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Samuel Ajayi Crowther (c. 1807–1891) by Ernest Edwards, c. 1864 © National Portrait Gallery, London


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...


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...