The parishes and clergy of the Anglican Diocese of Huron at its establishment in 1857 were:-

In parish name order
Adelaide, Rev. H. Mortimer;
Amherstburg, Rev. W. Mack;
Bayfield, Rev. Robert Campbell;
Brantford, Rev. James Campbell Usher;
Burford, Rev. J. Padfield;
Chatham, Rev. Francis William Sandys;
Colchester, Rev. Francis Gore Elliott;
Dawn or Zoan Mills,  (now called as Florence)  Rev. John Gunn;
Delaware, Rev. Richard Flood;
Dereham, Norwich and Otterville, Rev. Mr. Young.
Eastwood, Rev. T. B. Robarts;
Galt,  (now part of Cambridge)   Rev. Michael Boomer;
Goderich, Rev. A. Ellwood;
Grand River, Rev. J. Kennedy;
Haysville, Rev. W. B. Rally;
Huntingford, Rev. Frederick Dawson Fauquier;
Ingersoll and Beachville, Rev. J. W. Marsh;
London Township,  (now Middlesex Centre)   Rev. Charles Crosbie Brough;
London, Rev. Benjamin Cronyn, Rev. H. O'Neill;
Sandwich,  (now part of Windsor)   Rev. E. H. Dewar;
Mohawk, Rev. A. Nelles;
Moore, Rev. A. Williams;
Morpeth, Rev. C. C. Johnson;
Mount Pleasant and Waterloo, Rev. E. R. Stimson;
Paris, Rev. Adam Townley;
Owen Sound, Rev. Arthur Hill Ringland Mulholland;
Port Burwell. Rev. H. P. Jessop;
Port Stanley, Rev. James Mockridge;
St. Marys, Rev. Archibald Lampman;
St. Thomas, Rev. A. St. George Caulfield;
Sarnia, Rev. George J. R. Salter;
Saugeen, Rev. T. P. Hodge;
Simcoe, Rev. Francis Evans, D.C.L., Rev. R. S. Birch;
Stratford, Rev. Ephraim Patterson;
Tuscarora, Rev. Adam Elliott;
Tyrconnell, Rev. H. Holland;
Walpole Island, Rev. Andrew Jamieson;
Warwick, Rev. T. Smyth;
Woodstock, Rev. William Bettridge;
In clergyman's name order
Rev. William Bettridge, Woodstock;
Rev. R. S. Birch, Simcoe;
Rev. Michael Boomer, Galt;
Rev. Charles Crosbie Brough, London Township;
Rev. Robert Campbell, Bayfield;
Rev. A. St. George Caulfield, St. Thomas;
Rev. Benjamin Cronyn, London;
Rev. E. H. Dewar, Sandwich;
Rev. A. Ellwood, Goderich;
Rev. Adam Elliott, Tuscarora;
Rev. Francis Gore Elliott, Colchester;
Rev. Francis Evans, D.C.L., Simcoe;
Rev. Frederick Dawson Fauquier, Huntingford;
Rev. Richard Flood, Delaware;
Rev. John Gunn, Dawn or Zoan Mills;
Rev. T. P. Hodge, Saugeen;
Rev. H. Holland, Tyrconnell;
Rev. H. P. Jessop, Port Burwell;
Rev. C. C. Johnson, Morpeth;
Rev. Andrew Jamieson, Walpole Island;
Rev. Archibald Lampman, St. Marys;
Rev. J. W. Marsh, Ingersoll and Beachville;
Rev. W. Mack, Amherstburg;
Rev. James Mockridge, Port Stanley;
Rev. H. Mortimer, Adelaide;
Rev. Arthur Hill Ringland Mulholland, Owen Sound;
Rev. A. Nelles, Mohawk;
Rev. H. O'Neill, London;
Rev. J. Kennedy, Grand River;
Rev. Ephraim Patterson, Stratford;
Rev. J. Padfield, Burford;
Rev. W. B. Rally, Haysville;
Rev. T. B. Robarts, Eastwood;
Rev. George J. R. Salter, Sarnia;
Rev. A. Williams, Moore;
Rev. Francis William Sandys, Chatham;
Rev. T. Smyth, Warwick;
Rev. E. R. Stimson, Mount Pleasant and Waterloo;
Rev. Adam Townley, Paris;
Rev. James Campbell Usher, Brantford;
Rev. Mr. Young, Dereham, Norwich and Otterville.


