Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery

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Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery

Also known as Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery

6600 19th Sideroad
King, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Add to Map
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Lloydtown Pioneer Cemetery / Wesleyan Methodist Church Cemetery (Lloydtown)

In 1834, Jesse Lloyd, founder of Lloydtown, donated land for a village cemetery following the sudden death of his family's servant, Jennie. In 1837, Lloyd led a local group to join William Lyon Mackenzie's short-lived rebellion. He was forced to flee to the United States of America, where he died in 1838. His wife, Phoebe, and many Lloyd descendants are buried here, along with members of over 200 local pioneer families. The cemetery fell into disuse following the last burial in 1944.

In 1999, the King Township Historical Society undertook the restoration of the cemetery. Funding was provided by the Millennium Bureau of Canada, the Township of King, and private donors. The cemetery site has been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act by Heritage King. This plaque [depicted here] was erected by Heritage King with the assistance of the Ontario Heritage Foundation.

Also see: Gillham, Elizabeth McClure, "Early Settlements of King Township, Ontario" c. 1975

The photographs here are from the Canadian Gravemarker Gallery on line.


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  • Added: 12 Apr 2016
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