Details of GEORGE BROADLEY HOWARD

Born: 1827

Died: 1912

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

Biography: GEORGE BROADLEY HOWARD was born in 1827, at Derby, his father being at the time Vicar of St. Michael's in that town. He was educated at Derby Grammar School, at Sedburgh School, and at St. John's College, Cambridge, of which college he was a Scholar. He graduated B.A. in 1852 in classical honours. He was ordained deacon in 1853, and priest in 1854, by Bishop Blomfield, of London, his first curacy being at St. Barnabas , Kensington, under Dr. Hessey, 1853-56. At this time he was tutor to Val Prinsep, the future Royal Academician; and through the influence of his father, who was a retired Bengal Civilian, he obtained a Chaplaincy in 1856. His experiences at Rangoon and at Trichinopoly were published in the Indian Churchman in 1898. Let it suffice to say here that he was removed from Rangoon at the beginning of 1859, and from Trichinopoly at the beginning of 1860. At his next station, Quilon, he remained over four years; and then being unable to bear up against the climate, he retired from the Service. At Quilon he made good use of his time in the study of the Syriac liturgies of the Syrian Christians on the Malabar coast; and in 1864 he published a translation of them under the title of The Christians of St. Thomas and their Liturgies. He died at Worthing in 1912, aged 85 years.