Details of ROBERT MURPHY

Born: 1819

Died: >1890

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

Biography: ROBERT MURPHY was born in 1819, the son of Richard Murphy, of Cork. He graduated B.A. from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1848; was ordained deacon in 1850, and proceeded M.A. in 1852. In the following year he was selected by the Colonial Church Society for work in the diocese of Madras, and was sent to officiate at Bolarum by the diocesan committee. In 1854 he was recommended by Bishop Dealtry to the Directors, and was appointed a Chaplain in their service. He served at Secunderabad, 1854-55; St. George's Cathedral, 1855; Secundera- bad, 1856-57; Cathedral, 1857-66; Bangalore, 1866-72. In 1860 Bishop Dealtry appointed him diocesan Registrar. He was a very popular preacher, with a wonderful facility for quoting long passages from all parts of the Bible. At Bangalore he assisted Pettigrew to found and establish the Cantonment Orphanage. He published at Madras several of his sermons. From 1857 to 1866 he was on the diocesan committee of the Colonial Church Society