Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN HALLEWELL was born in 1795, being the son of the Rev. John Hallewell, Vicar of Boroughbridge in the county of York. He was educated at Thorp Arch School, under the Rev. John Peers. He matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge, 1813; was elected to a scholarship 1815; graduated B.A. in honours (twenty-seventh wrangler) 1818; M.A. 1821; elected Fellow of Christ's 1818; ordained 1820; curate of St. Andrew's, Cambridge, 1821; prelector and junior Dean 1821; appointed Chaplain 1823. He served (at St. Thomas Mount three years, Fort St. George one year, Black Town one year, and Cuddalore ten years (1829 to 1839), when he returned to England and retired. In 1844 he was presented by the Lord Chancellor to the Rectory of Chillendon in Kent. This he resigned in 1853, and took up his residence at Stroud in Gloucestershire, where he died in 1871.