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 WENDEY was appointed in the place of Stevenson to Fort St. George in 1719. On his way out his ship was wrecked at Sadras, so that he did not arrive at the Fort till January 1719-20. Neither he nor any of the succeeding Chaplains except Leeke up to 1750 were licensed by either the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Bishop of London. He was educated at King's College Cambridge, and graduated B.A. in 1709 and M.A. in 1713; but as he was not a King's scholar, no record of his parentage, age nor place of early education has been preserved. In 1724 he married at Fort St. George Frances Johnson, the widow of a Company's servant; she died, however, within five months of the wedding day. Wendey returned home in January 1727-8; and in 1729 was instituted to the vicarage of Fulham.