Rev Abraham Beach

Rev Abraham Beach

Cheshire, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Death 11 Sep 1828 (aged 88)
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 19276521 · View Source
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Rector of the church from 1767-1784. Active in organizing the Episcopal Church in America. Died in his 88th year.

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Missionary and Loyalist. Born in Cheshire, Connecticut, Beach graduated from Yale in 1747, became an Episcopalian, and studied for the ministry under Samuel Johnson. He went to England and was ordained deacon on May 17, 1767, and priest on June 14, 1767. He served as a missionary for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) at New Brunswick and Piscataway, New Jersey, 1767-1784. He was a Loyalist during the American Revolution, during which he did not officiate and his church was closed. After the war, he played a major role in the church's reorganization of in New Jersey and America. From 1784 to 1811, he was assistant minister at Trinity Church, New York City, and from 1811 to 1813, he was assistant rector there. Beach was elected president of the House of Deputies at the 1801, 1804, and 1808 General Conventions. He retired to New Brunswick in 1813 and died there.
Burr, Nelson R. The Anglican Church in New Jersey. Philadelphia: Church Historical Society, 1954.


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