Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: RICHARD WILLIAM MOORSOM was born in 1795, being the son of William Moorsom of Scarborough. He was educated at St. Peter's School, York; matriculated at Queen's College, Cambridge, 1817, where he resided four terms. He then migrated to Jesus College, which he entered as a Fellow Com moner in December 1818; graduated B.A. 1821; appointed a Chaplain 1822. After serving four years at Masulipatam he was promoted to be Junior Presidency Chaplain in 1826. At the end of another four years his health gave way and he had to take sick leave and a sea voyage. He died at sea on the voyage to Mauritius in May 1830. He was unmarried.