ROBERTS, Hugh

ROBERTS, Hugh. Pontyraran, Dolgellau, Merionethshire 23.6.1841 — Ruabon near Wrexham 1916. Rev. British (Welsh) Missionary in India. Ordained priest 1865, a Calvinistic Methodist. Arrived in India with his wife in 1866, worked as teacher in Sylhet (hills and plain) until 1876. Then retired and returned to Wales. n 1878-80 as missionary in Quimper, Brittany, then back to Wales. Married Elizabeth Daniel (d. 1877), then 1877/78 Mary Brunt.

Publications: Anglo–Khassi Dictionary for the Use of Schools and Colleges. Calcutta 1875; Khassi Primer. Vernacular Series, Part 1, and Part 2 with Vocabulary. Calcutta, School-Book Society 1876; A Grammar of the Khassi Language for the Use of Schools, Native Students, Officers, and English Residents. 20+209 p. L. 1891.

– Translated hymns to Khasi.

Sources: D. Ben Rees, Vehicles of Grace and Hope: Welsh Missionaries in India, 1800-1970. 2002, 194.

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