Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852

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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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referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843 Houghton Library
referencedIn Johns, John, 1796-1876. John Johns papers, 1819-1876. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Southgate, Horatio, 1812-1894. Horatio Southgate papers, 1836-1879. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Episcopal Bishops collection, 1778-1911 William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Grace Church (Providence, R.I.). Records, 1829-1999. University of Rhode Island Library, Kingston, University Library
referencedIn Records of Grace Episcopal Church, 1829-2000 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
creatorOf Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852. Autograph letter signed : Providence, to J. Pierpont Morgan, 1851 Sept. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852. Journal of a tour to the West in 1839 : diary, 1839. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Henshaw, J. P. K. (John Prentiss Kewley), 1792-1852. John Prentiss Kewley Henshaw papers, 1814-1871. Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
creatorOf Kewley, John, 1770-1816?. Autograph letter signed : Middletown, to J.P.K. Henshaw, 1812 Dec. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Records of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, East Greenwich, R.I., 1815-2001 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
referencedIn White, William, 1748-1836. Papers, 1784-1873 Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
referencedIn Records of Grace Episcopal Church, 1829-2000 University of Rhode Island Library Special Collections and Archives Unit
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associatedWith Clowes, Timothy, 1787-1847. person
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associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Maryland. Standing Committee. corporateBody
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associatedWith Episcopal Church. Diocese of Rhode Island. Bishop (1843-1852 : Henshaw) corporateBody
associatedWith Grace Church (Providence, R.I.) corporateBody
associatedWith Johns, Henry V. D. (Henry Van Dyck), 1803-1859. person
correspondedWith Johns, John, 1796-1876. person
associatedWith Kemp, James, 1764-1827. person
associatedWith Kewley, John, 1770-1816? person
associatedWith Levington, William, 1793-1836. person
associatedWith Maryland State Colonization Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, person
associatedWith Southgate, Henry, 1818-1888. person
correspondedWith Southgate, Horatio, 1812-1894. person
correspondedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
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associatedWith St. Luke's Episcopal Church corporateBody
associatedWith Stokes, Elie W. person
associatedWith Stone, William Murray, 1779-1838. person
associatedWith St. Peter's Church (Baltimore, Md.) corporateBody
correspondedWith White, William, 1748-1836. person
associatedWith Whittingham, William Rollinson, 1805-1879. person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library corporateBody
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Birth 1792-06-13

Death 1852-07-19

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