Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOSEPH BRACKENBURY was the son of Joseph Brackenbury of Spilsby, co. Lincoln. Born 1788. Matriculated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1806, and was soon afterwards elected to a foundation scholarship. A year later he obtained scholarships on the foundations of Bishop Mawson and Dean Spencer. He graduated B.A. in 1811. While an under graduate he published a volume of poems by subscription. The list of subscribers shows that he had many relations in his county. He was appointed Chaplain in 1813. He served at Secunderabad and Jaulnah from 1814 to 1818, when he returned home and resigned. He took his M.A. degree in 1819. In 1841 he became Chaplain and Secretary of the Magdalen Asylum, London, and retained this post till 1863, when he became Vicar of Quendon, Essex. He died in 1864.