CAPE BRETON COUNTIES GENWEB

Robertson Cemetery

St Ann's, Victoria County, NS

Recorded by Beverly Darby-Brown and Candace Boudreau.

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The plot is located behind the Gaelic College, surrounded by a four foot wall of large square stones. There are no headstones. The caretaker, Norman MacInnis, says John Robertson, his wife and two children are buried there. John Robertson died in 1893. There is also a story that a maid and her baby are buried outside the wall. John Robertson bought the land from the Reverend Norman MacLeod.

Down the rough road a little further along from the site of the Robertson plot is a cairn which reads:

"Site of the second church of the first established Presbyterian Congregation in Cape Breton. It was built in 1846 by the Scottish pioneers who settled in St. Ann's in 1820 under the leadership of the Reverend Norman MacLeod. This plaque erected July 26 1970."

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