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Crowther, Samuel Ajayi (c. 1807–1891), bishop of western Africa and linguistic scholar, was born of Yoruba parents at Oshogun, in the south-west of Nigeria. Captured in war in 1821 he was sold on 7 April 1822 to a Portuguese slave ship in Lagos...

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Rider [Ryder], John (1562–1632), lexicographer and Church of Ireland bishop of Killaloe, was born in Carrington, Cheshire. He was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in February 1581 and MA in July 1583. He held the rectory of Waterstock, Oxfordshire...

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Williams, William (1800–1878), linguist and first bishop of Waiapu in New Zealand, was born in Nottingham on 18 July 1800, the son of Thomas Williams (1754–1804), hosier, and his wife, Mary Marsh (1758–1831), a school teacher; he was the younger brother of Archdeacon Henry Williams...