Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: HENRY DEANE was born 1807, being the son of William Deane of Stretton, Suffolk. He matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, 1825; graduated B.A. 1829, M.A. 1834; and in the same year was appointed a Chaplain. He had only three stations during his service, Trichinopoly, Cannanore, and Ootacamund. This enabled him to do some really effective work in the cause of Eurasian education, in which he greatly interested himself. At Trichinopoly he brought the Vestry School to a high state of efficiency. In 1855 he became Rector of Hintlesham in Suffolk, and remained there till 1870. He married at Trichinopoly, in 1840, Aurora Cavendish Lewis, and had a family; one of the sons afterwards obtained a commission in the Madras Cavalry. He died in 1891, aged eighty-four.