Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JAMES BOYS was born in 1794, being the son of John Boys of Betshanger in the county of Kent. He matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford, 1811; graduated B.A. 1815, M.A. 1818; appointed a Chaplain 1823. He served at Wallajahbad in 1824 and suffered there in health like other Europeans; from 1825 to 1829 he was Chaplain of Secunderabad. In the latter year he was invalided home. He stopped at St. Helena on the way, and filled a vacancy as Chaplain for two years; he then returned to England and retired in 1833. He was presented to the Rectory of St. Mary in the Marsh, New Romney, by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1836; and he became Rector of Biddenden, Kent, in 1841. There he died in 1882.