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KIP, William Ingraham, P. E. bishop, born in New York city, 3 October, 1811. He is descended from Ruloff de Kype, a native of Brittany, and a warm partisan of the Guises in the French civil wars between Protestants and Papists in the 16th century. On the defeat of his party he fled to the Low Countries, and, joining the army of the Due d'Anjou, fell in battle near Jarnac. His son, Ruloff, became a Protestant and settled in Amsterdam, and his grandson, Henry (b. in 1576), was an; active member of the Company of foreign countries that was organized in 1588 to explore a northeast passage to the Indies. In 1635 he came to America with his family, but soon returned to Holland. His sons remained, bought large tracts of land, and were active in public affairs. One of them, Henry, was a member of the first popular assembly in New Netherlands, and another, Isaac, owned the property that is now the City hall park, New York city. William Ingraham was graduated at Yale in 1831, studied law, and afterward divinity. He was graduated at the General theological seminary, and took orders in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1835. He was first called to St. Peter's, Morristown, New Jersey, and then served as assistant at Grace church, New York city. In 1838 he became rector of St. Paul's, Albany, which office he retained until he was chosen missionary bishop of California in 1853. He was elected bishop in 1857. Bishop Kip received the degree of S. T. D. from Columbia in 1847, and that of LL.D. from Yale in 1872. He has been a contributor to the " Church" review and the " Churchman,"' and has published "The Lenten Fast" (New York, 1843); "The Double Witness of the Church" (1844); "The Christmas Holidays in Rome" (1845" London, 1846); "Early Jesuit Missions in America" (New York, 1846); "Early Confilets of Christianity" (New York and London, 1850); "The Catacombs of Rome" (New York, 1854); "Unnoticed Things of Scripture" (1868); "The Olden Time in New York" (1872); and "The Church of the Apostles" (1877). He has also edited "The Confessions of a Romish Convert" (New York, 1850). Many of his works have gone through several editions.--His brother, Leonard, author, born in New York city, 13 September, 1826, was graduated at Trinity in 1846, and studied law. In 1849 he went to California by way of Cape Horn. But he soon returned to Albany, New York, where he has since followed his profession. In 1885 he was made president of the Albany institute. Mr. Kip has contributed tales and sketches to the magazines, and has published "California Sketches" (New York, 1850); "Volcano Diggings" (1851); "Aenone, a Roman Tale" (1.866); "The Dead Marquise" (1873); "Hannibal's War, and other Christmas Stories" (Albany, 1878); "Under the Bells" (New York, 1879); and "Nestlenook" (1880).
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