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Caswall, Henry  

(May 11, 1810-Dec. 17, 1870). Educator and writer. He was born in Yateley, Hampshire, England. On Aug. 16, 1828, Caswall left England for the United States. In Nov., 1830, he received his B.A. from Kenyon College. He was ordained deacon on June 12, 1831, and began his ministry in Portsmouth, Ohio. After about two years, he moved to Andover, Massachusetts, to study Hebrew under Professor Moses Stuart of Andover Theological Seminary. In May, 1834, Caswall became the Professor of Sacred Literature at the new Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Kentucky at Lexington. In 1837 he accepted the call to be rector of Christ Church, Madison, Indiana, and was ordained priest on July 2, 1837. In 1838 he settled in Brockville, Canada, for health reasons. In 1841 Caswall became Professor of Theology at Kemper College. He returned to England in May, 1842. He served several churches in England. In 1854 he became proctor in the Convocation of Salisbury, and then in 1859 he became prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral. Caswall returned to the United States in 1868. He was the author of several books, including America and the American Church (1838), which is a primary resource for the early history of the Episcopal Church. Caswall died in Franklin, Pennsylvania. 

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