Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JAMES JOHNSTON BRYDGES SAYERS was the son of James Sayers, a surgeon, of Limerick. He was born in 1824. He graduated B.A. at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1847; was ordained deacon the same year, and took the degrees of LL.B. and LL.D. in 1856. In the College entrance book, and in the published list of Dublin Graduates, he appears as Johnston Brydges Sayers. In 1851 he arrived in Madras, having been nominated by the Colonial Church Society to the Incumbency of Christ Church. In 1855 he returned home with a recommendation from Bishop Dealtry to the Directors, who appointed him to a Chaplaincy in 1856. He served at Secunderabad, 1856-58; Vellore, 1861-74; Fort St. George, 1874-78; Cocanada, 1878-79. He was moved from Fort St. George in 1878, and died the following year at Cocanada.