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William Mountford, Rev

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Stoke-On-Trent, England
Death: October 22, 1966 (77)
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Eli Mountford and Ellen Milner
Husband of Ida May Darnley
Father of Anthony William Mountford, Dr and Dorothy Ellen Mountford
Brother of Jess Mountford; Arthur Mountford; ? Mountford; Bettie Mountford and Margaret Mountford

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About William Mountford, Rev

William Mountford attended Burgh Theological College in England and moved to South Africa in 1916 as an Anglican missionary, based in the Transkei. He served in Tsolo, Flagstaff and other parts, travelling on his white horse, dressed beautifully in white jacket and pith helmet. He moved to St Stithians in Durban as a deacon and met Ida May Darnley, newly arrived from England. They were known as "the handsomest couple in Durban". They married in 1923 and the reception was held at the Royal Hotel. William served in parishes throughout Natal including Stanger, Newcastle (where he was mayor during the 2nd World war) and Greytown, ending his career at St Mary's, Greyville, Durban as a very senior clergyman.

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William Mountford, Rev's Timeline

March 6, 1889
Stoke-On-Trent, England
October 27, 1924
Age 35
Durban Metro, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
January 2, 1926
Age 36
Durban, KZN, South Africa
October 22, 1966
Age 77
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa