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Bethune, Alexander Neil
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Alexander Neil Bethune was the second Bishop of Toronto for the Anglican church, serving from 1867-1879.
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Born in 1800 at Williamstown, Charlottenburg Township, Upper Canada, Bethune belonged to the Church of England and was a close student and associate of John Strachan, the first Bishop of Toronto (1839-1867). Consecrated as Bishop Strachan's coadjutor in January 1867, Bethune took the title of Bishop of Niagara, which was still part of the diocese of Toronto at the time. Bishop Strachan died in November 1867, with Bishop Bethune inheriting the position of Bishop of Toronto. He adopted the signature "A. N. Toronto." Bishop Bethune died in Toronto, ON in 1879.
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AMICUS No. 45753
Arthur N. Thompson, “BETHUNE, ALEXANDER NEIL,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 10, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed May 19, 2016, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/bethune_alexander_neil_10E.html.