Rev. James Fielding Sweeny

From: "Canadian Men and Women of the Time 1898"
Ed. by Henry James Morgan, Toronto, 1898

SWEENY, Rev. James Fielding (Ch. of Eng. ), is the son of Col. James F. Sweeny, formerly H. M.'s staff officer of pensioners at Montreal, by his wife, Anna Maria Fielding, and was born in London, England, Nov. 15, 1857. 

Educated at Montreal High School, at McGill Normal School and at McGill University (B.A., 1878 ; M.A. 1881), he pursued his theological studies at the Montreal Diocesan Theological College, and was ordained deacon, 1880 and priest, by Bp. Bond, 1851. He received from the University of Trinity College, Toronto, the degree of M. A.(ad eund.), 1883; B. D., same year; and that of D.D., in course, 1858. Mr. Sweeny, on his ordination, became Rector of St. Luke's, and Chaplain to the Montreal General Hospital, 1880 ; and Rector of St. Philips, Toronto, 1882. In 1889 he was appointed an honorary canon of St. Alban's Cathedral, Toronto, and was elected R. D. of Toronto in 1895. He is a member of the Council of the Toronto Church of England S. S. Association, and V. P. of the Toronto Church School.  He has been also an active promoter of the Church of England Temp. Society. 

He married 1883, Georgiana Bostwick, daughter of John Bostwick, Seigneur of Lanoraie (she died 1893)

Residence: 266 College Street, Toronto

"He has always stood for moderation, toleration and impartiality." - Canadian Churchman

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