William Manuel, son of a Holywell miner, was an infant prodigy, able to read English, Welsh, Greek and Hebrew at an early age. The volume in this collection passed to the depositor from her godfather, Thomas Harker Edwards of Liverpool, whose father [?William] Edwards lived near Tremeirchion and knew William Manuel. The boy is believed to have died of meningitis, aged ten.
WILLIAM MANUEL, INFANT PRODIGY, OF HOLYWELL, RECORDS
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- ReferenceGB 208 D-DM/645
- Alternative Id.GB 208 D/DM/645
- Dates of Creation1834
- Physical Description1 item
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Records deposited as a gift on 19th June 1979.