Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JAMES VIVIAN BULL was born in 1819, the son of James Bull, a barrister living in Cornwall. He graduated B.A. at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1841. He was ordained deacon and priest at Exeter in 1844, and was Vicar of Carnmenellis, in Cornwall, from 1847-49. In 1849 he was appointed a Chaplain on their Madras establishment by the East India Company. He served with the Burma Expeditionary Force from 1852 till 1855. St. Thomas Mount, 1855-56; Bangalore, 1858-63; Wellington, 1863-65; Domestic Chaplain to Bishop Gell, 1865-67. On his retirement from the service he became Curate-in-charge of Huxham in 1867, and Rector of Luccombe in 1869. He died at Luccombe in 1891.