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LYELL, Thomas



LYELL, Thomas, a House Chaplain; born in Richmond County, Va., May 13, 1775; M.A., Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1803; D.D., Columbia College, New York, N.Y., 1822; ordained in the Methodist Church in 1803; ordained in the Episcopal Church in 1804; rector, Christ Church in New York City, 1804–1848; trustee, Protestant Episcopal Society, N.Y., 1805; secretary, convention of the Episcopal diocese, 1811–1816; member, standing committee of the Episcopal diocese, 1813–1848; deputy, general convention, 1818–1844; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Sixth Congress (November 27, 1800–March 3, 1801); died on March 4, 1848, in New York, N.Y.

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