Details of FREDERICK WILLIAM NASSAU ALEXANDER

Born: 1832

Died: 1911

Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: FREDERICK WILLIAM NASSAU ALEXANDER was born in Ireland in 1832. He graduated B.A. at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1855, and proceeded M.A. in 1869. He was ordained deacon in 1855 by the Bishop of Oxford, and priest in 1857 by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He joined the Telugu mission at Ellore in 1857, and worked in the Telugu district for over forty years. His principal work was among the Malas of the Telugu country in the Godavery District. When he died in 1911 the Christian community of the District numbered 6,850; there were four permanent Church buildings and eighty schools. The native Christians erected a Parish Hall in his memory when he passed away; and placed a tablet in the Ellore Church recording his faithful labours and their own regrets.