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Clergyman

Francis Mason, British clergyman.

Background

Mason, Francis was born on April 2, 1799 in York, England. Son of Thomas Mason.

Education

Attended Newton Theological Institute, 1828-1829.

Career

Came to the United States, 1818, traveled and worked around country until 1824. Cobbler, Randolph, Massachusetts, 1825-1827. Licensed to preach by Canton Baptist Church, 1827.

Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1830. Missionary and evangelist Rangoon, Burma, 1831-1853. Made trip to England, 1854-1857.

Returned to missionary work in Rangoon, 1857-1865, broke with mission and formed own cult, 1865-1871, reinstated to mission, 1871-1874. Author: The Karen Apostle, or Memoir of Kothah-byu. Synopsis of a Grammar of the Karen Language, 1846.

The Story of a Working Man’s Life, 1870. Also wrote a Karen version of Gospel of Matthew, 1837.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Karen Apostle, or Memoir of Kothah-byu. Synopsis of a Grammar of the Karen Language, 1846. The Story of a Working Man’s Life, 1870.

      Also wrote a Karen version of Gospel of Matthew, 1837.

Connections

Married Lucinda Gill, 1825. Married second, Helen Maria Griggs, May 23, 1830.

father:
Thomas Mason. Mason

spouses:
Lucinda Gill

Helen Maria Griggs