Byrne, James T
Byrne, James T.
an English Congregational minister, was born in London, Jan. 29,1810. He was converted and joined the Church in early life; was ordained in 1838 at Great Yarmouth; settled at Gorleston, Norfolk; and later, in the same year, sailed for Canada, under the auspices of the Colonial Missionary Society. He first settled at L'Original, on the Ottawa; then at Bytown, now Ottawa City; and subsequently at Brockville, whence he removed to Whitby, commencing his stated ministry in that place in October, 1851. On terminating his pastorate at Whitby, he accepted an invitation from the French Canadian Missionary Society to become their agent, to preach and lecture wherever he could get a hearing. In this sphere he worked. with great zeal until his death, Nov. 21, 1874. In this excellent man society lost a sweet example, and religion a bright ornament. See (Lond.) Cong. Year- book, 1876, p. 320.