Stewart, Charles, 1775-1837

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Stewart, Charles, 1775-1837

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        Charles Stewart was born in Scotland on 13 April 1775. He studied at All Souls College, Corpus Christi College, and Oxford, obtaining a B.A. in 1795 and an M.A. in 1799. Oxford also awarded him the honorary degree of D.D. in 1816. Stewart was ordained a deacon in the United Church of England and Ireland in 1798 and a priest in 1799. From 1798 and 1807, he was the rector of the parish of Orton. In 1807, he came to Canada as a missionary, working in the County of Saint-Armand, Quebec until 1815, when he returned to England. He came back to Canada in 1817, however, continuing his missionary work in Charleston in the Eastern Townships from 1817 to 1819. The first travelling missionary in the Townships, from 1819 to 1825 Stewart worked in Ontario and Quebec (Diocese of Quebec) for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG). In 1826, he was consecrated Bishop of the Diocese and named to the Executive Council of Lower Canada. Reverend George Jehoshaphat Mountain succeeded to him as Bishop in 1836, and he returned to England, where he died the following year.


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