Scadding, Henry

Henry Scadding, clergyman, scholar (b at Dunkeswell, Eng 29 July 1813; d at Toronto 6 May 1901). Educated at Upper Canada College and St John's College, Cambridge, Scadding became a Church of England clergyman in 1838. After teaching several years at Upper Canada College, he was appointed by Bishop John STRACHAN to be rector of the newly built Holy Trinity Church 1847, where he remained until 1875. Throughout his life, Scadding was a strong supporter of Strachan. He produced numerous pamphlets and articles, but his passion for Toronto's history dominated: in 1873 he produced Toronto of Old; in 1884 he and J.C. DENT published Toronto, Past and Present. In 1891 he and G. Mercer Adam wrote Toronto, Old and New. Scadding's house is now a Toronto landmark.