|Kirk Cemetery Road (just off Highway 105), Lower Northampton|
New Brunswick Canada
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
In 1854 the Rev. Peter Keay arrived in Carleton County, having been sent by the Colonial Committee of the Church of Scotland. He became minister to those of the Presbyterian faith in both the Northampton and Woodstock area.
In 1856 the land on which the church now stands was deeded by David and Wallace Gibson to the original Trustees.
The present church was built around 1856 and came to be referred to as the "Greenbank Church" and later "The Kirk".
During the period from 1885-1930 Northampton was on the Jacksonville Circuit but following Union of 1925, which brought together the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches, it became transferred to the Woodstock Charge, during the pastorate of the Rev. H.S. Young.
By 1959 services had been reduced to every second Sunday; during the summer season and in 1962 as a result of so many deaths in the congregation, and so many families moving elsewhere, the Kirk was closed as a preaching point by the action of the Presbytery.
Since that time many of the families have become part of the congregation of St. James in Woodstock. The Trustees in office in 1962 were later added to the Trustee board of St. James.
(The above taken from "History of the Kirk", published in the bulletin for a special June 25, 1972 memorial/anniversary service held there to commemorate the ten years since it had closed.)
Burial listings for this and many other New Brunswick cemeteries can be obtained from a database hosted by the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.