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258   \LIEN OP CANADA.

REV. PERCIVAL L. SPENCER, of

Thorold, Ont.,was born at Portsmouth, Eng., on the 25th of March, 1845. He came to Canada with his mother in 1853 and joined his brothers, who had previously emigrated to Holland township, County of Grey, a tract their chiefly forest. He received his yottthful education at Owen Sound Grammar School. After obtaining a first-class certificate before the County Board, and afterwards at the Normal School, Toronto, he taught school for ten rears in county, village, town and city. He then proceeded to Trinity College, Toronto, at which, under the late Provost Whitaker, he took the theological course. At the close lie obtained four volumes of Alford's Greek Testament, along with Bishop Aloberly's Bampton Lectures as " his moiety of the Hatntiltott

Memorial Prize for 1873,

and also the prize in the aniittal examination of the theological class for the year 1873." He was made deacon in St. James Cathedral, Toronto, on October 18th, 1873, and ordained priest in St. James Church, Dundas, Oil October 11th, 1874, by the late Bishop Bethune. After spending a few months in Alicaster, and three years in Wellington Square as curate, he removed to Palmerston, where he remained until i880. In the beginning of that year lie was appointed incumbent of Elora and Alma, in which parish he continued for seven years. While he was iu Elora he was made Rural Dean of

Wellington County by the late Bishop Faller. He took a deep interest at this time in educational affairs, being for two years president of the Mechanics' Institute, a High School trustee, and president of the High School Literary Society. In 1887 he was appointed rector of Thorold and Port Robinson by the present Bishop of Niagara. On leaving Flora he was presented with an illuminated address by the clergy of the Rural Deanery of «'ellington County. He was married on June 1st, 1875, to S. E. Emma Selby, daughter of Thomas Selby, Esq., of Nelson, now of Toronto.

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