Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796

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Loyalist Connecticut clergyman, physician, First Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut, and son of prominent clergyman Samuel Seabury (1706-1764); as an opponent of the revolutionary cause, Seabury retired to New York City during the war, practicing medicine and serving as chaplain and physician to the king's American regiment.

From the description of Account book, 1780-1781. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58776033

Samuel Seabury, first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America, was bishop at St. James Church, New London, Conn., 1785-1796.

From the description of The grace of God that bringeth salvation, ca. 1785-1796. WorldCat record id: 26271847

First Episcopal Bishop of Connecticut and first bishop of the American Episcopal Church.

From the description of Samuel Seabury papers, 1784-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663999051

Seabury was the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America.

From the description of [Sermon by Samuel Seabury, 1773?]. (New England Historic Genealogical Society). WorldCat record id: 50844665

Samuel Seabury was born in 1729 in Groton, Connecticut. He attended Yale College and was ordained a priest of the Anglican Church in 1753. During the Revolutionary War Seabury supported the Loyalist cause and served as chaplain of the King's American regiment. In 1784 Seabury was consecrated the first bishop of the Episcopal Church in America. He served as bishop of Connecticut and Rhode Island until his death in 1796.

From the description of Samuel Seabury collection, 1727-1896 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122513777

Samuel Seabury, first Bishop of the Diocese of Connecticut, born in Groton November 30, 1729, died in New London, February 25, 1796; graduated Yale in 1748 and went to the University of Edinburgh to study medicine but turned to theology; in 1753 he was ordained deacon and two days later priest; sent by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel as a missionary to New Brunswick in 1754 and espoused the cause of the Anglicans who were fighting for control of the proposed Kings College, New York; wrote newspaper articles in their behalf, thus beginning his career as a "controversialist and pamphleteer;" served in Jamaica, Long Island, where he also practiced medicine; he and his colleagues began their literary struggle to keep the colonies loyal to the crown and his most important pamphlets were signed A.W. Farmer; imprisoned and released during the Revolutionary War and after the war was selected for Episcopal consecration which he received in Scotland from the Non-juring Scottish prelates (the English Anglican clergy did not think they could perform this ceremony); returned to America as rector of St. James Church, New London and Bishop of Connecticut until his death.

Evert Bancker, surveyor and member/speaker of the New York state assembly?

From the description of Letter to Evert Bancker, 1792 December 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 57620971

Bishop of Connecticut.

Seabury was the first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.

From the description of Papers, 1718-1814, 1770-1796 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155475360

