Details of SAMUEL TUTCHIN

Born: c1630

Died: 1674

Source: Chaplains in the Jurisdiction of the Presidency of Fort St George from 1647 to 1805 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: SAMUEL TUTCHIN matriculated at Wadham College Oxford in November 1650; he is described in the entrance book as Sacerdotis filius, his father being Kobert Tutchin of Newport, Isle of Wight, clericus. He took no degree at Oxford; but he became Vicar of Odiham in Hampshire soon after leaving the University. Not being in holy orders he was ejected from this vicarage at the Eestoration. In 1670 the East India Company appointed him Chaplain to one of their ships called the Return. He went two voyages. On his second voyage he went to Bantam, and there received orders to go to Fort St. George to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Hounsill. This was in the middle of the year 1673. He remained at the Fort till June 1674 when he fell a victim to the climate, being the fourth Chaplain to die on the Coast.