Townley, Adam

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Townley, Adam

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A Church of England clergyman and active author on religious matters.


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Rev. Townley originally prepared for the Wesleyan Methodist Church but left to join the Church of England. He was ordained priest in April 1841, serving as curate at Trinity Church in Thornhill [Ontario] for two years. He then served as the first Rector of St. Paul's church in Dunnville [Ontario]. He was eventually named Canon of Huron Cathedral. Throughout his career, Rev. Townley wrote many articles and pamphlets on church matters. With Rev. Edward H. Dewar, he edited the "Churchman's Friend," a monthly publication that ran from 1855-1857.

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Thomson, C.E. (Charles Edward) (1832-1903)

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Thomson, C.E. (Charles Edward)

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Townley, Adam

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Adam Townley was step-father to C.E. Thomson.

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AMICUS No.: 182715

Wellington County Museum & Archives holds a large body of Rev. Townley's correspondence. Accession # A2015.37.4; Title: "Reverend Adam Townley (1808-1887), Paris, Ontario, letters, accounts, 1834-1887." [Accessed July 18, 2016]

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