Bew Elijah an English Wesleyan missionary, was born at Newbury, July 29, 1847. In September, 1871, he went to the Richmond Theological Institution, in 1873 was received by the Conference, and in 1874 was sent to Freetown, West Africa, where he labored two years. Returning to England for his health, he was sent East in 1878 to the diamond-fields of South Africa. His year there was trying and difficult; still he labored on till his death, March 29, 1879. See Minutes of British Conf., 1879, p. 53.