In "China's Millions" 1914 North American edition, pp. 41-42, there is an article on Theodore Howard, (3rd April 1837-22nd February 1914), son of Robert and grandson of Luke & Rachel Howard. He was the Home Director of the China Inland Mission in Great Britain since 1879. His successor was J. Stuart Holden.
In a brief account of Hudson Taylor's early connections with the Brethren, I have indicated several of the early Brethren who (like Theodore Howard) were keen supporters of the China Inland Mission, in my Elusive Quest pp.283-5 n.8. Timothy Stunt