Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: ATTEYNE WARD PEARSON was born in 1831. He graduated B.A. in 1855 from Pembroke College, Cambridge, obtaining a first class in the Moral Science Tripos. He had previously won the Whewell University Prize in Moral Philosophy. He took the M.A. degree in 1860. He was ordained deacon in 1855, and priest in 1856, at Oxford, his first curacy being at Sunningdale, 1855-58. In 1858 the Directors appointed him a Chaplain on their Madras establishment. He served at Arcot, 1858-60, and had to take furlough on medical certificate; he served at Vepery, 1862-64, and again had to take furlough; he served at the Cathedral, .1865-67, and again had to return home. At the end of this third furlough he resigned his appoint ment. He then became in succession Curate of Charlecote, 1868-70; Vicar of Waterperry, 1870-76; Vicar of Headington, 1876-80; Rector of St. Margaret's, Canterbury, 1880-87; and Rector of Halstead, Kent, 1887-91. In 1891 he retired from active work and lived at East Pallant, Chichester, where he died in 1904.