STRUTT, Edward

STRUTT, Edward. Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire 1853 — St.Columb, Newquay, Cornwall 1911. Rev. British Wesleyan Missionary in Sri Lanka. Son of master bootmaker G. Strutt and Elizabeth Housley, a pious Wesleyan family. Working in Ceylon at Jaffna (1876-78), Kalmunai (1878), Trincomalee (1879-81) and Colombo (1881-87) concentrating on Tamils. In 1887 returned to the U.K. on health reasons. Worked as priest in Birkenhead (1887-90), Manchester (1890-93), Liverpool (1893-96), Lewisham (1896-99), Bradford and Shipley. Married Katharine Osborn, seven daughters and two sons.

Publications: “Stories from the Katāmaṅcari”, The Orientalist 1, 1884, 166f.; “Wise Words (Mūturai) by Auvaiyār”, Ibid. 227-230; “The Good Way (Nalvaḷi) by Auvaiyār”, The Orientalist 2, 1886, 20-22.

– Memorials of Thomas Lowe of Rusholme. 87 p. Manchester 1892.

– A missionary mosaic from Ceylon. 251 p. L. 1913 (memoirs, publ. by his son).

Sources: with photo; Wikipedia.

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