[[people:mccullagh:james_benjamin_1853]]

Rev. James Benjamin McCullagh

  • b- Dec 14, 1853 (1854 in book below) , County Down, Ireland
  • d- May 1, 1921 , Prince Rupert BC, age 68

Internal:

External: McCullagh book- 1923 Pictures above from this book.


  • Missionary Priest and a Postmaster of Aiyansh
  • He was also Justice of the Peace in Aiyansh, and was heavily involved in the Removal of the right of the natives to hold Potlaches.
  • Translated portitions of the Bible in Nisga'a language
  • buried in Fairview Cemetery, in Prince Rupert
  • His father was an agent on a landed Estate at Newry, County Down, Ireland
  • see his bio book, link above,
  • Immigrated in June 1883 from Liverpool, with his wife to Montreal.
    • They took the SS Otter Steamship, from Victoria north.
  • He married- Mary Philippa McCullagh, nee Webster
    • Bet Apr- June 1883 in Totnes Reg Dist. in Devon
    • b- ca 1858, age 33 in 1891, in West Indies (Malta?)
    • d- bef 1901
    • Mary was the daughter of the Chaplain at Malta, where they met.
  • 5 children:
    • daughter- Melita McCullagh, (married Arthur Featherstone Priestley)
    • daughter- Nancy McCullagh
    • daughter- Jean McCullagh,
    • Pat McCullagh
    • and Chris McCullagh
  • Last modified: 2016/11/05 15:51
  • by agent76