(Christian Faith Soc.). Began in the 1691 will of R. Boyle,* who directed part of his estate to be used to advance the Christian faith among infidels; the executors of the will bought an estate in Brafferton, Yorkshire, Eng., proceeds from which were used at William and Mary Coll., Willamsburg, Virginia, for instruction of Indian children; after the War of Am. Indep. (Revolutionary War) the Soc. for the Conversion and Religious Instruction and Educ. of the Negro Slaves in the Brit. West India Islands was est. by royal charter; slavery was abolished in the Brit. colonies 1834; a new charter (1836) changed the name; work later extended to Mauritius and other islands belonging to Gt. Brit..
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