William Knibb

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William Knibb, OM (7 September 1803 – 15 November 1845) was an English Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica.wikipedia
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Knibb began work as the schoolmaster of the Baptist mission school in Kingston and worked closely with fellow missionaries Thomas Burchell and James Phillippo, who formed a trio.
Burchell is credited with the concept of Free Villages and encouraging their development by Baptist colleagues such as William Knibb, as well as by other denominations.

Order of Merit (Jamaica)

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William Knibb, OM (7 September 1803 – 15 November 1845) was an English Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica.

Baptists

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William Knibb, OM (7 September 1803 – 15 November 1845) was an English Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica.
In Jamaica, for example, William Knibb, a prominent British Baptist missionary, worked toward the emancipation of slaves in the British West Indies (which took place in full in 1838).

Samuel Oughton

Rev. Samuel Oughton
His funeral sermon by pastor Samuel Oughton was taken from Zechariah, xi, 2 "Howl, fir tree, for the mighty cedar is fallen".
The Rev. Samuel Oughton (1803 – December 1881), Baptist missionary to Jamaica 1836-1866, and colleague of William Knibb, was an abolitionist who became an outspoken advocate of black labour rights in Jamaica during the gradual abolition of slavery in the late 1830s and thereafter.

Baptist War

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Eventually this unstable mix resulted in the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt, led by Samuel Sharpe.
Some, such as William Knibb, were arrested but later released.

George Liele

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Together they were following the pioneering work of the African preacher George Lisle, a former slave from Virginia who had arrived in 1782 and founded a Baptist church in Kingston.
Later, in the early 19th century, a trio of Baptist missionaries from Britain, Thomas Burchell, James Phillippo and William Knibb, and slightly later still others such as Samuel Oughton were more successful in supporting local African Baptist congregations and helping them develop their international links.

Kettering

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In 1803 William Knibb was born in Market Street and became a missionary and emancipator of slaves; he is commemorated by the Knibb Centre and Knibb Street.

Kettering, Jamaica

Kettering
It was named after Kettering in England, the birthplace of William Knibb, its founder.

Jamaica

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William Knibb, OM (7 September 1803 – 15 November 1845) was an English Baptist minister and missionary to Jamaica.

Bristol

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A dedication service was held in Bristol on 7 October 1824, two days after he had married Mary Watkins (or Watkis).

Kingston, Jamaica

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Together they were following the pioneering work of the African preacher George Lisle, a former slave from Virginia who had arrived in 1782 and founded a Baptist church in Kingston.

Savanna-la-Mar

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In 1828 he moved to Savanna-la-Mar.

Falmouth, Jamaica

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In 1830 he became the minister responsible for the Baptist church at Falmouth, which had regular congregations of 600 when he arrived.

Samuel Sharpe

Sam Sharpe
Eventually this unstable mix resulted in the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt, led by Samuel Sharpe.

Slavery Abolition Act 1833

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At last in May 1833 a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery in the Colonies was introduced.

Christian revival

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During 1838-45 came the religious revival known as the Jamaican Awakening.

Jesus

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Knibb recalled that "in those seven years, through the labour of about twenty [Baptist] missionaries, 22,000 people were baptised upon their profession of faith in Jesus Christ".

Jamaican Patois

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Knibb personally baptised 6,000 converts, and translated the Bible into Creole, the native language of the slaves.

Anti-Slavery International

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In 1839 the Birmingham Anti-Slavery Society became the Birmingham Branch of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

Joseph Sturge

Joseph
This society was planning a major convention in 1840 with Joseph Sturge taking the lead.

Thomas Swan

Thomas Swan, who led Birmingham's Cannon Street Baptist chapel, was able to meet Knibb who he and Joseph Sturge had worked hard to support.

World Anti-Slavery Convention

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These two men spoke to 5,000 people at Birmingham Town Hall and Beckford became the central figure in Haydon's painting that commemorated the World Anti-Slavery Convention.