Caldwell, Robert (1814–1891), missionary and orientalist, was born near Belfast, Ulster, on 7 May 1814, into an impoverished family. He began working at the age of nine, after his family moved to Glasgow. Largely self-educated, at fifteen he went to live with his elder brother in ...
Robert Eric Frykenberg
Carey, Felix (1786–1822), orientalist and missionary, was born on 20 October 1786 at Moulton, Northamptonshire, the eldest son of William Carey (1761–1834), missionary to India, and his first wife, Dorothy Plackett (1756–1807). He accompanied his parents to Bengal in 1793 and was baptized at ...
Maker: Robert Home
Carey, William (1761–1834), orientalist and missionary, was born on 17 August 1761 at Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the five children of Edmund Carey and Elizabeth Wells. His father, originally a weaver, became in 1767 parish clerk and schoolmaster, which gave Carey access to a wide range of books. At the age of about fourteen he was apprenticed to a shoemaker in the hamlet of nearby ...
revised by Michael Laird
Marshman, Joshua (1768–1837), orientalist and missionary, son of John Marshman, weaver, who was said to be descended from an officer in the parliamentary army, and Mary Couzener, of Huguenot ancestry, was born at Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, on 20 April 1768. After some scanty education at the village school, he was apprenticed at fifteen to a ...
Lionel Alexander Ritchie
Mitchell, John Murray (1815–1904), missionary and orientalist, was born in Aberdeen on 19 August 1815, the fourth of five sons and three daughters of James Mitchell, burgess of Aberdeen, and his wife, Margaret, née Gordon. His brothers James (1808–1884), Gordon (1809–1893), and Alexander (1822–1901)...
H. W. Moule
See Moule, George Evans
E. I. Carlyle
revised by David W. Savage
Wilson, John (1804–1875), missionary and orientalist, born at Lauder in Berwickshire on 11 December 1804, was the eldest son of Andrew Wilson, for more than forty years a councillor of the burgh of Lauder, and his wife, Janet, eldest daughter of James Hunter...
Maker: David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson
D. S. Margoliouth
revised by Lynn Milne
Yates, William (1792–1845), orientalist and missionary, was born in Loughborough, Leicestershire, on 15 December 1792, the son of a shoemaker. He was educated at Loughborough high school. It was presumed that he would follow in his father's trade, but his aptitude for preaching seemed to show that his talents lay elsewhere. He was encouraged at eighteen to study classical languages, and was taught Greek and Latin by his friends. He then became a schoolteacher and, having decided to become a minister, went to the ...