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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 ...

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William Carey (1761–1834) by Robert Home, 1811 [with his chief pandit, Mritunjaya] original owned by BMS World Mission, PO Box 49, Didcot, OX11 8XA, England

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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 ...

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Thomas Hamilton

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 ...

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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 ...