Source: SPG Missionaries 1826 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN LUDOVICK IRION was a Lutheran minister employed by the C.M.S. In 1828 the C.M.S. were reducing expenditure, and consented that Irion should be transferred to the S.P.G., if required. The transfer was recommended by Archdeacon Robinson, and the Society consented if he has been episcopally ordained, or willing to be. Meanwhile he remained in Madras as assistant to Dr. Rottler. He was ordained deacon by Bishop Wilson at Tanjore in January 1835, and priest at St. George's Church, Madras, on February 18 following. He was stationed at Nazareth from that date until 1839, when he went to England on sick leave. Being unable to return through continued ill health he was pensioned by the Society.