Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN WILLIAM DORAN Born 1800 in Ireland; educated at Trinity College, Dublin; B.A. 1824; ordained and arrived at Madras 1825; succeeded Joseph Fenn as Principal of Cottayam College 1826; retired 1830. He took the degree of LL.D. soon after his return home. From 1834 to 1846 he was Association Secretary of the C.M.S.; he became Rector of Beeston St. Lawrence, Norfolk, in 1854; and died in 1862. He was the first graduate missionary of the C.M.S. in the south of India, for Beddy did not graduate till he had given up mission work.