Brethren Archive

Richard Ball

Born: 31st May 1793
Died: 1871
Appears in Pridham / Borlase / Tregelles / Newton / Lloyd / Howard / Biggs Family Tree

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:


"At both Tottenham and Hackney there was great missionary interest. George Pearse who was in the little study group that Gosse described, and Richard Ball of Taunton who had left the Society of Friends about the same time as the Howard brothers,1o began to edit in 1850 The Gleaner in the Missionary Field which in 1853 became exclusively occupied with work in China under the name of The Chinese Missionary Gleaner. 11"

"Ball was baptized by immersion by B. W. Newton, at Exeter in 1837, Inquirer vol. 1 p.64."

David said ...
Dear Colleagues: I need information on George Pearse. I am working a few paragraphs on his work France (especially, but not only with the Bible Women), and then the Mission to the Kabyles / North Africa Mission. Is there material on him in the Archive? Where can I find it? I need to know more about his life among the Brethren in the UK, as well as anything else you may have on him!

Sorry to make the request so broad. I have a lot of bits of data from late 19th century periodicals, but not so much otherwise.

Not asking you to do the research for me, but especially to point me to where I can find the information!

Many thanks for your assistance!

Sunday, Jul 7, 2019 : 19:04
Timothy Stunt said ...

The website  contains some details of George Pearse and his second wife Jane (née Bonnycastle).  Perhaps the compiler, Jennifer Kolthammer, has access to unknown sources.  In 2014 she could be contacted at  Pearse and his associates are a very shadowy circle of Christian endeavour which is well worthy of systematic research...  All power to your elbow!  

As I recall, the OMF have custody of what remains of the Chinese Evangelization Society's archives which would cast light on Pearse's earlier work.   

Pearse eloquently expressed his appreciation of A N Groves's 'large-hearted . . . principles', in a letter reproduced by Groves's widow in the second edition of her husband's Memoir.  Timothy Stunt 

Monday, Jul 8, 2019 : 22:39

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