Born: Sep­tem­ber 10, 1819, Sea­pat­rick (near Ban­bridge), Coun­ty Down, Ire­land.

Died: Au­gust 10, 1886, Port Hope, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Buried: Pen­gel­ly Ce­me­te­ry (near Rice Lake), On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.



Scriven gra­du­at­ed from Tri­ni­ty Col­lege.

After his fi­an­cée drowned the night be­fore they were to mar­ry, he moved to Ca­na­da in 1846. There he taught in Wood­stock and Brant­ford, Ontario, and was a tu­tor for the Pen­gel­ly fa­mi­ly near Bewd­ley. It was there he met and be­came en­gaged to Eli­za Roche, a re­la­tive of the Pen­gel­lys.

In what seems too am­az­ing to be co­in­ci­dence, Eliza died short­ly be­fore their wed­ding. Af­ter the death of his se­cond fi­an­cée, Scri­ven joined the Ply­mouth Breth­ren, help­ing the aged mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty.



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