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Christopher Rawson was born in England on October 20, 1842, and was educated at Eton. The family came to Canada in 1859 and settled in Lennoxville at Elmwood, the former residence of Rev. Lucius Doolittle. Christopher Rawson was a student in arts and theology at Bishop's College from 1861 to 1866. He won the Prince of Wales medal in 1865 and was Mountain Jubilee Scholar in 1866. He received his M.A. in 1868. On December 28, 1865 he married Jane Amelia Forsyth Grant, daughter of Charles Forsyth Grant of Montreal. A daughter, Mabel Rawson was born on November 1, 1866. Christopher Rawson was ordained in 1867. He served first as curate at Picton, Ontario, and in 1870 was appointed assistant minister at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec City, a position which he held until 1883, when he returned to England. He died at Brathay, in the English Lake District, on July 29, 1899.