Details of BARRY O'MEARA DEANE

Born: 1819

Died: 1909

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

Biography: BARRY O'MEARA DEANE was born in Dublin in 1819; his father, William Deane, married Charlotte, daughter of Captain Jeremiah O Meara, and sister of Barry Edward O Meara, Surgeon to Napoleon Bonaparte, at St. Helena. He graduated B.A. at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1839, and proceeded M.A. when on furlough from India in 1871 . He was ordained deacon at Tuam in 1844, and priest at Worcester in 1846, on Letters Dimissory on each occasion from Archbishop Wliateley, of Dublin. e was Chaplain of Vevey, Switzerland, 1844-47; of Geneva, 1847-55; and of Berne, 1855-56. In 1856 he applied for and obtained a Chaplaincy in the Company's Service. He served at Bellary, 1857-66; Mercara, 1866-69; North Black Town, 1869-70; Wellington, 1872-73; and North Black Town, 1873-75. On retirement he returned to Switzerland and became Chaplain of Neuchatel, and Professor of English Literature at the college in that town. He died at Montreux in 1909, aged ninety years.