Posted By:Tim Totten
Subject:Rev. Robert NEILL, 1839 minister to prisoners at Kingston
Post Date:December 10, 2004 at 12:34:19
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Marriage Register of Rev. Robert Neill, Seymour Township (Northumberland County, Ontario) 1840-1878

...Pioneer families gathered for worship services in their own homes or those of their neighbors. Because of the scarcity of ordained clergymen, traveling missionaries served vast territories...

...Rev. Robert Neill arrived in Canada in 1837 sponsored by the Glasgow Colonial Society. He spent some time in Lower Canada and also served as an assistant to Dr. Machar of St. Andrew's in Kingston. During this time, he ministered to several prisoners awaiting trial for treason following the Battle of Windmill Point in 1838.
On Jan. 29, 1840, Rev. Neill was ordained and inducted at the Allan property by the Auld Kirk Presbytery of Kingston as the minister of Seymour...

SOURCE: Library call # LIS-BMD-012-1
Marilyn Adams Genealogical Research Centre
Box 35, 528 County Road 19
Ameliasburg, Ontario, Canada K0K 1A0