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MYLES, Samuel, clergyman, born in 1664; died in Boston, Massachusetts, in March, 1728. He was graduated at Harvard in 1684, went to England for orders, and on his return became rector of King's chapel, Boston (erected in 1689" see illustration), 29 June, 1689. After three years of service he visited England for the purpose of laying before the proper authorities the condition of the chapel and congregation, and obtaining aid in their behalf. During two years of effort in this cause he was very successful in enlisting the royal bounty, part of which was an annuity of £100 for support of an assistant minister. While in England he received the degree of M. A. from the University of Oxford in 1693. The assistant minister arrived in Boston in 1699, but after several years a serious disagreement arose between him and the rector. The bishop of London, who was diocesan for the colonies, interposed in 1706, and a new assistant was appointed in 1709. In April, 1723, Mr. Myles laid the cornerstone of Christ church, Boston, which was opened for public worship by Reverend Dr. Timothy Cutler in December of the same year. His health failed in the summer of 1727. Mr. Myles is represented as a good preacher and fair scholar.
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