Bourne, Alfred an English Wesleyan missionary, was born at Etruria, Staffordshire Potteries, Aug. 12, 1799. He was converted in 1816, entered the ministry in' 1823, travelled the Redditch, Oxford, and Reading circuits, and sailed for Madras in November, 1826. Excepting a few months at Madras, his field was Negapatam. He was successful here and also in Melnattam. Exposure induced disease, and in February, 1835, he was compelled to sail for England. His heart was in the mission work, and it was a sore trial to be removed therefrom. He died at the house of Dr. Bunting, in London, May 27, 1836. Bourne translated into Tamil the Alemonir of Hester Ann Rogers, commenced a treatise in the same language on the Evidences of
Christianity, and assisted in a revision of the Scriptures. See Wesl. Meth. Magazine, 1838, p. 321 sq.; (Loud.) Watchman, June 1, 1836; Minutes of the British Conference, 1836.