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The Reverend John Stuart 1740-1811

The Reverend John Stuart 1740-1811

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

The Reverend John Stuart 1740-1811

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the northeast corner of King Street and Johnson Street

Coordinates: N 44 13.757 W 76 28.952


Plaque Text

Born in Pennsylvania, Stuart was ordained in 1770 and sent to Fort Hunter, N.Y., as a missionary to the Mohawks. An ardent Loyalist, he came to Canada in 1781 where he was appointed chaplain to the 2nd Battalion King's Royal Regiment of New York. In 1785, having settled at Cataraqui (Kingston), he became the first resident Anglican clergyman in what is now Ontario. Stuart ministered to the white and Indian settlers of this area and visited as far west as Niagara and the Grand River. He was the first chaplain of the legislative council of Upper Canada and was responsible for the building of Kingston's earliest church, St. George's, in 1792.



Kingston Plaques

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> Posted June 11, 2011
He is buried in the family crypt at the Lower Burial Ground, at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Queen & Montreal Street. This August is the 200th anniversary of his death and we will be having a special commemoration ceremony in his honour. Marianne Thompson. Lower Burial Ground Restoration Society

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