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Seabury, Samuel
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(Nov 30, 1729, Groton, CT – Feb 25, 1796, New London, CT). After ordination in the Church of England (1753), Seabury served as a missionary in several American parishes. During the American Revolution (North America: I, 2), he remained a Loyalist. Nominated the first bishop in the Protestant Episcopal Church, he was consecrated in Aberdeen in 1784 by bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church. He then became rector of St. James’ parish church, New London, bishop of Connecticut, and (1790) bishop of Rhode Island.

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Carter, Grayson, “Seabury, Samuel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025411>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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