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Great Village Pew Holders

The Presbyterian Meeting House opened July 30, 1845 and was destroyed by fire December 11, 1882. The present church on the site was opened in 1884. Here is a list of pews auctioned to raise funds to restore the church.

January 7th 1884

Seat
Number
Purchaser

Priced
Paid
  Seat
Number
Purchaser

Priced
Paid
1       41 Isaac Davison $53.00
2 J.M. Blaikie $25.00   42 Samuel Brown $40.00
3 George Fletcher $32.00   43 J.M. Blaikie $40.00
4 James Findlay $60.00   44 Wm. McKim Jr. $60.00
5 Isaac McKim $64.00   45 J.W. Spencer $63.00
6 H.G. Morash $64.00   46 J.H. Chisholm $65.00
7 Brazelle Davison $70.00   47 Allen Peppard $68.00
8 David Vance Spencer $77.00   48 G.W. McLelan $77.00
9 Capt. Wilson $81.00   49 G.W. McLelan $77.00
10 S. Lindsay $78.00   50 Fletcher Spencer $80.00
11 Rev J. McLean $68.00   51 Mrs. J.F. Spencer $75.00
12 Isaac McDorman $65.00   52 Capt. Congdon $76.00
13 Suther Spencer $85.00   53 Albert Mahon $70.00
14 Joseph Peppard 2nd $81.00   54 David Graham $60.00
15 J.C. Spencer $86.00   55 C.B. Spencer $60.00
16 J. Mitchell Spencer $31.00   56 Charles McKim $53.00
17 Mrs. B. Morrison $58.00   57 No Name  
18 John H. Wilson $62.00   58 No Name  
19 S. D. Spencer $54.00   59 Suther Spencer $40.00
20 Joseph Geddes Jr $52.00   60 Robt. Dill Jr. $50.00
21 Gil W. Spencer $25.00   61 J.A. Crossman $62.00
22 D.F. Christie $66.00   62 Dr. J.R. Smith $63.00
23 Dr. J.L. Peppard $72.00   63 W. O’B. McLelan $66.00
24 J.M. Blaikie $90.00   64 Thos. Spencer $75.00
25 No Name     65 Capt. James Corbett $75.00
26 Joseph Tipping $45.00   66 Capt. Isaac Fulton $75.00
27 Leander McKim $57.00   67 Wm. T. Archibald $69.00
28 Alfred McCulloch $62.00   68 Angus Johnson $64.00
29 Alfred McCulloch $62.00   69 Joseph Spencer $82.00
30 Patrick Hill $64.00   70 Thos. Little $76.00
31 Robert Cummings $78.00   71 Herbert Peppard $85.00
32 J.M. Blaikie $78.00   72 J.M. Blaikie $36.00
33 J.M. Blaikie $74.00   73 J.A. Hill $59.00
34 Robert Afford Spencer $78.00   74 J.M. Blaikie $70.00
35 J.C. Spencer $89.00   75 Capt. R. Dill $54.00
36 D.M. Kent $81.00   76 Suther Spencer $52.00
37 Mrs. Geddons $68.00   77 J.M. Blaikie $23.00
38 William Young $61.00   78 Henry Davison $65.00
39 Charles Peppard $61.00   78 Ellen Mahon $60.00
40 Jon Peppard 3rd $53.00   80 G.W. Davison $74.00

Hand written from Colchester Historical Society Archives, Oct 2009. Some initials and numbers were difficult to verify.

Great Village Pew Holders

Early immigrants to Cobequid were almost defined by their Presbyterian faith and this congregation at Glenholme was among the earliest in Nova Scotia. –Heather Dau Collection

For a comprehensive look at the beginnings of some of the churches that formed The United Church of Canada in 1925, A Tale of Two Centuries, Truro Presbytery, Oldest in Canada, plus Pictorial Supplement published by Truro Presbytery, The United Church of Canada, 1993, Tribune Press Ltd., Sackville, NB.