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S Lot 21, Concession 3 SDS (South of Dundas Street), Nelson Township
The Parish Church of St Luke has been a place of worship for Anglicans in Halton since 1834. It is the oldest church in Burlington.
The land originally belonged to Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant who had been given it in recognition of his loyalty through the French Wars and the American Revolution. He had become an Anglican and after his death, his daughter Elizabeth Kerr donated 3 acres of his land for a church and cemetery. Elizabeth Kerr and her husband William were buried at St Luke's cemetery in 1845.
St Luke's church was completed in the fall of 1834 and consecrated in 1838. The cemetery is situated around the church. Joseph Brant's body was interred there until 1850 when it was removed to the Mohawk village on the Grand River. Of special historical significance are graves of early settlers, such as Augustus Bates, the first white child to be born in Nelson Township. There is also the Fergusson family plot, enclosed wtih iron railings, where the Honorable A J Fergusson Blair, first Privy Council President of the Dominion of Canada, is interred.
St Luke's Church office has copies of Anglican burial lists from 1838 (the originals are at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON). However, the early lists up to November of 1868 do not state place of interment.