Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852Variant names
First Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island.
From the description of John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw papers, 1814-1871. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 658058631
John Henshaw was born in Middletown, Connecticut to Daniel Henshaw and Sally Prentiss Henshaw on 13 June 1792. The family moved to Middlebury, Vermont, where John attended Middlebury College and graduated in 1808; he then attended Harvard University as a resident graduate for a year. After a visit to Middletown, Henshaw became interested in the Episcopal Church, although he was educated as a Congregationalist, and was baptized by the rector, Rev. Kewley. Henshaw took the name Kewley at the time of his baptism as a token of respect. He was ordained deacon in 1813, served at St. Ann's Church in Brooklyn, New York for three years, married Mary Gorham of Bristol, Rhode Island in 1814, and was ordained a priest in 1816. In the spring of 1817 he became rector of St. Peter's Church in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served for twenty-six years. In 1843 he was elected bishop of Rhode Island, Episcopal Church of the United States, where he served until his death in 1852. Henshaw published numerous sermons and essays.
From the description of Journal of a tour to the West in 1839 : diary, 1839. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 614020021
1st Protestant Episcopal bishop of Rhode Island.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1851 Sept. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270472064
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