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  John Williams (Missionary) - LoveToKnow 1911
JOHN WILLIAMS (1796-1839), English Nonconformist missionary, was born at Tottenham near London on the 29th of June 1796.
Williams was fairly liberal for his age, and the results of his labours among the Pacific Islands were essentially beneficial.
Williams returned to England in 1834 (having previously visited New South Wales in 1821); and during his four years' stay at home he had the New Testament, which he had translated into Rarotongan, printed.
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 John Williams
Williams became interested in genealogical research in 1822 and assisted in preparing a life of Eunice Williams, and it is probable that his taste for investigation of historical subjects, with the knowledge of the doubtfulness of his parentage, created in his mind a sincere adherence to his singular delusion.
Williams taught at Bradford while studying theology, was licensed to preach in 1763, and was pastor of the church in Bradford in 1765-'80.
Williams was a member of many historical societies, president of the Franklin county, Massachusetts, medical society, and vice-president of the Massachusetts medical society.
www.famousamericans.net /johnwilliams   (5921 words)

  
  John Williams (missionary) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Williams (1796–1839) was an English lay missionary, active in the South Pacific.
Most of Williams' missionary work, and his delivery of a cultural message, was very successful.
His widow is buried alone at the old Cedar Circle in London's Abney Park Cemetery; fittingly the name of her husband and the sad record of his death stands first on the modest stone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Williams_(missionary)   (327 words)

  
 JOHN WILLIAMS: THE MARTYR MISSIONARY OF POLYNESIA
As the white missionary and his dark-skinned converts disembarked and approached the shore in a large canoe, he could not but wonder whether the reception they would receive would be as hostile and fierce as that which had been tendered on his first visit several years earlier.
John Williams was born June 29, 1796, in the village of Tottenham, England, six miles north of London.
Williams had as a servant in his home a woman who in her heathen days had followed the profession of destroying infants.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/john-williams-martyr-polynesia.html   (3288 words)

  
 Mountain Tops of Lemuria
The London Missionary Society missionaries from Fiji and Samoa supported a series of Samoan and Roratongan Christians who moved on to Erromanga with the purpose of preaching the gospel and teaching the children of the island.
The end of missionary efforts did not mean that the people of Erromanga had no contact with white people; a number of traders sought to acquire the valuable and aromatic sandalwood that grew on the island.
The massacre of the Rev. John Williams and Mr.
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 WILLIAMS, JOHN (ARCHBP. OF YORK) - LoveToKnow Article on WILLIAMS, JOHN (ARCHBP. OF YORK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Williams consistently counselled moderation and compromise between the unqualified assertion of the royal prerogative and the puritan views of popular liberties which were now coming to the front.
When the Long Parliament met, Williams was made chairman of a committee of inquiry into innovations in the church; and he was one of the bishops consulted by Charles as to whether he should veto the bill for the attainder of Strafford.
WILLIAMS, JOHN (1796-1839), English Nonconformist missionary, was born at Tottenham near London on the 2gth of June 1796.
www.1911ency.org /W/WI/WILLIAMS_JOHN_ARCHBP_OF_YORK_.htm   (767 words)

  
 Bishop Patteson of Melanesia
The withdrawal of John Henry Newman from her pale had transferred at once the greatest mind and one of the noblest natures from the University to the Church of Rome.
The people had become deeply attached to their missionary, and the native teachers whom he had instructed in the doctrines of the faith were bravely carrying on the work.
The practice of the missionary vessels as they visited each island of persuading the young men who came out to visit them to come with them to be trained as missionaries must surely have influenced the locals to believe that the missionary's vessel and the flbirder's vessel had something in common.
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 Tuvalu Origins
One of the earliest records was the Narrative Of Missionary Enterprises in the South Seas by the Reverend John Williams of the London Missionary Society published by John Snow, London, 1840.
Williams observed that many of the words are the same, noting that the Polynesians employ the Malay numerals with scarcely any variation.
These are the principal circumstances upon which Williams found the belief, that the copper coloured Polynesians, and the various tribes inhabiting the Indian Archipelago, have the same origin.
www.janeresture.com /tu8/origins.htm   (537 words)

