Mountain, Jacob


Mountain, Jacob
(1750-1825)
   Born in Norfolk, England. Graduated at Cambridge, 1774, and became fellow, 1779. After holding several livings, appointed castor prebendary of Lincoln cathedral, 1788. Through the friendship of William Pitt, appointed in 1793 first Anglican bishop of Quebec. During his administration the number of clergy increased from nine to sixty-one. The cathedral of Quebec erected under his auspices.
   Index: Dr First bishop of Quebec, 271. S Appointed bishop of Quebec, 158; visits Upper Canada, 158; made legislative and executive councillor, 160.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Mockridge, Bishops of the Church of England in Canada and Newfoundland.

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