HOWELS, WILLIAM (1778 - 1832), Evangelical cleric

Name: William Howels
Date of birth: 1778
Date of death: 1832
Parent: Samuel Howels
Gender: Male
Occupation: Evangelical cleric
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born September 1778 at Llwynhelyg, near Cowbridge, Glamorganshire, son of Samuel Howels. He was educated at ' Eagle School,' Cowbridge, and Wadham College, Oxford (but did not graduate). He came into contact with David Jones of Llan-gan whose curate he was for some time. On the death of David Jones, Howels went to London where he became curate of S. Ann's; he was also appointed lecturer at S. Antholin's, Watling Street. In 1817 he was appointed minister of the chapel-of-ease at Long Acre, where he remained until he died 18 November 1832. He was buried in Holy Trinity church, Islington. He was a fluent Evangelical preacher and his sermons were published in two volumes in 1834-6.


Published date: 1959

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