Classic DACB Collection

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

Johnson, Henry (A)

Anglican Communion (Church Missionary Society)
Sierra Leone

Henry Johnson

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.


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


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