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Robert Moffat (1795–1883)

Moffat, Robert. A noted Scottish missionary; born at Ormiston, Dec. 21, 1795; died at Leigh, Kent, Aug. 8, 1883. Originally a gardener, he went to South Africa as a missionary in 1816, remaining till 1870; he translated parts of the Bible, hymn-books, etc., into the Bechuana and other barbaric languages. He wrote ‘Labors and Scenes in South Africa’ (1842). One of his daughters married Dr. Livingstone, the African explorer.