William Fiddian Moulton

1835-98. Headmaster and biblical scholar. He was born at Leek, Staffordshire, of a strongly Methodist family. In 1858 he entered the Wesleyan ministry and became tutor in classics at Wesley College, Richmond, Surrey. In 1870 he translated from German Winer's Grammar of New Testament Greek, with corrections and a number of additional notes which revealed his competence as a grammarian. There was a new edition of this in 1876, and he had begun a complete revision of it at the time of his death. In 1870 he was appointed to the NT committee working on the Revised Version of the Bible, and was by far its youngest member. In 1875 he was appointed headmaster of the newly founded Leys School, Cambridge, and he stayed there for the rest of his life. In 1897 there was published A Concordance of the Greek Testament which he had undertaken with A.S. Geden, but his own part was restricted through illness and Geden received some help from his colleague's son, J.H. Moulton.* He was president of the Wesleyan Conference in 1890.