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referencedIn Chase, Philander, 1775-1852. Philander Chase papers, 1808-1876. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952,. Bishops' papers, 1761-1943. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Occasional prayers and offices. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Bishop Samuel Seabury letter, 1795 January 10, to Reverend Abraham Jarvis, Middletown, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. The grace of God that bringeth salvation, ca. 1785-1796. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Account book, 1780-1781. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Episcopal Church. Diocese of Connecticut. Connecticut Episcopal Church records, 1705-1851 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Seabury family papers, 1784-1867 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Coke, Thomas, 1747-1814. [Letters to Bishops White and Seabury] Drew University Library, Rose Memorial Library
creatorOf Henderson, Matthew H. Essays on various religious subjects Nashotah House
referencedIn Episcopal Bishops collection, 1778-1911 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Protestant Episcopal bishops collection, 1740-1950 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Sermon, undated [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Peters, Samuel, 1735-1826. Papers, 1787-1822. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Letter to Evert Bancker, 1792 December 6. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. [Sermon by Samuel Seabury, 1773?]. New England Historic Genealogical Society
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Papers, 1718-1814, 1770-1796 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn St. Mark's Library (General Theological Seminary). [Exhibition cards: Samuel Seabury documents]. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
referencedIn Protestant Episcopal Bishops collection, 1740-1950 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Sermon, Undated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
creatorOf [Seabury], Samuel, 1729-1796. Tilley Bronson license as Deacon, 1786 September 22. Connecticut Historical Society
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. The wise men, [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Temple, Nelson, Lloyd, Vassall, and Borland family papers, 1611-1862 (bulk 1700-1831) Houghton Library
referencedIn Dover Public Library (Dover, N.H.). Dover Public Library collection II, 1690-1913 (bulk 1803-1871). New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Certificate of ordination for Robert Fowle, 1791 June 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ashton, Leonora Sill,. Bishops' and lay leaders' correspondence, 1788-1913. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Vance, Clarence H. (Clarence Hayden). Papers, 1913-1960. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Letters regarding his consecration as bishop of Connecticut and miscellaneous letters to and from members of the episcopal clergy in Connecticut, especially Rev. Samuel Peters. Connecticut State Library, CSL
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Autograph letter signed : New London, to Rev. Tillotson Brunson, 1789 Apr. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Seabury, William Jones, 1837-1916. Papers, 1862-1916. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Clarence Hayden Vance Papers, 1913-1960. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. A burial office for infants who depart this life before they have poluted their baptism by actual sin. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
referencedIn St. Mark's Library (General Theological Seminary). [Exhibition cards: Samuel Seabury documents, 1989 exhibit]. Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Samuel Seabury collection, 1727-1896 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Samuel Seabury papers, 1784-1884. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Autograph letter signed : New London, to Parker, 1789 Aug. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Seabury, Samuel, 1762-1795. Account book, 1783-1819. Gadsden Public Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Autograph letter signed : New London, to Parker, 1794 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Manning papers, Manning (James) papers, 1761-1827, (bulk 1765-1791) John Hay Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1706-1764. Samuel Seabury account book, 1746-1811. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Autograph letter signed : New London, to Brunson, 1791 May 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf [Seal stamp of Samuel Seabury] Christoph Keller, Jr. Library, Keller Library
creatorOf Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796. Autograph letter signed (7) : New London, to Rev. Sam. Parker, 1785 Aug. 19-1788 Dec. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Brunson, Tillotson, person
associatedWith Chase, Philander, 1775-1852. person
associatedWith Church of England corporateBody
associatedWith Church of Jesus (Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Claggett, Thomas John. person
associatedWith Coke, Thomas, 1747-1814. person
associatedWith Duke, William, 1757-1840. person
associatedWith Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Connecticut. corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Connecticut. Bishop (1784-1796 : Seabury). corporateBody
associatedWith Episcopal Church in Scotland corporateBody
associatedWith Freemasons. corporateBody
associatedWith Gardiner, W. C. (Walter Clarke), d. 1810. person
associatedWith Green, William, Reverend. person
associatedWith Jarvis, Arthur. person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1696-1772. person
associatedWith Lansdowne, George Granville, Baron, 1667-1735. person
associatedWith Manning, James, 1738-1791 person
associatedWith Moore, Benjamin, 1748-1816. person
associatedWith Munificence (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, person
associatedWith Parker, person
associatedWith Parker, Sam, person
associatedWith Peters, Samuel, 1735-1826. person
associatedWith Robbins, Howard Chandler, 1876-1952, person
associatedWith Seabury, Charles, 1770-1844. person
associatedWith Seabury, Samuel, 1706-1764. person
associatedWith Seabury, Samuel, 1762-1795. person
associatedWith Seabury, William Jones, 1837-1916. person
associatedWith Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain) corporateBody
associatedWith Southgate, Horatio, 1812-1894. person
associatedWith St. Mark's Library (General Theological Seminary) corporateBody
associatedWith Vance, Clarence H. (Clarence Hayden) person
associatedWith White, William, Bp., 1748-1836. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
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Connecticut
United States
Connecticut
Mexico
Connecticut
New York (N.Y.)
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
Maryland
Subject
Sermons, American--18th century
Sermons--History--18th century
Translation to heaven
Funeral service--Episcopal Church
Christian union--Sermons
Clergy
Medicine
Anglican Communion--Liturgy--Texts
Bishop
Fasts and feasts
Dissenters, Religious
Decedents' estates
American loyalists
Church dedication
Anglican chants
Confirmation--Episcopal Church
Sailors--Medical care
Occupation
Physicians
Bishops
Clergy
Seamen
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Birth 1729-11-30

Death 1796-02-25

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