Samuel Auchmuty (1722 - 1777)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death: Died
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About Samuel Auchmuty

Samuel Auchmuty (January 16, 1722 Boston - March 6, 1777 New York City), was a clergyman. He graduated from Harvard in 1742, studied theology in England, and was appointed assistant minister of Trinity Church in New York. In 1764 he became rector, and had charge of all the churches in the city. He continued to read prayers for the king during the American Revolutionary War, until Lord Stirling, in command at New York, compelled him to desist; whereupon he locked the churches and withdrew to New Jersey, ordering that no services should be held until the prayers could be read without abridgment. When the British captured New York he passed the American lines amid great hardships. He found his church and parsonage burned and the church records destroyed. The exposure that he underwent in order to evade the American sentries caused his death.

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January 16, 1722
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
February 13, 1755
Age 33
New York, NY, USA
Age 33
March 6, 1777
Age 55