Fish, William
c.1764-1843; e.m. 1785

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One of the early missionaries to the West Indies, he was appointed in 1792 to Jamaica, where he served for 13 years, four of them alone. He sought to make the Montego Bay mission a centre for the evangelizing of West Jamaica, but had to leave because of adversity caused by the Maroon rebellion in 1797. He returned to England in 1805 in poor health, retired to Guernsey and died there on 9 August 1843.

  • Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1846, pp.937-43

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