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Old Burying Ground Burial Database

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Disclaimer: Database Sources
The following sources were referenced during the compilation of this database:
  • Anglican Burial Register
  • Catholic Church Death Register
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Deaths Register
  • Transcripts from early Victoria newspapers (1858 onward) by Leona Taylor
  • “Stones Stored at Beacon Hill Park” (Old Cemeteries Society - 2001)
  • “Pioneer Square Gravestones Catalogue” (Old Cemeteries Society – 1988)
  • “The Gravestones of Pioneer Square” (Victoria Genealogical Society - 1980)
  • “Some Reminiscences of Old Victoria” (Edgar Fawcett - 1912)
  • Royal BC Museum, BC Archives
  • City of Victoria Archives
Quite often information on the same person was found in more than one of above sources and was added to the database to help complete the record. Unfortunately, dates and spellings from one source to another were seldom in agreement. There being no one definitive source, the information presented here is basically as found unless the discrepancies were obvious and could be easily resolved. Thus, you will often find coincidental or widely conflicting death and burial dates, and discrepancies between the information from contemporary newspaper accounts, burial registers and even from that chiseled in stone on grave markers. When the difference could not be resolved, the fact is usually reflected in the “Notes”.