Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN OWEN PARR was born in 1799, being the son of John Parr of Bloomsbury, near London. He matriculated at Brasenose College,0xford, 1815, and was elected to a scholarship. He graduated B.A. 1818; was ordained 1821, and was appointed a Chaplain the same year. He served at the Presidency one year only and then returned home. He became Vicar of Durnford in Wilts in 1824; proceeded M.A. in 1830; Vicar of Preston in Lancashire in 1840; Honorary Canon of Manchester 1853; and died in 1877.