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: JETHRO BRIDEOCKE was chosen for Fort St. George in 1692 for the same reason that Lewis was chosen that is, because of his linguistic ability. On arrival on the Coast he was sent to Fort St. David, where he apparently found little or no scope for his talent. He therefore resigned the service and returned home in 1695. He was the son of Jabez Brideocke of Shalburne, co. Berks, clericus; he matriculated at Gloucester Hall Oxford, 1679, aged 16; he graduated B.A. from Brasenose College 1683. His father was instituted vicar of Shalburne in 1661. Jethro Brideocke was a married man; but his wife did not accompany him to India.