Born: 1804

Died: 1855

Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: GEORGE JAMES CUBITT was born in 1804, being the son of the Rev. John Cubitt, Eector of South Eepps, co. Norfolk. He was educated at Norwich under Dr. Valpy; matriculated at Caius College, Cambridge, 1823; graduated B.A. 1827, and M.A. 1832. He was ordained priest at Norwich in 1829, and was appointed Chaplain in 1832. He served for short periods at Bellary, Vepery, and Bangalore until 1839, when he returned to England and retired from the Company's Service. When at Bellary, in 1834, he published a pastoral letter to his parishioners, which was affectionate and earnest in tone. In 1838 he and the Rev. George Trevor were the joint authors of a similar pastoral letter to their parishioners at Bangalore. In this letter they strongly recommended lay baptism to European and Eurasian parents in isolated stations; they urged that in cases of necessity parents should baptise their children themselves, and report the act to the nearest Chaplain, rather than leave the children unbaptised, or take them to strange ministers of doubtful faith. He married at Madras in 1834 a daughter of Colonel Garrard. In 1844 he became Rector of St. Thomas , Winchester. He published a volume of sermons preached at Winchester in 1849. He was greatly interested in mission work, and was a valuable and valued member of the C.M.S. Committee till his death in 1855.