Pleydell, Albert

1877-1951 Anglican Communion
Kenya , Uganda

Albert Edward Pleydell (18 Sep 1877 - 1951) [1] worked as a missionary and a Bible translator into the Luo dialect. [2] With his wife Annie Elizabeth, [3] Albert lived in Kenya (Ng’iya and Mombasa) and Uganda (Maseno) from 1904-1934. Albert Pleydell and another missionary teacher (Ms. Cole) were the first missionaries to reside at Ng’iya, Kenya. He began to serve as honorable canon of Mombasa Cathedral in 1931. Albert and his wife retired in 1934 [4] and returned to England. [5]



  1. Date of birth and death based on travel record household register and burial record

  2. According to The Book of a Thousand Tongues edited by Eric M. North. Entry 552 under “Luo,” the caption of this picture mentions his wife’s name. Https://

  3. Forgotten Educators in Colonial Kenya: An Australian Fanny Moller and Canon Playdell Educational Mission 1923-1952, by Barasa Samson Omachar, B. Ed, M. Ed, based on household register Https://