  
 John Williams Family
John was born in Llanelly, Brecon, probably on the Church Farm, on the 20 December 1827.
William's family was five boys, and she loved equally by all the boys.
John was a tall man, over six feet and to be stooped over a shovel and car in maybe a four foot tunnel all day was a hard job for him.
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 Glimpses of old Glasgow: Rev. John Williams [ebook chapter] / Andrew Aird, 1894
While employed in an ironmonger's wholesale shop, John Williams was brought under the influence of divine truth by hearing a sermon preached by the late Rev. Timothy East of Sheffield, on the words, "It is a faithful saying," and by it came to enjoy very preciously the saving truths of the gospel.
Williams having strong faith in God and in the transforming power of the gospel even among savage men, was ever in season and out of season in his Master's work.
Williams on the day it was opened, for in the audience worshipping God they saw some who were formerly cannibals: mothers who had destroyed their infants, and others who had delighted themselves in all that was vile or fiendish clothed and in their right mind.
gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk /airgli/airgli0306.htm   (1117 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - John Williams, English missionary (Protestant Christianity, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John Williams 1796–1839, English missionary, called the Apostle of Polynesia.
Under the London Missionary Society he went (1817) to the Society Islands.
In a region of the New Hebrides where he was not known and where he was planning to start a mission, he was killed by cannibals.
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 John Williams Biography (Composer) — FactMonster.com
John Williams is the biggest name in the history of movie music and, probably, the most widely-heard composer of the last one hundred years.
Williams began composing for television in the late 1950s, eventually moving on to feature films later in the 1960s.
John Williams, English missionary - Williams, John Williams, John, 1796–1839, English missionary, called the Apostle of...
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 Timeline of Christian missions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
629 - Amadus of Elnon is consecrated a missionary bishop.
1738 - Moravian missionary George Schmidt settles in Baviaan Kloof (Kloof of the Baboons) in the Riviersonderend Valley of South Africa.
Supported as a missionary by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Quaque is first non-European ordained priest in the Church of England
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 Rev. John Williams' Visit, 1830 | NZETC
Williams came ashore (Williams himself implies in his book that he did not land) where they were met on the reef by two Niuē young men named Tokolia (afterwards called Heremia) and Hikimata, who conducted them up the steep bank to near where the king's house now stands.
The Rev. William Gill (not Dr. Wyatt Gill) says in his “Gems from the Coral Islands,” that the next visitor after Williams in 1830, was made by “an assistant missionary of the Samoa Islands in 1840 in a small schooner not more than twenty tons burden, having many Samoa natives on board.
Busacott in the missionary brig “Camden.” He had intercourse with the people, and in his attempt to land a teacher he well nigh lost his life, for it was ascertained that the natives laid a scheme to sink the boat, destroy the property, and murder the missionary.
www.nzetc.org /tm/scholarly/tei-SmiNiu-c4-6.html   (2666 words)

  
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Both John Williams and Robert Moffat, seminary classmates and fellow agents with the London Missionary Society, wrote best-selling accounts of their missionary activities among the peoples of the South Pacific and Africa, respectively.
Williams presents himself as a supervisor of his energetic army of native catechists who do the daily work of evangelization.
In my paper, I suggest that ultimately the missionaries' use of exotic locales, their depiction of the natives as eager converts, and their self-representations as servants of divine Providence and British culture blinds the British public to the true difficulties of the missionary situation.
english.cla.umn.edu /travelconf/abstracts/Schwer.html   (416 words)

  
 Bringing Peace to Paradise - Christian History
British missionary John Williams pioneered the spread of Christianity in the South Pacific by employing the zeal of Polynesian converts.
Williams understood how much influence chiefs had in village life, and he intentionally sought to win them over in order to secure not only the respect of the community but also the admiration of other chiefs.
Williams set the vision for the expansion of Christianity in the South Pacific, not only through his remarkable zeal for evangelizing the islanders but also through his ingenuity and resourcefulness.
www.christianitytoday.com /ch/2005/003/12.44.html   (999 words)

  
 SermonCentral.com: Dying to Self and the Call to Missions, The Life of John Paton by Steve Hanchett
Williams and two other missionaries waded ashore and began to walk with the natives to their village when, without provocation, the natives attacked and began to beat them with clubs.
One of the missionaries was able to make it back to the boat, but Williams was killed and eaten along with the other missionary.
John was raised in the Presbyterian church, but it wasn’t until he was 17 that he was converted.
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 Missionaries articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Carey, William CAREY, WILLIAM [Carey, William] 1761-1834, English Baptist missionary and Orientalist, one of the first Protestant missionaries to India.
The apostles of the first rank are saints Peter, Andrew, James (the Greater), John, Thomas, James (the Less), Jude (or Thaddaeus), Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Simon, and Matthias (replacing Judas Iscariot).
Williams, John WILLIAMS, JOHN [Williams, John] 1796-1839, English missionary, called the Apostle of Polynesia.
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 Appleton History - The Lost Dauphin
Williams was a soldier, a spy, an explorer,a linguist, an Indian leader, a Christian and one of many who claimed to be the Lost Dauphin, or the rightful heir to the throne of France.
Williams was aware of his physical resemblance to the French royal family, the Bourbons, and that may explain his decision to claim that he was the Lost Dauphin.
Williams' widow, Madeleine, continued to live in her house on the Fox River until her death in 1886.
www.apl.org /history/dauphin.html   (1571 words)

