Butland, Benjamin Charles

Butland, Benjamin Charles an English Congregational minister, was born in 1838. He learned the printer's trade in London in the rooms of the Religious Tract Society. Having become interested in the work of foreign missions, he studied in the missionary institution at Bedford, and afterwards at New College, London. He was then ordained in connection with the Colonial Missionary Society, and set out immediately afterwards for New Zealand. He spent three years at Thames Settlement, after which he returned to England. He was then invited to the pastorate of the Church at Leyland, in Lancashire. His zeal for missionary labors, however, led him to remove to Jamaica in September, 1875. For three years he gave himself to the laborious duties of the pastorate of Four Paths and Brixton Hill. In February, 1879, he accepted the pastorate at Kingston, Jamaica, where he died, June 3, 1880. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1881, p. 360.

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