March 15, 1794, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
August 28, 1873.
William was the son of Manchester physician John Hull. He was educated at Macclesfield and Brasenose College, Oxford, where he took a first-class Lit. Hum. in 1814, and subsequently became a Fellow. At Oxford, he made life-long friendships with some, and acquaintance with most of the foremost men of his time, including Arnold, Keble, Whately, Milman, Bickards, Newman, Stanley, and others. He entered Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Chancery Bar. He took a prominent part in London and at Oxford in the religious movements of the day. On retiring from the Bar, he lived first at Tickwood Hall, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, then at Knowle, Hazelwood, Derbyshire.
Hull’s works include: