1823–1897

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 13, 1823, Shrews­bury, Shrop­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 10, 1897, Leen­ane, Coun­ty Ma­yo, Ire­land.

Buried: There is a mar­ble me­mor­i­al to How in the Ca­thed­ral of All Saints, Wake­field, where he was the first bi­shop. How­ev­er, his grave is in Whit­ting­ton, Shrop­shire, where he was rec­tor for 28 years.

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Biography

Son of a so­li­ci­tor, How at­tend­ed Wad­ham Col­lege, Ox­ford.

In 1846, he was or­dained an Ang­li­can min­is­ter. He served as cur­ate at Kid­der­min­ster, then at Shrews­bury. He then be­came rec­tor at Whit­ting­ton, Shrop­shire, near the Welsh bor­der. In 1879, he be­came suf­fra­gen bi­shop of Lon­don. In 1889, he was ap­point­ed bi­shop of Wake­field, West York­shire.

He was known for his work with the poor and with in­dus­tri­al work­ers. He wrote ov­er 50 hymns, most of them dur­ing his stay in Whit­ting­ton.

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