Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM DRAYTON CARTER was born in 1796, being the son of William Grover Carter of Portsmouth. He matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1818, but took no degree. Appointed 1829; arrived at Madras at the close of that year; but he was not physically strong enough to bear the heat, so he obtained leave at once and returned to England. His name was kept on the establishment list for five years according to rule, to give him the opportunity of changing his mind, and at the end of that time it was struck off. He was Vicar of Wye, Kent, from 1836 to 1846; Rector of Kidlington, Rutland, 1846 to 1858; Vicar of Kirby Moorside, Yorks, 1859 to 1864, when he died.