  
 Rarotonga : More Missionaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Williams had come from London to Tahiti in 1818 as a missionary, and he soon set up a base of operations on Raiatea in the Society Islands, from which he intended to spread Christianity throughout the South Pacific.
Williams spent most of the next 4 years using forced native labor to build a new ship, The Messenger of Peace, and eventually sailed it west in search of new islands and more converts.
The churches, many of them built by the missionaries in the 19th century, are the center of life in every village, and the Takamoa College bible school that the missionaries established in 1837 still exists in Avarua.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=209&catID=0209032224   (583 words)

  
 John Geddie - Missionary Biographies - Worldwide Missions
Similar wanton deeds perpetrated throughout the Pacific created much hostility toward all white men, interfered seriously with missionary operations and engendered a passion for revenge which often led to attacks on innocent missionaries and, in numerous instances, to their martyrdom, as in the case of John Williams, Bishop Patteson and others.
When the John Williams sailed away, the missionaries felt for the first time the stern reality of being abandoned on an island surrounded by a barbarous people from whom they had much to fear and with whom they had little, if anything, in common.
The life of John Geddie and his monumental accomplishments in Eastern Melanesia, especially on Aneiteum, constitute an everlasting memorial to the power of the love of Christ to transform savages into saints and the abodes of barbarism into a possession of the Lord.
www.wholesomewords.org /missions/biogeddie.html   (3776 words)

  
 HeraldNet: Welcome to Lynnwood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
John Williams (center), leaning on the hood of his 1993 Cadillac, and his wife, Tameka (pink blouse next to him), gather in front of their car on Thursday with relatives the couple rescued from New Orleans earlier this week.
In Lynnwood, John Williams' 21-year-old daughter, Irian Harrell; her husband, Kenneth Harrell; and cousin Jarred Harrell watched the Williamses' younger children while the parents were away.
John Williams, 40, said he fled his own troubled and violent past in New Orleans after his brother was shot to death there in 1996.
www.heraldnet.com /stories/05/09/09/100loc_muhlstein001.cfm   (1034 words)

  
 Harvest Bible Church - Missions
We are missionaries; a missionary is a "sent one" who communicates God's message to others.
John Williams, the missionary martyr, illustrates the importance of the missionary enterprise:
We are glad to be actively involved in the ministries of 7 missionary families.
www.harvestbiblechurch.org /Missions   (969 words)

  
 November 20: John Williams
The missionary who had hoped to feast them with the Gospel became their feast instead.
One of the most successful missionaries of modern times, he had learned their languages and customs and labored to uplift them morally, spiritually and economically.
His story inspired numerous other missionaries to venture to the islands, and several mission boats were named after him.
chi.gospelcom.net /DAILYF/2003/11/daily-11-20-2003.shtml   (575 words)

  
 John Williams, English missionary — Infoplease.com
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 "You Will Be Eaten by Cannibals!" Lessons from the Life of John G. Paton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Both of these missionaries were killed and eaten by cannibals on the island of Erromanga on November 20 of that year, only minutes after going ashore.
Forty-eight years later John Paton wrote, "Thus were the New Hebrides baptized with the blood of martyrs; and Christ thereby told the whole Christian world that he claimed these islands as His own" (p.75).
This is the remarkable missionary context for the life and ministry of John G. Paton, who was born near Dumfries, Scotland, on the 24th of May, 1824.
www.desiringgod.org /library/biographies/00paton.html   (7607 words)

  
 John Williams Biography (Composer) — Infoplease.com
John Williams - John Williams (John Towner Williams) composer, conductor Born: 2/8/1932 Birthplace: Queens, New...
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 John F Williams's Page on Sulekha.com.
Williams was on the Board of Directors, New Delhi YMCA.
Williams is the past Treasurer/Trustee of the New Delhi YMCA.
Williams is known in the Society to be a man of high integrity and character
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