Davidson, Thomas Leslie, Dd
Davidson, Thomas Leslie, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 6, 1825. He went to Canada in 1833; in 1841 united with the Church; in 1843 entered the Baptist College in Montreal; in August 1847, was ordained pastor in Pickering, Ontario, continuing there till December 1850, when he went to the city of Brantford, and remained there till April 1860. During this pastorate he baptized three hundred and eight persons, and built two churches. He was at the same time editor of the Canadian Messenger, now the Canadian Baptist, assuming that position in 1854. In 1857 he was chosen secretary of the Baptist Missionary Convention of Ontario, and held the office for fifteen successive years. He was afterwards pastor at St. George (1860-66), Elgin (186673), and Guelph (1873-77). For one year after leaving the last place he was general financial and travelling secretary of the Ontario Baptist Convention. His last pastorates were in Chatham and Tiverton, Ontario. In 1858 he published a work on Baptism and Communion. He died in October 1883. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 308; Chicago Standard, October 25, 1883. (J.C.S.)