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Rev. Thomas Shreve

Thomas Shreve (2 January 1755, New York - 21 August 1816, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia) was a Loyalist during the American Revolution and later served as the first rector of St. George's Anglican Church (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia) (1787) and then became a prominent minister of St. John's Anglican Church (Lunenburg), Nova Scotia. [1] [2]

During the American Revolution he studied at King's College (present-day Columbia University) and then as Assistant Barracks Master. He was a Captain in the De Lancey's Brigade and Lieut. in 82nd Regiment of Foot (1777)). [3] He came to Nova Scotia as a loyalist and settled in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia (1874). He went to England to become a missionary and joined the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts and then returned to be rector at St. George's Anglican Church (Parrsboro, Nova Scotia) (1787). [4] [5] In 1803, he moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and served as their missionary for 13 years until his death in 1816. He was buried in the crypt of St. John's Anglican Church. [6]

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  1. Richmond B. Shreve. A History of the Shreve Family in Nova Scotia and the United States (1976), Nova Scotia Archives.
  2. Bathurst, Henry (1810). A sermon preached before the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts at their anniversary meeting in the parish church of St. Mary le Bow, on Friday, February 16, 1810 / [microform]. ISBN   9780665648793.
  4. Dorothy Meyerhof. Information about Thomas Shreve
  5. Shreve, Thomas. A sermon, preached at St. Paul's Church, in Halifax, before the Provincial Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Ancient Masons, June 24th, 1803, dn [sic] the celebration of St. John the Baptist / by Thomas Shreve. Halifax [N.S.] : Printed by A. Gay, [1803?]
  6. Judith Fingard, The Anglican Design in Loyalist Nova Scotia, 1783-1816. London: SPCK, 1972, 47.