Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM RAWLINS CAPEL graduated B.A. from Christ's College, Cambridge, in 1851, and proceeded M.A. in 1854. He was ordained deacon at Worcester in 1851, and priest at Lichfield in 1852. He was Curate of Yoxall, in the county of Stafford, from 1851 to 1854, when he was appointed a Chaplain. He served from that date till 1861 at Rajahmundry, when owing to ill-health he retired. In 1863 he became Vicar of Bickenhill, to which parish he devoted his efforts for twenty-six years. He gave up active work in 1889, and died at Bournemouth in 1904.