Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: RICHARD SMYTH was bom in 1774, being the son of Eichard Smith of Beading in Berkshire. He matriculated at Hertford College, Oxford, in 1792; graduated B.A. 1798, and M.A. 1800; and appointed Chaplain in 1808. The first five years of his service were spent at Trichinopoly, and the last fifteen in the North Arcot District, where a strong brigade was divided between Arcot, Arnee, Vellore, and Wallajahbad. At the end of 1829 he went on sick leave to Bangalore and died there n the last day of the year in the fifty-seventh year of his age. He was buried in the old cemetery. The inscription on the monument shows that his widow Maria was buried in the same grave in 1841.