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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada ()
 

The Rev. John Stuart

1740-1811

 
 
The Rev. John Stuart Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
1. The Rev. John Stuart Marker
Inscription.  Born in Pennsylvania, Stuart was ordained in 1770 and sent to Fort Hunter, N.Y., as 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.
 
Erected by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 44° 13.757′ N, 76° 28.949′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker is on King Street East just north of Johnson Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of Saint George's Anglican Cathedral. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 270 King Street East, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3B1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The Rev. John Stuart Marker • <i>wide view<br>(Saint George's Anglican Cathedral in background)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
2. The Rev. John Stuart Marker • wide view
(Saint George's Anglican Cathedral in background)
are within walking distance of this marker. Kingston Custom House / Bâtiment des Douanes de Kingston (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Meeting of the Executive Council of Upper Canada (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kingston Post Office / Bureau de Poste de Kingston (about 90 meters away); The King's Royal Regiment of New York (about 180 meters away); The Market Battery (about 210 meters away); Bishop Alexander Macdonell (about 210 meters away); Louis de Buade Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Molly Brant (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .  John Stuart. His contribution to the religious development of the Kingston area cannot be overestimated. He started the first school west of the Ottawa River, initially in his home, then in a government building. Later a grammar school was opened in which his son George was the first teacher. At the beginning, church services were held in the barracks and then in a new church, known as St George’s, built in 1792 and twice enlarged. (Submitted on January 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Saint Georges Anglican Cathedral Sanctuary image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
3. Saint Georges Anglican Cathedral Sanctuary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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