Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


John Jenkins


Jenkins, John (1813-1898), clergyman, was born in Exeter, England, in 1813, and was educated at Mount Radford College, Exeter, and the Hoxton Theological Institution, London. He was ordained to the ministry of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in 1837, and for some years was a missionary in India. He accepted later the charge of a Methodist church in Montreal, Canada ; but in 1853 he joined the Presbyterian Church, and after spending ten years in Philadelphia, he became pastor of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Montreal. In 1878 he was elected moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. He retired from parochial work in 1881; and he died in 1898. He was the author of A Protestant's appeal to the Douai Bible and other Roman Catholic standards (Montreal, 1853), The faithful minister: A memorial of the late Rev. William Squire (Montreal, 1853), Pauperism in great cities (Philadelphia, 1854), Thoughts on the crisis (Philadelphia, 1860), Canada's thanksgiving for national blessings (Montreal, 1865), and Address at the opening of the new High School, Montreal (Montreal, 1878).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. III, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 396p., p. 296.

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