Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: FREDERICK WILLIAM BRIGGS was born in 1816, being the son of John Briggs of Wick, county Worcester. He graduated B.A. at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1837. He was incorporated a member of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1840, and was granted the degree of M.A. the same year. He was appointed a Chaplain on the Madras establishment in 1840; served for two years at Quilon and one year at Secunderabad, where he died in 1843.