Henry Mackintosh (generally known as C.H.M.) was born in October
1820, at Glenmalure Barricks, County Wicklow, Ireland. Mackintosh
was converted at the age of eighteen through the letters of a dear
sister, and the reading of J. N. Darby’s works.
When he was twenty-four years of age,
he opened a private school at Westport, but it was not long before
he concluded he must give himself entirely to the ministry of God’s
Word. Soon thereafter he established a periodical, which he
continued to edit for twenty-one years,
Things New and Old.
Mackintosh died on November 2, 1896,
and was buried in Cheltenham Cemetery, awaiting the resurrection
morn. He left behind a rich legacy of rich Scriptural writings.
Now that more than one hundred years
have passed since his death, it is difficult to come upon much
factual detail concerning his own personal life. But what we do know
is that he was a man of mild spirit, deep devotion, and abiding
love. His gracious spirit was always known to have avoided conflict
as far as possible.