Seabury, Samuel, 1729-1796Variant names
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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|New York (N.Y.)|
|New York (State)|
|New York (State)--New York|
|Sermons, American--18th century|
|Translation to heaven|
|Funeral service--Episcopal Church|
|Fasts and feasts|