Howchin, Walter F.G.S. (1845-1937)

Family

Walter was born on 12 January 1845 at Norwich, Norfolk, to parents Richard Howchin, a PM minister, and Mary Ann Ward Goose.

The family emigrated to Australia in 1881. He became a lecturer in Geology and palaeontology at the University of Adelaide in 1902. Walter was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of London in 1878.

He married Esther Gibbons (1846-1924) in the summer of 1869 in the Glanford Brigg Registration District, Lincolnshire.

  • Stella (b1872)
  • Edith (1877-1959) – married William Uphill, an Anglican clergyman, in 1909

Walter died on 27 November 1937 at Adelaide, South Australia.

Circuits

  • 1865 Shotley Bridge
  • 1866 Hartlepool
  • 1867 Gateshead
  • 1869 Hexham
  • 1872 Blyth
  • 1876 Haltwhistle
  • 1879 N Shields
  • 1882 Adelaide IV – Australia
  • 1890 Parkside
  • 1897 Parkside (S)
  • 1903 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

John’s Notable Australians, 1906 p90

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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