July 10, 1830, Basingstoke, Hampshire, England.
August 19, 1888, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, of peritonitis.
Possibly in Scarborough, where his funeral was held.
William was the son of Reverend William Appleby Hurndall and Martha Murphy, and husband of Emily Atkinson (married 1858, Huddersfield).
He attended Bonn University; Friedrich Wilhelms University (now Humboldt University), Berlin; Glasgow University; and the University of Heidelberg. He held both MA and DD degrees. He won a scholarship in classics to University College in 1850, and won a gold medal there in 1855.
He served as pastor at Angel Street in Worcester (1857–60); headmaster at Mill Hill School, Hendon (1860–63); headmaster and chaplain at Mill Hill (1861); pastor at Cedars Congregational Chapel and principal at Cedars Congregational College, a private school at Mill End, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire (1863–83); schoolmaster in Rickmansworth, (1875); and minister at Littlehampton, Sussex (1884–88).
Hurndall retired at Scarborough only a few days before his death. His works include:
Hurndall’s burial place