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1 54   MEN OP CANADA.

REV. WM. WEBB PERCIVAI,,
M.A., Richmond Hill, York

County, Ont., was born at

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
on the 15th of November, 1841. He
is descended of Scotch-Irish parentage.
At the age of twelve he entered the
Grammar School of the Prince of
Vales College, where he remained six
years, and then studied for two years at
Mount Allison Academy, Sackville,
N.B. He received the degrees of B. A.
and M. A. from a university in the
United States. For four years he was
missionary in Bermuda, and then was
ordained as a minister of the Methodist

Church, on July 2nd, 1866, by the Rev. George Scott, D.D., of the British Wesleyan Conference. He held pastorates in succession in New Bruns-wick, the city of St. John's, Nfld., and Victoria, B.C., where he remained for three years. Having changed his views on doctrine and polity, he resigned his ministry in the Methodist Church, and was received into the Presbyterian Church at the General Assembly of 1887. Soon after he was called to his present charge. Mr. Percival was married on the 5th of July, 1866, to Annie, only daughter of Rev. Samuel McMasters.

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