|Born in England, William Carey (1761-1834) was a Baptist missionary to India. A pastor before going to the mission field, he spent an active forty-one years serving the Lord in India, including translating the Scriptures. Carey never returned to England, living and working in India for nearly 41 years.|
William Carey. Short biography.
Dorothy Plackett Carey (1755?-1807):
Married William Carey in 1781. She was 25 and he was 19. Their
marriage was a contrast in ability and interests. She was reluctant
to leave England and go to India. Only after much perusasion
and on the condition that her sister, Kitty, would accompany
them to help care for their small children, did she agree to go. After
the death of their 5 yr. old son, Peter, Dorothy became mentally
unstable and remained so until her death, December 8, 1807. They
were married for 26 years and had seven children: Ann, Felix,
William Jr., Peter, Lucy, Jabez, and Jonathan.
Witness: The Life and Mission of William Carey by Timothy George. Christian History Insitute, ©1998.
ISBN 1563643103. Companion edition to Candle in the Dark dramatic film.
with William Carey: The missionary to India who attempted great things for God
by Paul Pease. England: Day One Publications, ©2005. ISBN 1903087767. Biography and travel guide. 128
Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey
by James R. Beck. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book
House, ©1992. ISBN 0801010306. 254 pages.
Candle in the Dark: The Story of William Carey Christian History Institute, 1998. Distributed by Vision Video, Worcester, PA. DVD. 97 minutes. Not recommended for young children.
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