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Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and shipowner. Angas was descended from a branch of the Scottish clan Angus, which had long since settled in ...

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Chalmers, James (1841–1901), missionary and explorer, was born at Ardrishaig, Argyll, on 4 August 1841, the son of John Chalmers (1802–1869), a stonemason from Peterhead. His mother, Mary, née Glen (1808–1876), came from Luss on Loch Lomond. Brought up in Ardrishaig, Lochgilphead, and ...

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James Chalmers (1841–1901) by unknown photographer ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grenfell, George (1849–1906), Baptist missionary and explorer in Africa, was born at Ennis Cottage, Trannack Mill, Sancreed, near Penzance, Cornwall, on 21 August 1849, the son of George Grenfell of Trannack Mill, afterwards of Birmingham, and his wife, Joanna, daughter of Michael and ...

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George Grenfell (1849–1906) by William Coles ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Grubb, Wilfrid Barbrooke (1865–1930), missionary and explorer in Paraguay, was born at Ferryhill, Liberton, Edinburgh, on 11 August 1865, the third of five children of John Barbrooke Grubb (1823–1893), chemist, and his wife, Ann Mary Lang (1825–1916). He was of Scottish descent, though both parents were by birth English and by denomination Anglican. He was educated at ...

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Hasell, (Frances Hatton) Eva (1886–1974), traveller and missionary, was born on 13 December 1886 at Dalemain, Dacre, Penrith, Cumberland, the younger of two daughters of John Edward Hasell JP DL (1839–1910), a substantial landowner in Cumberland and Westmorland, and his wife, Frances Maud Flood (...

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Charles Livingstone (1821–1873) by unknown photographer, 1860s David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre / National Trust for Scotland

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Livingstone, Charles (1821–1873), missionary and traveller in Africa, younger brother of David Livingstone, was born at Blantyre in Lanarkshire on 28 February 1821, the son of Neil Livingstone and his wife, Agnes Hunter. He attended the local school and worked with his brother in the cotton factory of ...

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David Livingstone (1813–1873) by Thomas Annan, 1864 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Livingstone, David (1813–1873), explorer and missionary, was born on 19 March 1813 at Blantyre, Lanarkshire. He was the second son of Neil Livingstone (1788–1856) and his wife, Agnes (1782–1865), daughter of David Hunter. Neil's father, also Neil, had been a tenant farmer on the island of ...

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Annie Royle Taylor (1855–1922) by Thomas Charles Turner, pubd 1893 ? National Portrait Gallery, London

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Taylor, Annie Royle (1855–1922), traveller and missionary, was born Hannah Royle Taylor at Egremont, Cheshire, on 17 October 1855, the second of the ten children of John Taylor, director of the Black Ball Line of sailing ships, and his wife, Carolina Francisca, daughter of ...

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Wolff, Joseph (1795–1862), missionary and traveller, son of David Levi, rabbi, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Isaac Lipchowitz of Bretzfeld, was born at Weilersbach, near Forchheim and Bamberg, in Franconia. Given the name Wolff at his circumcision eight days after his birth, he took the forename ...

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Joseph Wolff (1795–1862) by unknown artist His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury / The Church Commissioners for England; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London