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All articles from issue December 2019

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1915 – Death

Having had poor health for most of her life, Mary died on January 13, 1915 and was buried in Duke Town, with many senior officials, local as well as British, attending her funeral.

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1888 -Okoyong

In 1888, Mary travelled to Okoyong, to continue her work with the Efik people. She learned to speak their language and lived in a very simple house, becoming known as the ‘white queen of Okoyong’. She stayed there for 15 years, during which time she was made vice-consul of Okoyong in 1892.

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1885 – Scotland

For health reasons, Mary returned to Scotland. But after just 16 months, she went back to the same region in Africa where it was considered a curse if twins were born, so she began to save these children and they lived in the Mission House.

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1876 – Travels

Having heard of David Livinstone’s work, Mary decided that she wanted to follow what he had done, so completed some training in Edinburgh before sailing to the Calabar region in West Africa, to work among the Efik people.

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1848 – Birth

Mary Slessor was born  on December 2, 1848 into a very poor working-class family in Gilcomston, Aberdeen. By the age of 14 Mary was a skilled jute worker, working 12-hour days. Both her brothers and father had died by that point. Her mother was a devout Presbyterian, regularly reading the Missionary Record, which resulted…

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1900 – Death

Ryle retired in 1900 and died later that year, in Lowestoft. He is buried in the graveyard of All Saints Church, Liverpool.

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1880 – Bishop

After a period as honorary canon of Norwich, since 1872, Ryle became the first bishop of Liverpool in 1880. The church was St Peter’s Church, prior to a larger cathedral building being erected.

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1844 – Suffolk

Having spent a year in St. Thomas’ Church, Winchester, Ryle moved to Helmingham, Suffolk where he lived until 1861. He married and was widowed twice, during his time there.

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