Strachan, John

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Strachan, John Gender: M
born on 12 April 1778 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Aberdeen, Scotland, 57n10, 2w04
Timezone LMT m2w04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°38' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°02 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°13'

John Strachan


Canadian priest, the first Anglican Bishop of Toronto. He is best known as a political bishop who held many government positions and promoted education from common schools to helping to found the University of Toronto. He died on November 1, 1867 in Toronto.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "John Strachan, 1778-1867" by John L. H. Henderson (University of Toronto Press, 1969), p. 3: "Mrs. Strachan advanced the proposition that her youngest son should be educated for a minister. Her husband, John Strachan the quarrier, objected. The idea was not sensible, and her supporting evidence was less so, that he had been born at noon on the Sunday, at high tide, when the sacrament was being dispensed in the parish church of Aberdeen."


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (First Anglican Bishop of Toronto)