Avard, Adam Clarke
Avard, Adam Clarke a Wesleyan Methodist minister in Nova Scotia, was born in tile island of Guernsey. When he was about six years old (1806) his parents emigrated to Prince Edward Island, and Adam' commenced the study of law in Charlottetown. He was converted under the ministry of John Hick, and entered the ministry in 1818; labored at Newport and Wilmot, N. S., and Fredericton, N. B.; saw revivals attend his preaching, and in 1820 was appointed by the British Conference to commence a mission among the Esquimaux of Labrador. But in the midst of extensive usefulness in Fredericton death intervened, March 15,1821. Humble, yet dignified; zealous, but cautious; social, yet serious, Avard, had a pleasing style and a benignant countenance. See Huestis, Memorials of Ministers in East. Brit. America (Halifax, N. S., 1872, 16mo), p. 7; Minutes of the British Conference (8vo ed.), 1821, v, 203.