HOWELL, William. 1.11.1790 — Madras c. 1867. Rev. Missionary, of Eurasian background (?). Working for London Missionary Society from 1821. First in Bellary as superintendent of native schools, in 1822 started mission in Cuddapah. Ordained priest 1824. In 1842 joined the Church of England. Continued work among Telugus until his retirement in 1856.

Publications: Compendium of the Andhra Vyakurnum, or a Catechism of Teloogoo Grammar. Bellary 1834.

Translated religious books and parts of the Bible in Telugu.

Sources: Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle 10, 1832, 167; B.H. Badley, Indian Missionary Directory. Lucknow 1881, 40 (birth date);