(ca. 181091). 1st native Angl. bp. in Afr.; b. Yorubaland, W Afr.; enslaved; rescued by Brit.; studied at Bathurst (Sierra Leone) and London; 1st student enrolled at Fourah Bay Coll. (founded 1827 by CMS), Sierra Leone; taught at schools in Sierra Leone, including Fourah Bay Coll.; attended CMS coll., London; ordained 1843 in Eng.; miss. in Yorubaland and esp. at Abeokuta; made bp. of the Niger 1864 in Canterbury Cathedral. Works include a grammar of the Yoruba language; vocabularies of the Ibo and Yoruba languages; Bible tr. See also Africa, C 6.
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