother? Garland Patrick 128 d. 1 Aug 1847; age 40y Garland Mary 128 dau. Garland Edward 128 son Gibbs William 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Glyn James Robert Carr 58 d. 7 Aug 1863; b. 18 Jul 1863 Glyn J. R. Carr 58 Rifle Brigade, Capt. Glyn Ellen 58 w/o J.R. Carr Glyn Goodwin John 162 d. 6 Jul 1854, Cholera; age 27y. 7th son Goodwin Alex. 162 lv. McNab Gouch Alfred 119 d. 26 Nov. 1862; age 4y, 16d Gouch Henry 119 Father Gouch Amelia 119 Mother Gouch Henry 153 Brickmaker; Ottawa; Native of Slough, Buckinghamshire, England Graham William 89 d. 9 Jul 1871; age 46y Graham Mary Lillie 89 d. 22 Nov. 1871; age 36y Graham Joye? C. 96 d. 1865 Graham J. C. 96 d 29 Aug 1863; age 16m Grant Hugh 80 d. 1 Apr 1848; age 43y Grant Alex. Capt 80 lv. Glengarry Gray Alex. 114 h/o Ann Green Green Ann 114 d. Mar. 1850, Toronto, CW; b.23 May 1803, Wenborne, Dorset. (England) Gregory Christiana 146 d. 30 Jul 1849; age 31y Gregory Samuel 146 h/o Christiana Gregory Hadden William 28 d. 20 Apr 1830; age 25y; RS&M 7th company Hall Jane 149 d. 27 Aug 1861; age 10y Halpenny Jane 59 d. 20 Aug 1855; age 41y Halpenny William 59 h/o Jane Halpenny Hambridge Edward 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [ 1869 ] Hamilton Susan 25 d. 5 Sep 1868; age 9m; sister Hamilton D. 29 no data Hannum Minnie Elizabeth 66 d. 28 Aug 1863; age 6m, 19d Hannum J.M.T. 66 Father Hannum Elizabeth 66 Mother Hawkens Cornellius 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [ 1869 ] Hawkins C. 20 ?? Hawkins Rodger 120 d. 11 Oct 1855; age 64y Hely Robina 127 d. 23 Dec 1860; age 27y Hely F.B. 127 h/o Robina Hely Hely George Delacy 127 d. 31 Dec 1859; age 5y, 9m Hely Edith Maria Louisa 127 d. 14 Feb 1860; age 9m Heney nil 70 d. Feb. ?; age 97 y Heney Sarah 70 d. ?; age 87y. Heney Jane 70 d. 6 Sep 1843; age 31y; d/o Sarah and ? Heney James 70 d. 1853; s/o Heney, Jr. Heney Jr. 70 no data Henry Mary 101 d. 9 dec 1850; age 22 Henry Thomas 101 h/o Mary Henry Henry T.J. 101 d. 13 Aug 1851; age 11m. s/o T.J. Henry Heron Gilbert 84 d. 19 Dec 1850; age 65y. native of Ayrshire, Scotland Heron John 84 h/o Isabella Knox Brownlee Heron Mathew 85 h/o Jesse Brownlee Hodges Francis 117 d. 13 Nov 1868; age 80y Hughes William Charles 137 d. 2 Apr 1869; age 13m, 7d Humber Mary 67 d. 1 Dec 1867; age 30y Johnston William F. 92 drowned Ottawa, 5 Aug 1861; age 8y Johnston William 92 Father Johnston Hannah 92 Mother Johnston Mary 132 d. 14 Oct 1860; age 60y. Native of Co. Lietrim, Ireland Jones T.A. 48 Jones & Co. brother; Newport, Monmouthshire Jones Albert Thomas 116 d. Jen 1860 Jones William 116 Father Jones Elizabeth 116 Mother Keating George 44 h/o Eliza Jane Murphy Kier Samuel C. 5 h/o Amelia McBean Kinrade Robert 53 d. 24 Mar 1854; age 60y Kinrade Jane 53 w/o Robert Kinrade. Kirk Catherine 71 d. 27 Apr 1854; age 71y Kirk Thomas 71 h/o Catherine Kirk Knox William 156 d. 9 Jun 1870; age 32y, 9m Law Edward 61 Lord Ellenborough; Chief Justice, King's Bench Law Robert 163 In Memory of Archibald Blair Lehmann J. F. 7 d. 10 May 1850; age 55y. Native of Germany, Organist