Clark Bentom

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Clark Bentom
Born c. 1774
Died c. 1820
Occupation Missionary, surgeon
Religion Presbyterian-style ministry

Clark Bentom (c. 1774 – c. 1820) was an English missionary and surgeon, who was a missionary in Canada at Quebec City, Quebec, from 1800 to 1805.

Bentom had a congregation and conducted a Presbyterian-style ministry with varied success. He was not accepted by the established clergy in the city and was eventually jailed for performing baptisms, marriages and burials without authorization for civil registers.

His time in Quebec was notable in advancing the rights of non-Catholics and non-Anglicans to worship in freedom and be protected by law.

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