The Reverend Dr. Henry Augustus Coit, First Rector: 1856-95

 

The Reverend Dr. Henry Augustus Coit was born January 20, 1830. He attended both St. Paul’s College in Flushing, New York, and St. James College in Maryland, and then studied for the ministry. He was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1854 and performed missionary work in western New York State. In 1855 he was elected to serve as First Rector of St. Paul’s School, and on April 3, 1856, he and Mrs. Coit arrived in Concord along with the School’s first three students. The Reverend Dr. Coit served as Rector from 1856 until his death in 1895; he was a great and positive influence in the lives of generations of St. Paul’s students.

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  1. […] the same architect that designed the New Chapel.  In 1995 it was renamed “Coit” after Henry Augustus Coit, who was the first Rector of St. Paul’s […]

  2. […] Note: there is an additional New Hampshire connection. The Reverend Dr. Henry Augustus Coit, the first rector of St. Paul’s School in Concord NH was a cousin to the Coit family that I have […]

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