Bytown Lewers Emmanual 34 h/o Mary Ann Foote Little John 94 d. 5 May 1854; age 24y Little Jane 94 b. 19 Apr 1864; d. 16 Jun 1864 Little John 157 d. 8 Dec 1844; age 47. Native Co. Monaghan [ 1846] Macauley George H. 33 b. 11 May 1834, Quebec; d. 7 Jul 1871, Montebello; age 37y MacNab Duncan Rynier 74 d. 2 Aug 1837; age 36y MacNab Colonel 74 Father and Grandfather; late of 91st Regiment Martin Nellie Mary 27 d. 19 Apr 1866; age 22y Martin Oliver Dr. 27 h/o Nellie Mary Martin; Dentist Mass Robert 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Masters James 28 d. 1 Dec 1827; age 20y; RS&M 15th Company McArthur William George 147 d. 24 Aug 1843; age 31y McBean Amelia 5 d. 14 Oct 1869 (wife or widow of Samuel C. Kier) McCall Duncan 140 d. 7 Jun 1872; age 25y McCloy Andrew 42 d. 25 Dec 1830; age 29y McDonald Jessie 141 d. 10 Apr 1872; age 36y McIntosh Margaret 110 d. 9 Jan 1863; age 40y McIntosh Alex. 110 h/o Margaret McIntosh McIntosh Alex. 110 d. 9 Jan 1865; age 62y McLaughlin Michael M. 139 d. 25 Nov 1861; age 45y McLean Alex. 85 d. 22 Apr 1856; age 52y McLean Margaret 85 w/o Alex McLean McNab Anna Petrella 74 d. 19 May 1837; age 3y McQuarrie Donald 160 d. 17 Nov 1859 in Prot. Hosp; age 67y. From ?? Scotland Meikle Janet 108 b. 14 May 1851; d. 24 Oct 1853 Meikle Thomas 108 b. 20 May 1853; d. 24 Nov 1856 Meikle Agnes 109 d. 13 Jan 1860, New Edinburgh; age 9y, 8m Millar David 67 h/o Mary Humber Millar Ann Jane 76 d. 19 Apr 1870; age 25y, 4m Millar A. T. 76 h/o Ann Jane Millar Mills John 133 d. 31 Jul 1865; age 4m. s/o John and Jane Mills Mills John 133 Mills Jane 133 Montgomery Robert 105 d. 26 Jun 1853; age 18y Montgomery Elizabeth 105 d. 13 Sep 1858; age 8y Montgomery William 105 d. 30 Nov no yr; age 1y Morison James Allen 100 d. 20 Jun 1865; age 42y Murphy Thomas Sr. 40 d. 12 May 1833; age 54y. Native King's Co. Ireland Murphy William 40 d.16 Feb 1842; age 14m Murphy William 40 Father Murphy Sarah 40 Mother Murphy Eliza Jane 44 d. 29 Mar 1861; age 22y Murphy Henry 50 d. 5 Sep 1854; age 34y Murphy Godfrey 51 d. 5 Jul 1857; age 18y, 6m Murphy William 51 d. 10 Nov 1866; age 56y Murphy Thomas 155 d. 3 Aug 1871; age 58y. Native King's Co. Ireland Mutchmore Jonathan E. 65 d. 1 Sep 1866; age 52y No Name No Name 24 F.A.C.M. Oliver Barbara 83 d. 23 Sep 1855; age 74y. w/o Robert Whillans Omand John 126 d. Jan 1873; age 20y. Three Rivers (Quebec) Park Robert 102 d. 8 Dec 1838; age 70y Park Hannah 102 d. 19 Feb 1854; age 88y Parsons William 72 d. 16 Jan 1850; age 72y Parsons Robert 72 d. 6 Jan 1872; age 41y Phair George 143 d. 28 Jan 1859; age 24y Phair John 143 d. 17 Mar 1859; age 28y Pollock William 49 h/o Margory S. Bayne Porter John 23 d. 29 Apr 1858; age 65y Porter John Jr. 23 d. 22 Aug 1841; age 24y Porter Thomas 23 d. 10 Oct 1843; age 14y Raitt John 110 Native of Fifeshire, Scotland Reddington Patrick 41 h/o Harriet Burns Rimmer Mary 45 d. 17 Aug 1870; age 5y. eldest child Rimmer J.W. Esq. 45 Father, deceased Roberts John 35 Kinross, Scotland; predeceased his wife Roberts John 158 d. 16 Oct 1870; age 7y, 6m Roberts Jessie 158 d. 16 Oct 1870; age 7y, 6m Roderick ??? 