PENRY, JOHN (1854 - 1883), missionary under the L.M.S.

Name: John Penry
Date of birth: 1854
Date of death: 1883
Parent: Margaret Penry
Parent: John Penry
Gender: Male
Occupation: missionary under the L.M.S.
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Evan Lewis Evans

son of John and Margaret Penry, and born 7 April 1854 at Tir-mawr, Llandeilo, he became a church member at Tabernacle, Llandeilo and later at Providence, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, where, after a sojourn in England, he attended a preparatory school. He studied also at the Lancashire College, and was appointed by the L.M.S. for the central Africa mission. Ordained at Llandeilo on 11 April 1882, he arrived at Zanzibar and proceeded as far as Urambo. Returning owing to ill-health, he died on his way to the coast, at Kisokwi, 21 April 1883.


Published date: 1959

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