Howard, Rev William

Rev William Howard

Rev. William Howard was born in Hayfield near Stockport, ordained in 1867 and died of an epileptic fit in 1879 whilst minister in the Norwich UMFC Circuit.

Alas his wife Sarah Jane also died a few days later followed by the death of their infant son who was also buried with them. They left three other small children a girl and two boys.

He ministered in Bolton, Todmorden, Leamington, Sheffield, Lowestoft and Norwich UMFC circuits.

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  • This is my great great grandfather. We were always led to believe that he and his wife were poisoned by the water supply which killed them. They left four children – William Henry who became a doctor, Ernest a cinema owner, Mary and Clement. The four children were split up – the two elder went to live with a Reverend Turner in London and the younger two went to their grandparents, Abraham Sharman, a grocer, in Sheffield.

    By Richard Kerton (25/06/2021)

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