Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Father Hamilton” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17.:
... newly arrived from the English mission.
His name was Rev. John Ryan, formerly curate of the Catholic parish of Ashton-under-Lyne, near the city of Manchester.
He was for the present the guest of Father Hamilton , pastor of St. Mary's, Charlestown.
He had left his English mission to carry the comforts of religion to the Irish emigrants, thousands of whom had settled in America since the famine.
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