46 Rogers Ben. P. 154 d. 9 Aug 1870; age 19y, 6m Ross C.A. 46 Row John 55 d. 25 Jun 1850, accident New Ed. mill; age 29y. of Cornwall Row Thomas 55 d. 3 May 1848; age 20y Rowat William 36 d. 7 Jul 1846; age 1y, 5m Rowat John 36 Father Rowat Agnes 36 Mother Smillie Ellen 77 d. 19 Apr 1869; age 15y, 7m Smith Jessie 98 d. 15 Jan 1851; age 20y Smith James 115 d. 23 Nov 1844; age 30y Smith Ann 115 w/o James Smith Somerville David 159 d. 28 Sep 1868; age 30y Stephens Mary 134 d. 10 Aug 1867; age 22y. Sister-in-Law of John Gardham Stewart Robert Sgt. 16 d. 15 Jul 1868; age 34y, 6m. 1st Batt. Band. F.C.O. Stewart Janet 86 d. 7 Apr 1851; age 33y, also 2 infant children Stewart Alex. 86 h/o Janet Stewart Stewart Robert 135 d. 13 Feb 1871; age 45y. from Belfast, Ireland Stewart St.John Morrison R 135 d. 20 Aug 1871; age 7m, 21d Stockdale W. E. 90 d. 30 Nov 1859; age 1y,1m, 8d Stopelben Joseph A. 32 d. 1 May 1871, Ottawa River; age 5y, 4m Susk Margaret 79 d. 20 Feb 1866; age 12y, 6m Susk David 79 d. 25 Feb 1866; age 2y, 3m Susk T. 79 Father Susk T. 79 Mother Taylor William 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [1869] Taylor W. 30 no data Tey James 9 d. 17 May 1847; age 1y Tey Charles 9 d. 14 Jan 1848; age 9d Tey Sophia 9 d. 15 Dec 1855; age 1y Tey Charles 9 Father Tey Elizabeth 9 Mother Thompson Francis 69 b. 21 Nov 1818, Dundas Scot. d. 18 Oct 1852 Rideau Canal, Bytown Thompson James G. C. 152 b. 18 Nov 1840, Edinburg, Scot; d. 1 Apr 1873, Ottawa Thompson Francis John No # b. 24 Jan d. 8 May 1847 Thompson F. Sinclair Lt. Col. No # Father Tie John 118 d. 16 Dec 1860; age 3 weeks Tie Sophia 118 d. 16 Dec 1860; age 3 weeks Tie Catherine 118 d. 1 Mar 1864; age 5 weeks Tie William James 118 d. 15 Mar 1865; age 2 m Tie John 118 Father Tompkins Peter 60 d. 27 Feb 1855; age 19y Tompkins Peter Sr. 60 d. 11 Mar 1870; age 76y. Native of Co. Wicklow, Ireland Traveller Reuben 150 d. 14 Feb 1861; age 73y. Native of London, England Wateridge W. 19 no data Waterridge William 15 d. Ottawa; Rifle Brigade, 1st Batt. [ 1869 ] Webber Elizabeth Aitken 8 d. 25 Jan 1855; age 24y. of London England Webber Charles 8 h/o Elizabeth A. Webber. of the Bank of B.N.A. this city? Westle Jemima A. 128 d. 17 Jul 1856 Whillans Robert 83 d. 11 Sep 1861; age 82y White nil 151 b. 22 Jul 1854 at Goderich, C.W. d. 28 May 1873, Rideau River Wild Alice 13 d. 6 Aug 1868; age 10m Wild John 13 Father Wild Jane 13 Mother Wilks John Wesley 121 d. 17 Jan 1869; age 7y Williamson Mary 52 d. 14 Dec 1848; age 6y, 8m Williamson Margaret 52 d. 4 Jan 1849; age 14y, 4m, 4d Willment George 122 d. 20 Mar 1864; age 74y. Native of Sorel, C.E. Workman Florence 6 d. 8 Oct 1858; age 3y Workman Samuel 6 Father Workman Mary Anne 6 Mother Wright John 104 d. 7 Aug 1834; age 37y. Native of Banffshire, Scotland znil Bertie 142 d. 1866 znil Jessie 142 d. 1868 znil Samuel 161 Son of Hugh and Sarah Above transcription is taken from 1911 City of Ottawa Minutes. Sandy Hill Cemetary is now McDonald Park near Rideau Street and Rideau River.

