11 January 2020

Kingston Lower Burial Ground Project

Laid out in 1783 in anticipation of the arrival of Loyalists at Cataraqui after the American Revolution, Kingston's Lower Burial Ground is where many early citizens are buried including prominent residents, black slaves brought by the Loyalists and sailors of the Lakes.

Reflectance Transformation Imaging was used to photograph the burial markers.

A database of burials in the cemetery includes names, dates of birth and death, monument inscriptions and photographs, as well as additional information (where present). The website is searchable and an alphabetical listing by surname is provided as well.

Here's the distribution of the 578 burials in the database from 1783 to 1863.

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