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KEWLEY, John, clergyman, born in England about 1770; died in Belgium after 1816. He was educated at Eton and Cambridge, studied medicine, and practised his profession in the West Indies. He next came to the United States, where he studied for the ministry of the Protestant Episcopal church, and was ordained by Bishop Claggett in 1803. He was stationed at Alleghany, and was rector at Chester, Maryland, in 1805. He was rector inaliddletown, Connecticut, from 1809 till 1813, after which he had charge of St. George's, New York city. He joined the Roman Catholic church in 1816, and .shortly afterward entered a religious community in Belgium. He published "An Enquiry into the Validity of the Methodist Episcopacy, with an Appendix containing Two Original Documents never before Published. By an Episcopalian of the State of Maryland" (Wilmington, 1807).
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