The Clergy of the Diocese of Huron

The first clergyman who laboured within the Diocese of Huron was the Rev. Richard P. Pollard, who was appointed to Sandwich in 1803, the same year that Bishop Strachan was sent to Cornwall. The war in Europe absorbed the attention of the mother country, and the population of Canada remained stationary till it and the American War of 1812 were ended, and yet Mr. Pollard reported that in his district on the Thames there were, in 1807, 500 souls without a minister, church, or school, while in another settlement there were 200 people in the same condition. And these were only instances of the destitution of settlements that were being made all through the country.

The Rev. Mr. Hough seems to have been the first clergyman appointed to the exclusive charge of the Mohawk Mission near Brantford. Of him Bishop Stewart writes--"Mr. Hough seems to me particularly suited to the duties of this mission. His benevolent and gentle disposition, and especially his firmness of character, of which while at Brantford I saw more than one instance, has gained for him the respect and attachment of the Indians." They were themselves of the same opinion, as they publicly expressed their gratitude to the Bishop for sending them so good a clergyman, and they say that his kindness to them arid their children had already produced visibly good effects upon their habits.

The other chief men among the elder clergy, as far as the writer's memory goes, were the Venerable Archdeacon Charles Crosbie Brough, who had rendered yeoman's service to the Church as a pioneer missionary among the Indians of Manitoulin Island, amid the wilds of East Simcoe, and finally as missionary in London township and parts adjacent.

The Rev. William Bettridge, for many years Rector of Woodstock, who had spent his early years as an officer in the British army, was an educated and clever man, of unusual culture and courtliness of manner. He exercised a wide influence over the Church life of that day, and especially amongst the refined society, which at that time had settled around Woodstock. He was widely thought of as a probable candidate for the Episcopate.

The Venerable Archdeacon Francis Evans, Rector of Wood-house and Simcoe, for many years carried on hard and extended missionary work throughout the surrounding townships.

The Rev. John Flood, for many years missionary to the Muncy Town Indians and to the white settlers in the neighbourhood of Delaware, has left behind him the record of a devoted life.

The Rev. Arthur Hill Ringland Mulholland and the Rev. J. Elwood, both afterwards made Archdeacons, had, widely extended fields of missionary toil, the former at Owen Sound and the country stretching for sixty miles around it, for which he alone for long years was responsible; and the latter at Goderich, with responsibilities not much more limited.

Archdeacon Marsh, who had had his share of pioneer work in the early days of his ministry, proved himself a master of organization and finance. To his methodical and persevering efforts the Diocese of Huron is indebted for its endowment, and to him more than to any one else it owes its first Bishop, and the stamp of Churchmanship that has prevailed in the Diocese ever since.

The Rev. George Salter, for many years Rector of Sarnia, and afterwards of St. Jude's, Brantford, was a graduate of Oxford, a dignified and refined man, who won the respect and affection of all who knew him. He was a good preacher and an earnest worker. His first years in Canada were spent as a missionary in the marshy townships lying along the St. Clair. Here he contracted annually recurring attacks of ague; this brought on frightful and continuous neuralgia, which drove him from his parish, hindered his usefulness, and finally brought him to a premature grave.

The Rev. Dr. Adam Townley, a friend and compeer of Mr. Salter's, was one of the prominent figures of the Church till the close of his long life. He had been a Methodist preacher in his early life, but being led into the Church rather by taste than conviction, his reading soon landed him on the highest level of the High Churchism of that day. He was a good-tempered and persistent controversialist, who fought many a battle for the Church in his day. He was a diligent worker in the mission and parochial field--a man of extensive reading, of clear convictions, and fearless courage, his good temper and genial hospitality made his very foes to love him.

The Venerable Archdeacon Nelles was one of the saintly men of the Canadian Church, quiet, retiring, devout; he spent his long ministerial life as a missionary to the Mohawk Indians on the Grand River. His closing years were bright with the gladness of an assured faith. He passed at an old age from this life to that beyond with an exulting joy.

There were many more of that and of previous times Johnson, and Mack, and Gunn, and Usher, and Pyne, and Dewar, and Caulfield, and a multitude more, who did their work earnestly, according to their convictions, and whose works do follow them. Among the younger men the most noted were a band of young Irishmen whom Bishop Cronyn induced to come with him on his return from his consecration. Among these were the present Bishop of Algoma, Dr. Sullivan; the Dean of Montreal, the Very Rev. Jas. Carmichael; the Rev. Dr. Dumoulin, Rector of the Cathedral Church of St. James, Toronto. They are all men of great natural ability, who are especially distinguished for their eloquence and power as preachers.