A CHEMIST who pioneered a treatment for malaria will be remembered with a plaque outside his former Tottenham home today.

John Eliot Howard (1807 - 1883)who lived at 1, Lordsmeade Road, near Bruce Castle Park, is the man responsible for developing the use of Quinine as a Malaria treatment.

The pharmaceutical chemist's life's work was the study of Peruvian cinchona bark and its derivative quinine which successfully treated fevers related to the tropical disease.

In 1874, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 1883, during the last months of his life, was presented with the Hanbury Medal of the Pharmaceutical Society for his achievements.

But Howard also founded Tottenham's Brook Street Chapel in 1839 which still functions today as the Tottenham headquarters of the Brethren.

Guided by the Howards, Brook Street chapel played an important part in the Brethren movement, whose followers were opposed to the rigid structure of traditional churches.

Howard, the second son of Luke Howard FRS and Mariabella Eliot, had followed his father's footsteps into science.

Luke Howard, also a chemist, is known as the father of meteorology or, in other words, the first weatherman.

He classified and named the cloud system we use today.

John Eliot married Maria Crewdson, daughter of William Dillworth Crewdson, of Kendal, in September 1830.

The Crewdsons and the Howards were both established Quaker families already connected by marriage. They moved into Lord's Meade where they lived for the rest of their lives, and raised a large family of four sons and five daughters, born between 1831 and 1848.

John died in 1883, aged 75, and wife Maria in 1892 at the age of 85. They are both buried in Tottenham Cemetery. The plaque will be unveiled today at 2pm with members of his family in attendance.