Wayte, James H

Wayte, James H.

an English Wesleyan missionary, was born at Newcastle-under-Lyne, Staffordshire, in May, 1822. His parents feared the Lord, and he himself early united with the Church. He believed that he was destined for the mission field. In 1844 he was appointed to the Richmond branch of the theological institution for training for the foreign field. Here he was very diligent in his studies, and very exemplary in his piety and zeal. In October, 1845, Wayte embarked for Sierra Leone; in company with T. Raston, David Griffiths, and others. But the horrid yellow-fever, the missionary- slayer, would not pass him by. Symptoms appeared on Jan. 5, 1846, and on the 16th he died at Free Town. His death-bed scene was one of the most beautiful and triumphant on record. See Wesl. Meth. Magazine, Feb. 1849, p. 113; Minutes of Conferences, 1846.

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