She was the second of seven children of Robert and Mary Slessor. Her father, originally from Buchanwas a shoemaker by trade. Inthe family moved to Dundee in search of work.
Her determination and spirit and the strong connection she made with the local tribes while living with them, meant that she became much more than a missionary and is remembered and celebrated there still, years since her death. The family moved to Dundee in in search of work.
Her father was a trained shoemaker but due to his struggle with alcoholism, the family suffered very severe hardship. Mary, her mother and older brother Robert had to find work in the mills to support the family, she had five younger siblings and they all lived in a one room house in a slum area of Dundee.
The experience of living in poverty and struggling to survive helped Mary to develop the resilience, drive and determination that would prove invaluable in her later life as a missionary in Africa. Mary became a mill girl in the Baxter Brothers and Co. The Scotland Education Act of encouraged employers to provide some education for the children that they employed.
This meant very long working days for the children who would often attend school for six hours after they had finished their shift in the mill. By the time she was fourteen, Mary was a linen power loom weaver, a skilled job. She became an avid reader and like David Livingstone, would read when she could during her working day, with a book propped on her loom.
With no welfare state at this time, families without a regular income could fall quickly into desperate circumstances, suffering from hunger and disease, with infant mortality extremely high.“Mary Slessor and the Scottish Mission”- Billy Kay; “Scotia has no greater living heroine than Miss Mary Mitchell Slessor, whose record of achievement forms an almost unbelieveable story in the annals of the Old Calabar missions.
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Mary Mitchell Slessor, known as "Mother of All the People", was a Scottish missionary to Nigeria, born on 2nd December in Mutton Brae, which was the home of Mary Slessor, at Aberdeen in Scotland, the second of seven children, only four of whom survived childhood.
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