Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JAMES MORANT was bom in London, being the son of George Morant. He was educated at a private school and graduated B.A. in 1834 from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and M.A. in 1837. He entered the Company's service in 1838. He served at Belgaum, Arcot, Bangalore (1845-49), and Bellary (1850-58). From 1842 to 1845 he was Chaplain to Bishop Spencer and accompanied him on the tour of 1843-44, described by the Bishop in his published Journal. He died at Bellary in 1858, but there is no monument to his memory. He was the father of Lieut.-Col. J. L. L. Morant, E.E., who designed the Church at Wellington, and who has a memorial tablet in St. George's Cathedral, Madras.