Dandeson Crowther

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Dandeson with his father Samuel Ajayi Crowther in 1870

Dandeson Coates Crowther[1] OBE[2] (24 September 1844[3]–1938)[4] was Archdeacon[5] of The Niger[6] from 1876[7] until 1926.[8]

The son[9] of Ajayi Crowther,[10] Bishop on the Niger, and the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria[11] he was educated at the CMS College, Islington.[12] He was in the foundation class of CMS Grammar School, Lagos in 1860.[13] He was ordained deacon at St Mary's Church, Islington on 10 June 1870;[14] and priest on 12 March 1871.[15] He was at Bonny[16] until his appointment as Archdeacon.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY ARCHIVE
  2. ^ The Gazette
  3. ^ "Religion, History, and Politics in Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Ogbu U. Kalu" Chima Jacob Korieh, G. Ugo Nwokeji, Obioma Nnaemeka p65: Lanham, Maryland, University Press of America 2005 ISBN 0761831401
  4. ^ Archdeacon Crowther. The Times (London, England), Friday, 7 Jan 1938; pg. 14; Issue 47886
  5. ^ Cartes
  6. ^ ESBCO
  7. ^ DACB
  8. ^ "Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions" Anderson, G.H. p160:Grand Rapids, W. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999
  9. ^ Bridgeman Images
  10. ^ University of Birmingham
  11. ^ Jacob Oluwatayo Adeuyan (2011). The Journey of the First Black Bishop: Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther 1806-1891. AuthorHouse. p. 70. ISBN 9781463407322.
  12. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929/30 p297: Oxford, OUP, 1929
  13. ^ Herkovits Kopytoff, Jean. A preface to modern Nigeria: the "Sierra Leonians" in Yoruba, 1830-1890. University of Wisconsin Press, 1965. p. 303.
  14. ^ LONDON ORDINATIONS The Morning Post (London, England), Monday, 13 June 1870; pg. 7; Issue 30113
  15. ^ International Bulletin
  16. ^ "Christian Missionary Enterprise: In the Niger Delta 1864-1918" Tasie, G. O. M. : Leiden, E.J Brill, 1978 ISBN 9004052437
  17. ^ "Archdeacon Dandeson Coates Crowther: A Neglected West African Church Pioneer : the Africanus Horton Memorial Lecture, Delivered on 13th May 1985 at the Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh" Fasholé-Luke, E.W Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh- Centre of African Studies, 1985