John Frost (minister)

Rev. John Frost (22 Oct. 1716 Kittery, ME - 13 July 1779, Argyle, NS; went to Argyle, Nova Scotia) was the first ordained protestant minister in present-day Canada.wikipedia
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(Ten months later Rev Bruin Romkes Comingo was officially ordained as the first minister.) The "irregular ordination" happened on 21 September 1769.
(His ordination was proceeded by the irregular ordination of John Frost (minister) in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia.)

Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

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Governor Legge began to target prominent Protestant dissenters of the St. Matthew's Church: John Fillis and judge William Smith and John Frost (minister).

Kittery, Maine

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Rev. John Frost (22 Oct. 1716 Kittery, ME - 13 July 1779, Argyle, NS; went to Argyle, Nova Scotia) was the first ordained protestant minister in present-day Canada.

Municipality of the District of Argyle

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Rev. John Frost (22 Oct. 1716 Kittery, ME - 13 July 1779, Argyle, NS; went to Argyle, Nova Scotia) was the first ordained protestant minister in present-day Canada.

Nova Scotia

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Rev. John Frost (22 Oct. 1716 Kittery, ME - 13 July 1779, Argyle, NS; went to Argyle, Nova Scotia) was the first ordained protestant minister in present-day Canada.

Chebogue, Nova Scotia

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Two years earlier, on 18 December 1767, the Chebogue church (near present-day Yarmouth) chose Frost to be its minister.

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

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Two years earlier, on 18 December 1767, the Chebogue church (near present-day Yarmouth) chose Frost to be its minister.

American Revolution

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He was also one of two Nova Scotians convicted of sedition for joining the rebellion in the American Revolution.

List of lieutenant governors of Nova Scotia

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On 23 August 1775, the Governor of Nova Scotia Francis Legge dismissed Mr. Frost, JP, from his magistrate’s office for expressing the hope, during one of his sermons, that “the British forces in America might be returned to England confuted and confused.” He was summarily dismissed from all Government employment.

Francis Legge

On 23 August 1775, the Governor of Nova Scotia Francis Legge dismissed Mr. Frost, JP, from his magistrate’s office for expressing the hope, during one of his sermons, that “the British forces in America might be returned to England confuted and confused.” He was summarily dismissed from all Government employment.

Timothy Houghton

Through the trials for sedition, the Nova Scotia (Loyalist) government at Halifax was able to establish the “legal repression and the general criminalization of political dissent.” Houghton's trail was only one of two in the province (John Frost (minister) was the other) that were successfully prosecuted.