Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1836-58 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: HERBERT BARNES was born in 1833, being one of the sons of the Ven. George Barnes, D.D., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, and Archdeacon of Barnstable. He was a Student of Christ Church, Oxford; graduated B.A. in honours in 1855, and pro ceeded M.A.n 1858. He was ordained deacon in 1855, and priest in 1856, at Exeter, his first curacy being at Paignton, 1855-58. He entered the Company's Service in 1858; served as Domestic Chaplain, 1858-60, and at Vizagapatam, 1860-61 . Like Alleyne Pearson, he was quite unable to bear the heat of the climate. He did some good work at Vizagapatam in preserving the schools at that station; but he had to apply for leave at the end of 1861 . At the end of his furlough he retired. He became Rector of Alwington, Devon, and Lecturer of St. Mary's, Bide- ford, 1861-78; and Rector of Langtree, Devon, 1873-91, when he died. He was Rural Dean of Torrington from 1878; Prebendary of Exeter from 1883; and Archdeacon of Barnstable from 1885.