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Robert Mayor (c.1790-1846)

Robert Mayor was born in Shrewsbury, the son of the Anglican minister and member of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) committee John Mayor (c.1755-1826). Mayor received some medical training and worked for a time as a surgeon. He was converted, at least partly under the influence of Mary Fletcher, and was ordained into the Anglican ministry in 1817. Mayor worked as a missionary in Ceylon from 1817. He returned to England in 1828 and was appointed Vicar of Coppenhall, Cheshire, where he spent the remainder of his life.

Mayor's wife Charlotte was the sister of Edward Bickersteth, one of the leading lights of the CMS.

Source: Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1739-1860, edited by Donald M. Lewis (1995) and MAM Fl 5/5/1 (MARC).

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