Boys, Reverend Thomas
b. 1792-06-17
d. 1880-09-02
Reverend Thomas Boys was an Incumbent of Holy Trinity, Hoxton,1 and the uncle of Reverend Robert John Staines, Victoria’s chaplain. In this letter, Boys writes to Pakington about Staines’s news of gold discovered in Haida Gwaii.
Boys published many works, but his most impressive may be his Portugese translation of the Bible, which was accurate enough to be used by both Catholics and Protestants in Portugal.2
  • 1. Ronald Bayne, Boys, Thomas, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Pakington, John Somerset

Staines, Robert John

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Haida Gwaii


The Colonial Despatches Team. Boys, Reverend Thomas. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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