Johnson, Thomas, 1789-1881

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Johnson, Thomas, 1789-1881

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Thomas Johnson was born in Bampton, Westmoreland, England in 1789. Ordained deacon in 1815 by Vernon Harcourt, the Archbishop of York in the United Church of England and Ireland and priest by the Bishop of Carlisle in 1817, in 1819 he was sent to Canada, to the Diocese of Quebec, by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. He served as Missionary for the SPG for 32 years. He was assigned to the mission of Charleston (Hatley) before being transferred to Abbotsford in 1830. Rev. Johnson traveled in the Eastern Townships founding schools and churches. He was rector at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Abbotsford, Quebec, as was his son-in-law Canon Frederick Robinson. He was also involved with the founding of Compton Ladies College and Dunham Ladies College (St. Helen’s School). In 1850 or 1851, he retired.

Thomas Johnson married Annis Spedding (b.1794) on April 15, 1819 in Bolton, Westmoreland, England. They had a daughter named Mary Jane Johnson (1824-1911). Rev. Johnson died in 1881 at the age of 92.


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Robinson, Frederick, 1821-1893 (1821-1893)

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Robinson, Frederick, 1821-1893

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Johnson, Thomas, 1789-1881

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Frederick Robinson is the son-in-law of Thomas Johnson.

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Revised on September 29, 2023




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