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William Jones Boone
Denomination Episcopal Church
Senior posting
See Shanghai
Title Bishop of Shanghai
Period in office 1844-1874
Predecessor none
Successor Channing M. Williams
Religious career
Priestly ordination 3 March 1837
Date of birth 1 July 1811
Place of birth Walterborough, South Carolina
Date of death 17 July 1874
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William Jones Boone (1 July 1811 – 17 July 1874) was the first Anglican missionary bishop of Shanghai.



Boone was born in Walterborough, South Carolina, graduated from the College of South Carolina in 1829 and was admitted to the bar in 1833. He then attended Virginia Theological Seminary and was ordained deacon on 18 September 1836 and priest on 3 March 1837. He was appointed a missionary to China on 17 January 1837, and consecrated in October 1844 in Philadelphia as the first missionary bishop of China, where he served until his death in Shanghai 1874. He translated the Book of Common Prayer into Chinese and worked on a Chinese translation of the Bible.

Boone's son, William Jones Boone, Jr., also served as a bishop of Shanghai in the Episcopal Church.



William Jones Boone was the 45th bishop consecrated for the Episcopal Church.



Religious titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Shanghai
1844 – 1874
Succeeded by
Channing Moore Williams


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