Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: ROBERT WELLS WHITFORD was the eldest son of Edward Whitford of St. Bride's, London; born 1804; Scholar of St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford, whence he graduated B.A. in 1830, taking a third class in honours. He was ordained deacon at Lincoln in 1831, and priest in 1832, and proceeded M.A. in the latter year. In 1839 he was appointed a Chaplain by the East India Company. He served at Secunderabad, Mangalore, Quilon, and Poonamallee. After his dismissal he served several curacies at home, became British Chaplain at Leipzig in 1869, and Vicar of Lyminster, Sussex, in 1877. He died in 1881.