Details of BENJAMIN BAILEY

Born: 1791

Died: 1871

Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: BENJAMIN BAILEY Born 1791 at Dewsbury, Yorks; was trained under the Rev. T. Scott from 1812 to 1815; ordained to curacy of Harewood, Yorks, 1815; to Cottayam, Travancore, 1816; retired 1850. Elected Hon. Life Governor of the C.M.S.; Rector of Sheinton, Salop, and Rural Dean 1862 to 1871, when he died. He was the founder of the Cottayam Mission. He established the Cottayam Printing Press; built the Church which is now the Cathedral; translated the Bible, the Prayer- book, and many other books into Malayalim for his missionary purposes. Mrs. Bailey was the first to assist native Syrian Christian girls to an English education.