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Henry Johnson

Johnson, Henry
19th century
Anglican (CMS)
Sierra Leone / Nigeria


Of Hastings, Sierra Leone. 1865, to England, and entered Church Missionary College, Islington. Was for 8 years Tutor at the Grammar School, Freetown. 1866, December 23, made a deacon by Bishop Anderson, for Bishop of London; and 1867, December, ordained a priest by Bishop of London. 1869, November 24, to West Africa. Engaged in translating and reducing Native languages at Sherbro. 1873, March 29, to England; 1873, December 4, to Palestine; 1876, April 28, from Jaffa to England, and November 25, to Lagos. Pastor of St. Paul's Breadfruit. 1878, appointed Archdeacon of the Upper Niger. 1881, to Niger; stationed at Lokoja. 1891, June, connexion closed. Translated into the Mendé language the Gospel of St. Luke, the Acts of the Apostles, Romans, Corinthians, and a Reading Book, etc; also began translation of New Testament and Prayer into Nupe, and prepared Primers and Catechisms in Nupe and Igbira. Brother of Nathaniel Johnson and Samuel Johnson.


Source:

Church Missionary Society, Register of Missionaries (Clerical, Lay and Female) and Native Clergy from 1804 to 1904.

Photo:

Taken from Jesse Page, The Black Bishop -- Samuel Adjai Crowther. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd, 1910.