In 2004 the site was added to the Sackville and New Brunswick Registers of Historic Places, and in 2006 to the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
(on metalwork arch of gateway)
YORKSHIRE 2000, HELD
AUGUST 3-10, 2000,
A MAJOR GATHERING OF
DESCENDANTS OF THE
CELEBRATING THE HISTORIC
YORKSHIRE IMMIGRATION TO
|See Milner, W.C., History of Sackville New Brunswick (Sackville, N.B.: The Tribune Press, 1934), pp. 67-69, which includes a list of those buried in the cemetery (available online at History of Sackville New Brunswick).
Middle Sackville Methodist Cemetery on Find A Grave website (lists all interments).
On the care of the cemetery, see Penner, Peter, The Chignecto ‘Connexion’; The History of Sackville Methodist/United Church, 1772-1990(Sackville, N.B.: Sackville United Church, 1990), p. 136.
This site is listed in the Canadian Register of Historic Places ; see Methodist Burying Ground
Sears, Joyce, “Here Lieth The Past . . and Sackville is taking a look,” The Moncton Times, 15 October 1977, p.15.
Stopps, Phyllis, “Methodist Burying Ground now listed on national historic register,” Sackville tribune-Post, 3 May 2006.
WILLIAM FAWCETTWho was a plain industrious
hospitable & deeply pious man
whose uniform christian conduct
gained him the respect of all who
became acquainted with him.
While reading one of Mr. Wesley’s
sermons his immortal spirit was
instantly precipitated into the
Eternal world to take possession
of its final rest by some monster of
iniquity that will be discovered
at the last day who intentionally
shot him dead through the kitchen
window on the evening of
June 19th 1832 in the 63 Year of his ageReader be thou also ready
|One of the most famous grave stones in the cemetery is that of murder victim William Fawcett (1769-1832).
The circumstances surrounding the murder form the subject of the historical novel, James, Robert, Reader Be Thou Also Ready (Fredericton, N.B.: Broken Jaw Press, 2000).
LeBlanc, Joan, “Novel Shares Chilling Story Of 1832 Fawcett Muder,” Sackville Tribune-Post, 9 August 2000, p.6