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Rev. Thomas Shreve

Thomas Shreve (2 January 1755, New York - 21 August 1816, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia) was an 18th century Anglican minister.


Thomas Shreve was born on January 2nd, 1755. He studied at Anglican ministry at King's College. A loyalist during the Revolutionary War, he served as Assistant Barracks Master in New York and was a Captain in the De Lancey's Brigade and Lieut. in 82nd Regiment of Foot (1777). [1]

After the war, he came to Nova Scotia 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). [2] [3] In 1803, he moved to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia and served as their missionary for 13 years until his death on the 21st of August, 1816. He was buried in the crypt of St. John's Anglican Church. [4]

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  2. Dorothy Meyerhof. Information about Thomas Shreve
  3. 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?]
  4. Judith Fingard, The Anglican Design in Loyalist Nova Scotia, 1783-1816. London: SPCK, 1972, 47.