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Azariah, Vedanayagam Samuel (1874–1945), bishop of Dornakal, was born on 17 August 1874 in the church rectory of Vellalanvilai, a village located in the Madras presidency of south India. He was the younger of the two children of the Revd Thomas Vedanayagam (1821–1889)...


Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874–1945) by Wiele & Klein © National Portrait Gallery, London


Newbigin, (James Edward) Lesslie (1909–1998), missionary and theologian, was born on 8 December 1909 at 4 Tanquerville Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, the second child of Edward Richmond Newbigin (1863–1940), shipping merchant, and his wife, Annie Ellen Affleck (d. 1962). His father was of Northumbrian, and his mother of Scottish descent. Both parents were convinced Presbyterians. His father was the owner and manager of a shipping company based in ...