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Name: PARKER, William Ernest (Rev.)

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Birth Date: 3 Sep 1867 Norwich

Death Date: 1942 Arlesey, Bedfordshire

Nationality: British

First Date: 1896

Last Date: 1903

Profession: CMS Missionary at the coast - arrived Oct. 1896

Area: Mombasa

Married: At Mombasa 3.10.1899 Annie Isabel Grieve b. 8 Sep 1867 St Johns, Newfoundland, d. 2 May 1941 Rotherfield, Sussex, a CMS Missionary who went to Mombasa in 1893

Children: Bruce Vlieland (28 Sep 1901 Southend-1952); Henrietta Vlieland (8 Jan 1905 Nambord, Ger E Africa-1973); Robert Vlieland (20 Mar 1909 Hardingham, Norfolk-1990)

Book Reference: Tucker, EAS, North, EA Diary 1903, CMS, Salvadori, EAHB 1904

General Information:

North - CMS BEA - Lay Reader; arr. Mombasa 1/10/1896; took over management of Boys School at Mombasa Mission Jan 1897; dep. Mombasa on leave with wife 13/8/1900; Ordained Deacon 22/12/1901; Mombasa Mission 1902; returned to England ill 25/8/1905
CMS 1896 - Age 29. Of Norwich. Lay Reader. King Ed. VI Endowed School, Norwich; Schoolmaster. 1894 Prep Instn; CM Coll. 1896 May 19 Accepted as Missionary CMS, Sept 3 Depart for E. Africa Mission - Mombasa. 1900 Aug 13 to England; 1901 Dec 22 Deacon by Bp. Lond. 1902 Feb 10 to Mombasa; 1903 Principal of High School; Nov. Mamboya. Compiler Swahili Vocab. and Sentences.
Salvadori - Two Indian Travellers p. 86 - arrived in Mombasa in 1896, and in 1897 he was appointed first headmaster of what became the Buxton School. In 1899 he married Annie Grieve, a fellow missionary teacher who had come to Mombasa in 1893. Rev. Parker was transferred to Tanganyika in 1903. In 1906 he resigned from the CMS.
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa (Rev. Mr & Mrs Parker)

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