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Mountain, George Jehoshaphat


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a noted American ecclesiastic, son of the following, was born in Norwich, England, July 27, 1789, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1810. He entered holy orders in 1813, and was appointed evening lecturer in his father's cathedral. In 1814 he was nominated rector of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and in 1817 rector of Quebec and bishop's official. In 1821 he became archdeacon, and in 1825, during a mission to England, he received the degree of D.D. On his return, bishop Stuvard appointed him his examining chaplain, and in 1835 he was sent to England on business connected with the question of the clergy reserves. While there he was appointed bishop of Montreal, and given the entire charge of the Episcopal Church in Lower Canada. He continued to administer the dioceses of Quebec and Montreal till 1850, when he assumed the title of bishop of Quebec. In 1844 he visited the missions on Red River, and furnished a description of his journeys in Songs of the Wilderness (Lond. 1846). He died in Quebec, January 8, 1863. He was the founder of Bishop's College, Lennoxville, and of the Church Society, spending most of his income for these institutions and for charitable purposes. Some time before his death he declined the dignity of metropolitan of Canada. He published Sermons and Addresses, and a Journal of a North-west American Mission (Lond. 1843). See Am. Church Rev. 1863, page 156.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Mountain, George Jehoshaphat'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/m/mountain-george-jehoshaphat.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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