|Administrative History||Herbert Maundrell (1840-1896), clergyman and missionary, was admitted to the Church Missionary College in 1860. He was ordained a deacon in 1863 and a priest in 1864. Departing 18 April 1863, he served in Madagascar based first at Vohimare and from 1866 Andovoranto. In August of 1873, he returned to England on furlough. In 1875 he returned to missionary service, transferring to the CMS Japan Mission where he was stationed at Nagasaki. In 1886, he became Archdeacon of Japan and in 1890, Archdeacon of Nagasaki and South Japan. He retired to England in 1893 on health grounds, three years before his death at Winchester, 3 November 1896. |
Maundrell was involved in translation work and he translated the First Reading Book into Malagasy and Pinnock's Analysis of the Old Testament History into Japanese. He also revised the Occasional Services of the Malagasy Prayer Book.
He married Eliza Hobbs, daughter of the CMS missionary, Stephen Hobbs, in 1868. Eliza died in Nagasaki in 1887. He married his second wife, Alice Pointer, in 1891; Alice died at Winchester the following year, 20 February 1892.
References: 'Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904' Church Missionary Society, 1905 (annotated copy available online at amdigital.co.uk, 22 May 2019)
|Custodial History||Gifted to Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Service by a member of the family in 2013 and subsequently presented to Cadbury Research Library for inclusion in the CMS Unofficial Papers, May 2019. |