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John William Colenso
b. 1814 – d. 1883 • Activist • Bishop • Scholar • Theologian
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Colenso, John William
Colenso, John William (1814–83), Bp. of Natal. Born at St Austell, Cornwall, he was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was elected a Fellow in 1837. In 1836 he became a mathematics master at Harrow, in 1842 returned to St John’s as a tutor, and in 1846 became vicar of Forncett
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Colenso, John William
Colenso, John William (1814–1883)Bishop of Natal (South Africa); biblical scholarColenso was born in Cornwall (England) and educated at St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he was elected fellow in 1837 and tutor in 1842. He served as vicar in Norfolk, and in 1853 was appointed bishop of Natal. Colenso’s