Details of GEORGE EDDISON MORRIS

Born: 1817

Died: 1899

Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: He was the son of the Rev. George Morris, of Penzance. He was born in 1817; graduated B.A. from Worcester College, Oxford, in 1839, and proceeded M.A. in 1856. He went to India in 1840 to succeed Whitehead as Head Master of the Vepery Mission Grammar School. He was at the same time Incumbent of Trinity Chapel in John Pereiras. He resigned the appointments in 1846 ending his association with the SPG, and was appointed a Chaplain in 1847 through the influence of Bishop Spencer. He was ordained deacon at Worcester in 1840, and priest at Madras in 1841. He served at Trichinopoly, 1848-54; Pallaveram, 1856-62; Bangalore, 1862-63; Ootacamund, 1863-65; Bangalore, 1865-66. At all these places he had the opportunity of doing valuable educational as well as pastoral work. On his retirement, in 1866, he became Rector of Middleton Scriven, where he worked for thirty years. In 1896 he went to live at Worcester, and there he died in 1899.