Baylis, Frederick

Baylis, Frederick, an English Congregational minister, was born at Rodborough, Gloucestershire, in 1826. Soon after his conversion he was accepted by the London Missionary Society. and sent to Fakenham and Rotherham to fit himself better for their work. In 1850 he was ordained at Southampton. On Sept. 14, 1850, Mr. Baylis left for India. He labored first at Madras, and finally at Neyoor, South Travancore. In August, 1854, the charge of the entire mission devolved on Mr. Baylis; also the general oversight of the medical department, for which he had been happily prepared by his early education. His death occurred May 17, 1877. Mr. Baylis was possessed of great energy and patient determination. He was indefatigable, self- possessed, and cheerful. His varied abilities and attainments qualified him for all departments of missionary labor: He had the confidence and esteem of both the English and native authorities of the province. Besides discharging his missionary duties. Mr. Baylis contributed numerous works to Tamil Christian literature, and for several years was joint, and afterwards sole, editor of the illustrated Tamil magazine, The Desopakari. See (Loud.) Cong. Year-book, 1878, p. 306.

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