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Name: FITCH, Edmund Alexander (Rev.)

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Nee: bro of Caroline Emma Fitch

Birth Date: 25 Jan 1860 Cromer

Death Date: 3.9.1894 Weston Rectory, Weston, Suffolk, on leave

Nationality: British

First Date: 1885

Last Date: 1894

Profession: CMS missionary

Area: Rabai

Married: In Rabai 6.12.1892 Alice May Clowes b. 15 May 1864 Neveria, Ceylon, d. 5 May 1957 Westerley Weston, Suffolk

Book Reference: Tucker, North, CMS, Rabai

School: Christ's Hospital, Pembroke College Cambridge

General Information:

North - From Cromer, Norfolk; accepted as missionary in EA 7-10-1884
CMS 1884 - Age 24. Of Cromer Vicarage, Norfolk. Christ's Hospital and Lynn Gram. Sch. Pembroke College Camb. BA (£rd Cl. Theolog. Tripos) 1882; MA 1889. 1883, May 20 Deacon; 1884, Trinity Priest by Bishop of Norwich. 1883-4 Curate of St. Margaret's Lowestoft. 1884, Oct 7 accepted by CMS. 1884, Nov 5  to E. Eq. Africa Mission via Palestine with Bp. Hannington, as Chaplain. 1884 unassigned; 1885-87, Chagga; 1887-88, Frere Town; 1889, Aug 28 to England; 1890, May 12 to E. Eq. Africa - Rabai. Exam. Chapl. to Bp. Tucker. 1894, July 8 to England on furlough; Sept 3, died at Weston Vicarage. Brother of Caroline E. Fitch, also a CMS Missionary to EA. Married 1892, Dec 12 (at Rabai - Suahili Service - crowded Native congregation; civil marriage Dec 6), Alice Mary Clowes, also a CMS Missionary
Tucker - in charge of CMS Mission at Rabai in 1893.
North arr. Freretown 24/1/1885; established Moshi Mission, Chagga 1885-87; Freretown 1887-1888; Rabai
Cambridge Univ. Alumni at ST JOHN'S, July 10, 1878. S. of Frederick (1837), V. of Cromer. B. there Jan. 25, 1860. School, King's Lynn (J. B. Slight, M.A.). Migrated to Pembroke, Oct. 8, 1878. Matric. Michs. 1878; B.A. 1882; M.A. 1890. Ord. deacon (Norwich) 1883; priest, 1884; C. of St Margaret's, Lowestoft, 1883-4. Chaplain to Bishop Hannington of East Equatorial Africa, 1884-5. Missionary (C.M.S.) at Mochi, East Africa, 1885-9; at Frere Town, 1889; at Rabai, Mombasa, 1894. Died of African fever, Sept. 3, 1894, at Weston rectory, Suffolk. Brother of Henry C. (1882). (Crockford; Scott, MSS.; Cambridge Chronicle, Sept. 7, 1894.)

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