Details of THOMAS LEWIS

Born: 1789

Died: 1833

Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: THOMAS LEWIS was born in 1789; he was a son of Thomas Lewis, M.D., of London. Matriculated at Queen's College, Oxford, 1806; graduated B.A. 1810, and M.A. 1815. He became a student of Lincoln's Inn 1809, but gave up the study of the law for theology before he was called to the bar. He was appointed a Chaplain in 1815, and on arrival at Madras was posted to Fort St. George. He retained this much coveted position for fourteen years, and in 1830 was appointed Chaplain to the North Arcot Brigade. On February 20, 1833, he died at Vellore. No monument was raised to his memory at that station nor at Arcot. In his will he mentioned his brother, Edward Page Lewis, Chaplain of Bunder (Masulipatam), and his sister, Margaret Wray Lewis, presumably the wife of his brother and the widow of William Amboor Keating.