Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Rev. John Ryan” in chapter 1 of Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17.:
...r number of the immigrant settlers, whose pay was small and whose hardships were many.
In one of these journeys they heard that a priest had 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 ...
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