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Name: PRICE, William Salter (Rev.)

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Birth Date: 1825

Death Date: 3.6.1911 Canterbury

Nationality: British

First Date: 1874

Profession: CMS missionary, sent out after Sir Bartle Frere's mission to Zanzibar.

Area: Mombasa

Married: In Upton Warren, Worcester 10 Apr 1849 Elizabeth Maria Baly b. 10 Nov 1828 Warwick, d. 1911 Canterbury

Children: John Bloomer Baly (1850-1857); Mary Anne (1851-1857); William George (1853-1935); Frederick Edward (1854-1854); Edward Clement (1856-1935); Alice Price (1859-1931); Horace McCartie Eyre (1863-1941). All except last two born in India

Author: 'My Third Campaign in East Africa' 1890

Book Reference: Tucker, EAHB 1905, North, Drumkey, UJ, CMS, Rabai

General Information:

Uganda Journal - Vol 25, p. 43 - CMS Boats in East Africa by H.B. Thomas - Dove - In 1874 the Society sent the Rev. W. Salter Price to East Africa to organize a Freed Slave Settlement, and in the following year he founded Frere Town, near Mombasa. A small steam-launch, the Dove, was presented for his use. It was shipped on the deck of a Government collier bound for Zanzibar; but this had to put, storm-damaged, into Rio de Janeiro and did not proceed to its destination. The Dove was accordingly sold in Rio.
CMS 1849 - Age 23. Of Wednesbury, Staffordshire. 1846 at CM College. 1848, Dec 24 Deacon by Bishop of London; and 1850, Nov 24 Priest by Bishop of Madras, for Bishop of Bombay. 1849, July 26 to Nasik, Western India; 1850-53 Principal of the Robert Money School, Bombay; 1860, Dec 27 to England …… 1874, Oct 10 to East Africa as leader of the CMS new East African Mission party. 1876, July 31 to England and retired 1877. Absence 6 years 6 months. Service 27 years ….. 1874, organized Mombasa Mission; and founded freed slave Settlement of Frere Town. 1873 Curate of Kessingland; 1877 Incumbent of Wingfield, Suffolk ….. In 1881, Nov 15, to Frere Town, East Africa as Special Commissioner; 1882, June 23 to England. 1888, Feb 23 again to East Africa in exigency of the Mission, to take temporary charge; 1889, April 2 to England. Father of H.M.E. Price a CMS Missionary to West Africa. …. Married 1849, April 10, Elizabeth Maria Baly. [Note by Roy Dunstan] He died at Canterbury June 3 1911
North - Founded Freed Slave Settlement of Freretown 1874; returned as Special Commissioner, dep. England 2/2/1888; in temporary charge at Freretown until dep. for England 2/4/1889

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