John Clinch

John Clinch

Birth
Cirencester, Cotswold District, Gloucestershire, England
Death 22 Nov 1819 (aged 70)
Trinity, Bonavista-Trinity Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Burial Trinity, Bonavista-Trinity Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Memorial ID 7028268 · View Source
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Doctor, Missionary. Born in England, he trained with Edward Jenner, who developed the smallpox vaccine. In 1775, he went to Newfoundland where he settled permanently in 1783. While in Newfoundland, a smallpox outbreak formed in the city of Trinity and, remembering his work with Jenner, he had some vaccine sent from England. By 1800, he had introduced the Jenner Vaccine to British North America. He was also a well-known authority on the Beothuk Natives. The Beothuks lived on the island before the Europeans discovered it and named it Newfoundland.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 22 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7028268
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Clinch (9 Jan 1749–22 Nov 1819), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7028268, citing Saint Paul’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Trinity, Bonavista-Trinity Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .