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Reverend James Nisbet, Minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville, 1850-1862.
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Born in 1823 in Glasgow, Scotland. Minister of the united congregations of Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville and Sixteen Mile Creek, 1850-1862. In 1866, he led a party of pioneers that included his wife Mary (MacBeth) Nisbet, to the Prince Albert, Saskatchewan area to found a mission to bring Christianity to the prairie Indian nations. It was he who named the community after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, in honour of the deceased 1861 husband of Queen Victoria.
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KNOXOAK00106
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville
Email:office@knoxoakville.com
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Agency street/mail address:

89 Dunn Street, Oakville ON L6J 3C8

Phone: 905-844-3472

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Reverend James Nisbet, Minister of Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville, 1850-1862.


Born in 1823 in Glasgow, Scotland. Minister of the united congregations of Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville and Sixteen Mile Creek, 1850-1862. In 1866, he led a party of pioneers that included his wife Mary (MacBeth) Nisbet, to the Prince Albert, Saskatchewan area to found a mission to bring Christianity to the prairie Indian nations. It was he who named the community after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, in honour of the deceased 1861 husband of Queen Victoria.