Dewar, Edward H.

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Dewar, Edward H.

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Reverend Dewar was a Church of England clergyman. Born 1812 at Amherstburg, Upper Canada, died 1862 at Thornhill, Canada West.


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Although born in Upper Canada, Edward Henry Dewar received his education in Hamburg, Germany and Oxford, England. Returning to North America in 1851, the Reverend Dewar spent many years in Sandwich (later Windsor), Canada West. In 1855, Rev. Dewar and Rev. Adam Townley began editing the "Churchman's Friend," a monthly publication that participated in the lively theological debates of the era. It folded in 1857. Rev. Dewar moved closer to Toronto in 1859, serving as rector to the parish at Thornhill until his death in 1862.

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AMICUS No.:132631

Christopher Headon, “DEWAR, EDWARD HENRY,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 9, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed May 20, 2016,

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