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ME-N OED CANADA.   479

REV GEO. BOYD

pastor of Queen's

Avenue Methodist Church, London, Ont., was born February 13th, 1547, at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He received his primary education at the public and Grammar schools, by private tuition in Glasgow, and then finished at Mount Allison College, Sackville, N.B. When a boy Mr. Boyd had all ambition to become a practical engineer, and Nvorked at that trade for several years. He, however, felt called to the nliiiistry, and in the year, iS69, became a local preacher ill connection with the John Street Wesleyan Church, Glasgow. He vas brought up it,. the Presbyterian faith, but, at the age of fourteen, was converted ill the Methodist Church, and united with that denomination. In the year 1572 lie went to Newfoundland,

where lie joined the Wes-

leyan Methodist Conference, and m-as ordained in 1877. He continued in that Conference for eighteen years, when, ill the year i8go, he was transferred to the London Conference. While iu the Newfoundland Conference he travelled the following circuits : Portde-Grave, Cupids, Carbonear, Harbour Grace and St. John's, remaining on the two circuits in the latter place for sit years. He then became pastor of his present charge. At the Conference of 18gi he was elected chairman of the London District. Mr. Boyd was twice secretary of the Newfoundland Conference, and its president in iSS6. He

was one of the representatives of that Conference to the General Conference of 1SS2 at Hamilton, of the Union General Conference at Belleville in iSS5, and of the Conference at Toronto in iS86. He leas been the represeirtative of his Conference to the General Board of llissioiis on several occasions. He is an eloquent and earnest preacher, a diligent and sympathizing pastor, and is greatly beloved. He is also a strong advocate of temperance. Mr. Boyd was united in marriage with Miss Bartlett, daughter of Isaac Bartlett, of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland, o11 the 23rd of August, 1577.

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