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Bridges, Thomas (c. 1842–1898), dictionary compiler, missionary, and sheep farmer, was found abandoned, perhaps on a bridge near Bristol, aged about two and a half, and taken to an orphanage, the name of which remains unknown. He was adopted by the Revd George Pakenham Despard...


Samuel Marsden (1765–1838) by Richard Read, 1833 Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa (A-039-038)


Marsden, Samuel (1765–1838), missionary and farmer, was born on 25 June 1765 at Bagley, near Farsley, Yorkshire, the eldest of the five surviving children of Thomas Marsden, butcher, and his wife, Bathsheba Brown. He went to school at Farsley, and subsequently worked for his uncle ...