Bishop, Abraham John

Bishop, Abraham John a Wesleyan missionary, was born in the Island of Jersey. In 1792 he was sent as missionary to the province of New Brunswick. Making St. John's the basis and centre of his work, he pushed into the interior, visiting Sheffield, Fredericton, and Nashwaak. His labors were greatly blessed, and it was to the great grief of his friends that he departed, at the end of the year, for Grenada, W. I., at the appointment of Dr. Coke, in January, 1793, and, as was predicted, in Grenada he died, June 16 of the same year. "He was one of the holiest young men on earth. A useful preacher all the day long." See Minutes of the British Conference, 1794; Atmore, Meth. Memorial, s.v.; Smith [ T. W.], Hist. of Methodism in Eastern British America, p. 219 sq., 257.

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