Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1858-62(Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: OCTAVIUS DENE graduated B.A. in 1849 from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was ordained deacon in 1850, and priest in 1852, at Exeter. After serving curacies he was preferred to the Rectory of Newton Tracey, Devon, in 1858. This living he held for nearly two years, when he was appointed a Chaplain on the Madras establishment by the Secretary of State for India. He served at Trichinopoly, Vizagapatam, Fort St. George, and was for three years, 1867-70, Domestic Chaplain to Bishop Gell. In 1874 he became Principal of the Lawrence Asylum at Ootacamund. He retired from the Service in 1882, but remained Principal of the School till 1894, when he returned to England. He then became Rector of Teigngrace, Newton Abbot, where he died in 1896.