Unseemly competition developed for the parish, with John Darwall's former curate shamelessly pulling strings and telling lies in an effort not only to keep the parish for himself to the detriment of MWD
31 December 1804
The Rev. John Darwall
, stepson of poet Mary Darwall
, a teacher at King Edward VI School
, Birmingham, wrote to the Board of Governors seeking a ban on Children intended to work...