William Lewis

William Lewis (abt. 1797 - 1870)

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Rev William Lewis
Born about in Halesowen, Worcestershire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Jan 1834 in Yardley, Warwickshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Sedgley, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 11 Jul 2019 | Created 11 Sep 2015
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William came from Worcestershire and studied at St John's College, Cambridge, matriculating in 1820 and gaining a BA in 1824 and MA in 1827.[1]

He was ordained deacon in 1824 and priest at Worcester in 1825.[1]

He was Curate of Sedgley, Staffordshire from 1831 to 1837 and Vicar there from 1837 to 1870. He also served as Rural Dean of Himley, Staffordshire.[1]

1841 census: Sedgley, Staffordshire.[2]

1851 census: Sedgley, Staffordshire, age 54, vicar of Sedgley, born Halesowen, Staffordshire.[3]

1861 census: Sedgley, Staffordshire, age 64, born Halesowen, Worcestershire, clergyman.[4]

William died on 10 January 1870 and was buried at Sedgley on 15 January 1870.[1] His death was registered in the Dudley district of Staffordshire in the first quarter pf 1870.[5]

A short obituary in the Staffordshire Advertiser states that he died of an illness which "had its origin in his devotion to his ministerial duties. The rev. gentleman was the first magistrate appointed upon the establishment of the Petty Sessional Court here [at Sedgley], and he was the chairman of the Sedgley Local Board from its commencement. He also associated himself with every movement having for its object the good of the town, and many important improvements were due to his exertions."[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 J A Venn. Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge University Press, 1922-1954, Ancestry.co.uk
  2. 1841 census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQTD-PFS
  3. 1851 census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGGX-M2H
  4. 1861 census,https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7DR-JYS
  5. England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2JNP-31K
  6. Staffordshire Advertiser, 15 January 1870
  • Cambridge Alumni:
    • Adm. sizar at ST JOHN'S, June 20, 1820. Of Worcestershire. Matric. Michs. 1820; B.A. 1824; M.A. 1847. Ord. deacon, 1824; priest (Worcester) July 25, 1825. V. of Sedgley, Staffs., 1837-70. Rural Dean of Himley. Married Jane Matilda –. Died Jan. 10, 1870. Father of William A. H. (1860), John E. (1863), George H. (1866) and Samuel G. (1869). (Guardian, Jan. 19, 1870; Clergy List.)

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