John Seccombe

Rev. John Seccombe (25 April 1708-27 October 1792) was an author, a founder of Chester, Nova Scotia and was “the best-known and most highly respected clergyman in Nova Scotia.”.wikipedia
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Chester, Nova Scotia

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Rev. John Seccombe (25 April 1708-27 October 1792) was an author, a founder of Chester, Nova Scotia and was “the best-known and most highly respected clergyman in Nova Scotia.”. He left Massachusetts and helped establish Chester, Nova Scotia with Timothy Houghton (1759).
During this time some of the New England immigrants proved to be neither neutral nor loyal in the conflict, including founders Timothy Houghton and John Seccombe against whom criminal charges were brought for sedition.

Harvard, Massachusetts

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Seccombe graduated Harvard College (1728) and then became the first minister of the town of Harvard, Massachusetts, where he stayed for 25 years (1733 -1757).
The first minister was Rev. John Seccombe, serving from 1733 to 1757.

Bruin Romkes Comingo

He ordained the first Presbyterian minister in British North America Bruin Romkes Comingo.
He was ordained by Rev. John Seccombe.

Timothy Houghton

He left Massachusetts and helped establish Chester, Nova Scotia with Timothy Houghton (1759).
Houghton along with Reverend John Seccombe founded the Chester Township.

Nova Scotia in the American Revolution

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The government arraigned dissenters John Seccombe and jailed Timothy Houghton for sedition (incitement to rebellion).

St. Matthew's United Church (Halifax)

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He also preached at St. Matthew’s Church in Halifax.

Broadside ballad

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He was also the author of Father Abbey's Will, which was printed as a poem and a broadsheet over 30 times throughout the 18th century in England and America.

Harvard College

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Seccombe graduated Harvard College (1728) and then became the first minister of the town of Harvard, Massachusetts, where he stayed for 25 years (1733 -1757).

Battle of Fort Cumberland

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In the wake of the American patriot rebellion in the Siege of Fort Cumberland, in 1776, along with other members of St. Matthew's Church, Seccombe was arraigned by the Nova Scotia Council for having American patriot sympathies.

Jonathan Belcher (jurist)

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He went on to write the eulogies for the wives of Jonathan Belcher and Benjamin Green.

Benjamin Green (merchant)

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He went on to write the eulogies for the wives of Jonathan Belcher and Benjamin Green.