May 5, 1816, Giggleswick School, Giggleswick, England.

December 15, 1885, Bournemouth, England.

In the Cloister Garth, Chester, England.


Son of John Howson, Second Master of Giggleswick Grammar School, John Saul entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1833. He later worked as private tutor to the Marquess of Sligo and the Marquess of Lorne. He was a Senior Classical Master at the Liverpool Collegiate Institution in 1845, and served as Principal there, 1849-65. He was ordained a deacon at Chester in 1845, and priest in 1846. He was the Vicar of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire (1866-67), and Dean of Chester (1867-85). While he was Dean, Howson oversaw the restoration of the cathedral, endowed the King’s School, Chester, and contributed to the building of the new museum.

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