Nisbet, Henry, Dd

Nisbet, Henry, D.D.

a Scotch Congregational; minister, was born at Launceston, Gilasgow, in 1817, of devout parents. He joined the Church in 1835, graduated at Glasgow University, studied two years (183637) at the Theological Hall of Glasgow, offered his services to the London Missionary Society, attended , Cheshunt College for two sessions, and, in 1840, in company with his fellow-student and co-worker, Dr George Turner, was ordained and appointed to Tanna, an island in the New Hebrides, whither they at once sailed. Here they carried on operations for a short time, but on account of an insurrection among the natives were obliged, under cover of night, to flee for life. They landed at Samoa, set out afresh on their missionary life, and soon met great success. In 1844 they established the Samoan Mission Seminary, which sent forth more than six hundred native agents before Dr. Nisbet's decease, May 9, 1876. He possessed a well-stored mind, and was humble, cultured, and eminently adapted to his work. See Cong. Year- book, 1877, page 402.

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