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Person: SMITHURST, Reverend John  (1809-1867)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Reverend John SMITHURST
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
missionary who used a lantern
Main period of activity
1830s-50s
Other internet resources
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
9 September 1809
born at
10 September 1836-1851
27
member
February 1840-1851
resident
September 1867
57
died at
Texts linked to this person
Correspondence (unpublished) (1)

John Smithurst, [Letter from Rev Smithurst to D Coates ] (29 December 1845)

Short biography

Reverend Smithurst arrived in Rupert's Land in September 1839 after being commissioned by the Church Missionary Society. He was the first missionary in the region to learn Cree. After twelve years of ministry at the Red River Colony, he resigned his post in 1851. He briefly returned to England before emegrating to Elora in 1852.

Lucerna ID  6004922

Record created by Mary Borgo and Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 September 2022

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