Isaac Williams

WILLIAMS, Isaac. b. Cwmcynfelin, near Aberystwyth, 12 December 1802; d. Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, 1 May 1865. The son of a barrister-at-law, he was educated at Harrow School (1817-21) and Trinity College, Oxford (after periods of ill-health, he took a Pass rather than an Honours degree: BA 1826, MA 1831). As an undergraduate he was befriended and encouraged by John Keble*. He became a Fellow of Trinity College (1831) and took Holy Orders, becoming Newman*’s curate at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin in 1832. He officiated there during Newman’s absence abroad with the Froudes in 1832-33. In 1833 and the following years he published translations in the British Magazine, the...

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