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Marshman, Joshua

(1768–1837). Father of J. C. Marshman*; b. Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, Eng.; d. Serampore, India; weaver till 1794; later studied Lat., Gk., Heb., Syriac; 1799 sent with others, including W. Ward,* by Baptist* Miss. Soc. to join W. Carey* in India; because of Brit. E. India Co. opposition, landed at Dan. Serampore, near Calcutta, 1799. Wrote on Chinese language and grammar; other works include tr. of parts of the Bible into Chinese. See also Serampore Trio.

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