Angas, William Henry

Angas, William Henry, an English Baptist minister, was born in the year 1781. For many years he devoted his time, his talents, and his fortune to the interests of benevolence and religion. He took special interest in cultivating fraternal associations with the Mennonites, most of whose churches he visited, making them acquainted with the principles and objects of the Baptist missions to the East and West Indies, and enlisting their sympathies and co-operation in the work, of carrying the Gospel to the heathen. He also took a deep interest in the Moravians; and we are told that there was not a settlement belonging to that interesting people in Continental Europe which did not gladly open its doors to receive him as a friend and a brother. The English Baptist Missionary Society sent him in 1830 to visit their stations in the West India islands, and his labors were productive of great good. Later in life he directed his special attention to the promotion of the religious welfare of sailors, and at the time of his death was gratuitously supplying the Baptist Church at South Shields, England, with a view to benefiting that interesting class of men. His death, which was sudden, occurred at South Shields in September, 1832. See New Baptist Miscellany, 1832, p. 452. (J. C. S.)

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