Classic DACB Collection

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Ipuruket, Nasanaeri

Anglican Communion (Church of Uganda)


Nasanaeri Ipuruket was one of the early pupils of Ngora High School. He came from Mukongoro to work as a servant of the mission, and the missionaries sent him to school.[1] He was baptized by the Rev. H. B. Ladbury in May 26 [or 28], 1911, and was one of the first group to be confirmed the following year.[2] When had finished at school he worked as an interpreter for the D.C. In 1920 when it was decided to appoint Iteso ebuku chiefs for the first time, he was the first to be appointed, but he died on September 7 of the same year.[3]

Louise Pirouet**

Notes(short form; see List of Sources for complete citations):

  1. Odiit, 1968.

  2. Ngora Baptism Register; Ngora Communicants Register.

  3. [illegible], 1967, p. 178.

This biography, written by Louise Pirouet, was included in “Appendix A: Biographical Notes,” on page 391 of “The Expansion of the Church of Uganda (N.A.C.) from Buganda into Northern and Western Uganda between 1891 and 1914, with Special Reference to the work of African Teachers and Evangelists” (PhD Thesis: University of East Africa, 1968). Pirouet published this thesis as Black Evangelists (London: Rex Collings, 1978). However, Black Evangelists does not reproduce the detailed biographies, complete with references to sources, found in Appendix A of the thesis. Print copies are available at Africana Section, Makerere University Library (U 02 P57); The Centre for Christianity Worldwide, Cambridge; and a microfilm copy at the School of Oriental Studies, London. [information from Angus Crichton]