Person record: SMITHURST, Reverend John  (1809-1867)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameReverend John SMITHURST
Relevance of this personmissionary who used a lantern 
Main period of activity1839-1851
Other internet resourcessee record in VIAF (Virtual International Authority File)
Short biography

Reverend Smithurst arrived in Rupert's Land in September 1839 after being commissioned by the Church Missionary Society. He was the first missionary in the region to learn Cree. After twelve years of ministry at the Red River Colony, he resigned his post in 1851. He briefly returned to England before emegrating to Elora in 1852.

9 September 1809born atLea, Derbyshire, England
10 September 1836 – 185127memberCMS
February 1840 – 1851residentIndian Settlement, Manitoba, Canada
September 186757died atElora, Ontario, Canada
Texts linked to this personCorrespondence (unpublished)s (1)

John Smithurst, Letter from Rev Smithurst to D Coates (29 December 1845)

Lucerna ID no. 6004922Record created by Mary Borgo and Richard Crangle. Last updated 13 June 2017