Hugh Stowell

STOWELL, Hugh. b. Douglas, Isle of Man, 3 December 1799; d. Pendleton, Lancashire, 8 October 1865. He was the son of the rector of Ballaugh, near Ramsey, Isle of Man, educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford (BA 1822, MA 1826). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1823, priest 1824), serving curacies at Shepscombe, Gloucestershire and Huddersfield, Yorkshire. He was curate-in-charge of St Stephen’s, Salford, before becoming rector of Christ Church, Salford (1831-65). He was an Honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral, chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester, and Rural Dean of Eccles. Stowell published many books, including The Peaceful Valley (1826), The Winter’s Wreath (London and Liverpool, 1828), The...

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