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1848 – Birth

December 2019

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 in Mary developing a great interest in missionary activites.