Sunday, October 27, 2013

Potter's Field

In this area of the cemetery lie buried many of the inhabitants of the early town of "Muddy York".
They were originally buried in "the Potter's Field", a plot of six acres in Yorkville at what is now the northwest corner of Bloor and Yonge Streets, during the period 1826 to 1850. As a cemetery it was obliged to close because of steady municipal growth. The remains of 984 persons were removed to this location [the Necropolis] and some 364 others were removed to Mt Pleasant Cemetery between the years 1851 and 1881. The individual monuments were also moved but being made of soft stone, most of them became illegible from erosion and have been laid flat on the plots.
Requiescat in Pace


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5 comments:

Nicola Carpenter said...

Interesting. Great pictures.

Thank you for linking up with Cemetery Sunday.

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Jackie Mc Guinness said...

A piece of Toronto history I did not know. Thanks for sharing!

TheChieftess said...

How intersting...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rest in Peace indeed. So much history residing in these stones.

cemeterytravel.com said...

What a nice marker! Our paved-over cemeteries have gotten so much less respect in San Francisco.

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