William Joseph Markham

I am pleased to announce the birth of William Joseph Markham at 8.28am on the morning of 1st February 2012, weighing 9lb 4.5oz. Mother, father and baby are all well :-)

He is called William after:

  • William Tyndale, who risked his life to bring the word of God to people in a language they could understand, and whose work underpins much of the King James version and later translations;
  • William Carey, who risked his life to bring the gospel to the people of India, including what is now Bangladesh;
  • William Wilberforce, who spent his life trying to persuade this country to live out the gospel truth that God created all men equal in status before Him; and
  • various Markham family Williams from whom he is descended, including William Markham, Archbishop of York.

We pray this William be a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus also, and shed as much of His light into the world as these men.

He’s spent the first 12 hours of his life mostly asleep, but we expect that to change…

22 thoughts on “William Joseph Markham

  1. That’s wonderful news, Gerv. He will teach you a depth of love and devotion that no other thing can. Cherish the time, it flies, but it keeps getting better. This first month is the hardest – but it quickly becomes unspeakably wonderful.

  2. Very beautiful sentiment and purpose behind his name. Thank you for sharing.

    “He’s spent the first 12 hours of his life mostly asleep, but we expect that to change”
    For the two of you as well. :)

  3. Congratulations, Gerv and family! We have so enjoyed our own little boy, Ethan Markham S. :) Our little girl is due in a month. The first few months are quite the challenge, to be honest, but then it starts to get better and better. Best to you; get rest as much as you can and CONGRATULATIONS!

  4. Late to the party, but no less sincerely: congratulations! All the best wishes for William, Ruth and yourself, enjoy this new life! :-)

  5. Hey Gerv,

    Many congratulations on the birth of your little one, he looks lovely! And I hope you are managing to get at least a little bit of sleep here and there…