Lyell, Thomas, Dd

Lyell, Thomas, D.D., a minister of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born in Richmond County, Virginia, May 13, 1775. Though educated in the Protestant Episcopal Church, he became in early life a Methodist, and officiated on the Frederick Circuit, Va., also in Providence, R.I., and was chaplain to Congress. In 1804, however, he became rector of Christ's Church, N.Y., and remained ever after in that connection. In 1803 he was made A.M. by Brown University, and in 1822 D.D. by Columbia College. Through a long ministry he held on the even tenor of his way, and was an active member of almost every institution connected with the diocese of New York. He died March 4, 1848. — Sprague, Annals, 5:495.

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