Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM GUMMING NAGLE was born in 1810, being the son of Mr. Garrett Nagle, Architect, of Michclstown, in the county of Cork, Ireland. He was a Scholar of Caius College, Cambridge, and graduated B.A. from that College in 1839, being at the head of the second class in mathematical honours, that is first Senior Optime. He was ordained deacon in 1840, at Lincoln, and priest in 1841, at Oxford, his curacy being at Wallingford. In 1842 he proceeded to the M.A. degree of his University, and was appointed a Chaplain by the Board of Directors of the East India Company. He served at Jaulnah from 1843 to 1851; at Vellore from 1853 to 1858; and at Coonoor from 1858 to 1861, when he retired. Upon his retirement he became Vicar of Bransgore, in Hampshire. He retired from active work in 1872, and died at Brighton in 1897. He used his double Christian name until his ordination and then dropped the second name of Gumming; henceforth he was known only as William Nagle.