A site for 'Pilgrim' bottle collectors and genealogists.
Hi ! My name is Paul Marchand and welcome to my home page. My interests are bottle collecting and genealogy, especially where the PILGRIM name is involved.
I specialize in bottles used by the Pilgrim Mineral Water companies (1848 - 1932). I have been collecting their bottles since 1989 when I learned that R.A.Pilgrim was my great-great grandfather. I enjoy collecting, researching and learning about the various bottles they used over their 84 years of operation.
The trio on the left are samples of the earliest bottles used by Pilgrim. Additional information on these and their other bottles can be found by following the link below to my Bottle page.
I am also an amateur genealogist and when I cannot collect bottles, I'll collect and research the Pilgrim surnames in Ontario and other parts of Canada. Find my Pilgrims in Ontario page on ancestry.ca for more details.
I hope to expand on the following pages and add graphics as time and space allows. Feel free to browse. Comments are appreciated!
The 'Pilgrim' Bottles - A short history of the Pilgrim mineral water business with some figures and photos of the bottles they used.
For Sale/Trade List - A listing of spares that I have for sale or trade.
New! Pilgrim FAQ - You'll find answers to some questions regarding Pilgrim bottles that I have been asked (and some that I have made up!). Latest update 11 Feb 2002
Pilgrim Genealogy - A listing of descendants of R.A. Pilgrim and other Pilgrims in Canada. Expanded list of other Pilgrims, Feb 2002
Looking for... - Some bottles and other Pilgrim go-withs.
Odds & Ends - Various Pilgrim items found on the net that may bear little or no connection to my collection - but are interesting nonetheless!
The following are great clubs sponsored shows with their 2017 show dates indicated:
Some online Canadian Bottle collectors, clubs and sites:
A couple of modern Pilgrim Brewery sites were found a few years back. The UK brewery still in operation:
If you want to know more or simply correspond, send me an email at
Many thanks to Lloyd 'has pen, will draw ' for the cartoons.
Copyright P.Marchand 1997
Last revised: Jan 08, 2017.