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Hopkins, Charles Plomer (1861–1922), founder of missions to seamen and trade unionist, was born on 7 March 1861 in Brewster, Massachusetts, USA, the son of an American master mariner employed for many years as a river pilot in Burma, and an English mother, ...

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Rogers, Zebedee (bap. 1774, d. 1833), missionary to seafarers and shoemaker, was baptized at Strood, Kent, on 10 April 1774, the son of John and Elizabeth Rogers. He is recognized as the originator of the historic seafarers' emblem known as the Bethel flag. His given name (that of the father of the seafaring apostles ...

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Thompson, Thomas (1708/9–1773), missionary and apologist for the African slave trade, was born at Gilling, Yorkshire, the son of William Thompson, possibly the same William Thompson who was curate and schoolmaster at Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, from 1697. He was educated at Richmond School...

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Waterfield, Robert Everard [Robin] (1914–2002), missionary and antiquarian bookseller, was born on 27 August 1914 at Staithe House, Beccles, Suffolk, the youngest of three sons (a daughter followed in 1919) of Noel Everard Waterfield (1879–1960), a doctor in the Sudan medical service, and his wife, ...