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Carey William

Carey, William, missionary, was born in 1761 near Towcester, Northamptonshire. While a shoemaker's apprentice he joined the Baptists in 1783, and in 1786 became pastor of a Baptist congregation at Moulton, Lincolnshire, and next at Leicester. In 1793 he went to the East Indies as a Baptist missionary. He founded the Serampore mission, had a printing press, wherewith he produced Bibles, tracts, and other religious writings in different Oriental languages. He also published grammars and lexicons of Bengali, Mahratta, Sanscrit, etc., and from 1801 to 1830 was Oriental professor in Calcutta. He died in 1834 at Serampore.