Classic DACB Collection

All articles created or submitted in the first twenty years of the project, from 1995 to 2015.

Ernest, John

Anglican Communion (Church Missionary Society)

Of Mauritius. A Tamil. 1882, March 19, ordained a deacon and 1889, July 29, ordained a priest by Bishop of Mauritius. The first Native Pastor to receive title to orders from the Mauritius Native Church Council. First Mauritius-born Indian ordained. Came as a Heathen Tamil boy into Archdeacon Hobbs’ School at Crêve Coeur in 1867. 1872, entered Preparandi Institution, Beau Bassin. Was for a time in Training Institution in Tinnevelly. 1890, Pastor, Northern Pastorate, stationed at St. Julien, Facq.


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