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: THOMAS WHITEHEAD was born in 1645, being the son of Thomas Whitehead of London. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall Oxford in March 1662-3, and graduated B.A. in 1666. He was appointed by the Directors for service at the Bay agency in 1671 in the place of Hounsill who had been detained at Fort St. George; but, like Hounsill, he never reached the Bay; for when he arrived at Fort St. George, the Governor and Council directed him to proceed to Masulipatam, and here he remained till his death in 1676. He was the fifth Chaplain to die on the Coast.