Caswall, Henry, Dd
Caswall, Henry, D.D.
an Episcopal clergyman, was born at Yateley, Hampshire, England, in 1810, and educated chiefly at the grammar-school of Chigwell, Essex. When eighteen years of age, he came to America and graduated at Kenyon College, 0. After having been engaged for some years as a parish minister and professor of theology in this country, he returned to England in 1842, obtained a private act of Parliament recognizing the validity of his ordination in the United States, was appointed to the vicarage of Figheldean, Wiltshire, and became proctor in convocation for the diocese of Sarum, and prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral. He returned to America about 1868 and died at Franklin, Pa., Dec. 17, 1870. The main object of his life was to promote the consolidation and to increase the power of the great religious organization connected with the English Reformation. His principal work is America and the American Church (1839; 2d ed. 1851). See Encyclop. Britannica (9th ed.), s.v.