Stowell, William Henry, Dd
Stowell, William Henry, D.D.
an English Congregational minister, was born on the Isle of Man in 1800. He entered secular business at an early age in Liverpool; was there persuaded to enter the ministry; studied theology at Blackburn Academy, and settled as pastor at North Shields in 1821. In 1833 he was invited to the presidency of Rotherham Independent College, and the pastorate at Masborough, which offices he filled until his acceptance of the presidency of Cheshunt College in 1850. He retired from public duty about a year and a half before his death, which took place at his residence at Bransbury, January 2, 1858. Dr. Stowell's scholarship was extensive and varied. He was well acquainted with history and ethics, good in the classics, and able in theology. He published, History of the Puritans in England (1837): — Memoir of Richard Winter Hamilton, D.D., LL.D. (1850): — The Works of the Spirit (1853), and a volume of Sermons, as well as several lesser works. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1859, page 222; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.