Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM TOMES was born 1786, being the son of John Tomes of Dublin. He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1805; was elected to a scholarship 1809; graduated B.A. 1811; and appointed a Chaplain in 1835 at the age of forty -nine. On arrival at Madras he was sent to Arcot; he had to visit the out- stations of Arnee and Wallajahbad. Here he remained from 1836 to 1839, when he was transferred to Secunderabad. He did not live through the year. He succumbed to the climate in October 1839, leaving a widow.