Papers relating to William Seward

Scope and Content


  • Journal of William Seward, July 20, 1740 - September 6, 1740
  • Correspondence from Miss Hilda Lofthouse, librarian of Chetham's Library, Manchester to the Archivist at the University of Wales, Bangor concerning the diary of William Seward, 1963 - 1964
  • Notice of service to dedicate a memorial tablet to William Seward at St Mary's Church, Cusop, August 24, 1978
  • Copy of cutting from the Hereford Times concerning the memorial, September 1, 1978

Administrative / Biographical History

William Seward, 1702 - 1740, evangelist, was born at Badsey in Worcestershire. He worked in London at the Treasury and as steward to Lord Windsor before becoming involved with the evangelist movement. In 1738 he became influenced by Charles Wesley and the evangelical revival and in that year joined the movement travelling around the country. He died a week after being injured during a disturbance with a hostile crowd at Hay-on-Wye, Powys. In 1978, mainly through the efforts of John S. Isherwood of Warrington, a memorial plaque was unveiled during a service to commemorate William Seward at St Mary's Church, Cusop in Herefordshire where he is buried.


Material was received on separate occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Access Information

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

Material relating to the memorial service at St Mary's Church was donated by John S. Isherwood of Warrington, October 1978


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 34, 26260, 27325-27326

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

A microfilm copy of William Seward's journal, September 6, 1740 - October 15, 1740 is held at the Library, University of Wales, Bangor.