William Fiddian Moulton
|William Fiddian Moulton|
|Born||14 March 1835|
|Died||5 February 1898(aged 62)|
|Occupation||Methodist Church of Great Britain minister|
Rev. William Fiddian Moulton (14 March 1835 – 5 February 1898) was an English Methodist minister, Biblical scholar and educator.
William's father, James Moulton, was a Wesleyan minister and he had at least three other brothers, and probably two sisters. Like his father and grandfather, William became a Weslyan minister and in 1875 the first headmaster of The Leys School, Cambridge. He remained headmaster for the rest of his life; one of the school's houses is named after him.
On a stormy afternoon in 1898, he was on his way to visit a sick parishioner when he suffered a heart attack in the grounds of the school. A gardener found him and bought him back to his house, where he died soon after, aged sixty-two. He was interred in Histon Road Cemetery, Cambridge, and has a memorial in Wesley's Chapel, London.
In his biography, his son James noted that "So genuine was his sense of unworthiness that praise to him became a positive pain. He would walk out of the room rather than hear a laudatory passage about himself."
- Selected writings
- Concordance to the Greek Testament, with Alfred Shenington Geden, Harold Keeling Moulton, ISBN 0 567 08571 6
- William F. Moulton, a memoir  written by his two sons, William Fiddian Moulton Jr. and James Hope Moulton.
- The Papers of Oscar Browning, written with James Hope Moulton 
- The Story of the Manchester Mission
- The Old World and the New Faith, Notes Upon the Historical Narrative Contained in the Acts of the Apostles
- Author, Unknown (1891). Wesley and His Successors. London: Charles H Kelly. p. 258.
- Norgate, Gerald le Grys (1901). "Moulton, William Fiddian". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1901 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- John Wesley's School at Kingswood by John Telford