June 16, 2009: Good morning, I am researching my wife's Cameron ancestors. Would anyone have any additional information concerning the following person: Mary Cameron dob 1759; dod: 1839. Her remains were originally interred in the Sandy Hill Cemetery but were were later removed and re-interred in Beechwood Cemetery in Section 34 - Lot 13 ½ South Part on 29 July 1876. Thanks, ... Bernie Limoges
April 30, 2010:
Source: Bytown Gazette, January 14, 1841 Besserer Land in Sandy Hill, Ottawa, Canada, 1841 Search the Ottawa Citizen and Bytown Gazette for other articles

August 23, 2010: Al I can't send this to everyone because I don't have a proper email installed on my computer, but I thought you might want to add the following to one of your Sandy Hill Cemetery pages. If you think you had ancestors originally buried at Sandy Hill Cemetery, and thought they were moved to Beechwood, when it opened up, you might be surprised to see what is actually in that new Beechwood grave. I am curious to know what is buried with my ancestors…What were they wearing and what is buried with them. How did they transfer those bodies to the new cemetery? In newer coffins, in bags? Were there really name plates on the coffins from say 150 years ago. First of all I would like to know if their bones are intact, and in a coffin….or if bones… like the heads are missing? Sounds like I’m writing a Halloween horror story but look what I read in a 1913 edition of the Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa Citizen, July 4, 1913 PLAYING WITH SKULLS Rather Depressing Relics Seen in Hands of Children The boys and girls around Macdonald Gardens, formerly the old cemetery on Sandy Hill, evidently enjoy gruesome play toys. A prominent resident of Besserer St. told a Citizen reporter that the other evening he was taking a walk over the new park when he came across some children playing. One small boy was crying and the Citizen’s informant found out from the boy that another boy was chasing him with a human skull. This attracted his attention and he found a number of boys with skulls in their hands. “Do you want me to get you one, mister?” said one boy. “It will only take me a nimute. I can dig down to them with this stick.” This boy had a skull in his hand at the time and told the inquirer that he had nine more skulls at home. Some members of the improvement commission have been notified and will investigate the matter. “I do not see how it is possible,” said Mr. Stuart, the superintendent of the improvement commission, which is converting the place into a park. “We keep a caretaker there at night and are careful to sink down any remains that are found. We have sunk down already over 500 remains in the two cemeteries. We had no idea that so many bodies had been left in this old burying place.” It is evident however, that they are not being sunk deep enough or that some are overlooked, for the resident who makes the statement is a well known citizen whose word is beyond dispute. It is understood that no time will be lost in stopping this rather unusual form of amusement. The boys evidently slip into the park unseen by the caretaker. End of article.

Has anyone ever had an ancestor exhumed to be moved to another cemetery? My own ancestors had that done when they moved from Hull to Ottawa. They moved their deceased teenage daughter from a cemetery in Hull to Beechwood Cemetery, when they themselves moved from Hull to Ottawa. Basically, they did not leave her behind. Then they had to go through it again by moving their parents from the Sandy Hill Cemetery, because they had to, to Beechwood Cemetery. Maybe this is a personal question but has anyone had their ancestors moved from one cemetery to another? I can be reached at karenprytula33@gmail.com ... Karen Prytula ________________________________ Karen: The body of Reuben Traveller, a pioneer Bytown resident, was moved: Before his death he had his gravestone prepared and it has an anchor at the top and a poem describing the Battle of Trafalgar on the face. He was buried in the old Sandy Hill Cemetery in Ottawa, which is now part of the campus of the University of Ottawa. His stone was moved to St. James Cemetery in Hull Quebec where the next generation of his family is buried.
February 16, 2011: Another blog by Karen Prytula deals with the Sandy Hill Cemetery. HTH, Bob Mackett

E-mail Bernie Limoges, Karen Prytula, Jim Stanzell and Al Lewis

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