Group    From 1701 

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts / United Society

Categories: Religion

A Church of England missionary organisation (no surprise), created because the church was felt to be in a poor state in the American colonies. In 1965 it joined with the 'Universities' Mission to Central Africa' to become the 'United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel'. In 1968 The 'Cambridge Mission to Delhi' joined. 2012 renamed 'United Society' or 'Us'.

The Society's role in the Caribbean was not entirely as one might expect. Research at UCL into British slave-ownership has surprising information. James Heywood Markland was Treasurer to the Society at the time that slavery was abolished. In this capacity he was awarded compensation of £8,558 (about £755,000 today) for the 410 slaves that the Society owned on the Codrington estate in Barbados.

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts / United Society

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Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts

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St James Church Upper Edmonton

St James Church Upper Edmonton

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1 memorial
La Patente church

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Friends of Tyburn

Friends of Tyburn

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Group, Religion

1 memorial
John Routh

John Routh

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1 memorial
Old Meeting Congregational Church - Uxbridge

Old Meeting Congregational Church - Uxbridge

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Building, Religion

1 memorial