Details of JOHN WILLIAM WYNCH

Born: c1838

Died: 1915

Source: Chaplains in the HEICS 1858-62(Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)s

Biography: JOHN WILLIAM WYNCH was born in India, being the son of an officer in the Company's Horse Artillery, the grandson of a Madras Civilian, the great-grandson of a Governor of Fort St. George, who was the nephew of a former Chaplain who arrived at Madras in 1731. Wynch was educated at Cheltenham College, and at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, whence he graduated B.A. in 1858. He was ordained deacon in 1858, and priest in 1859, at Worcester, in which diocese he served the curacy of All Saints , Birmingham. He took the M.A. degree in 1861, and shortly afterwards was appointed to a Chaplaincy. Between that date and 1886, when he retired, he served at twelve different stations. At several of these he showed great activity in building and restoring Churches and schools. Two places may be specially mentioned in this connection, Vizagapa- tam and Mysore. In other ways he left his mark at South Black Town, Mercara, Vepery, Wellington, and Trimulgherry. In the early part of his service he developed higher Church views than he had professed on his arrival, together with the desire to express them ritually and ceremonially. On his retirement he became in succession Vicar of All Saints , Cambridge (1886-88), Vicar of Brize Norton (1890-1900), Chaplain of Cologne (1900-1), Chaplain of St. Servan (1901-4). He died in 1915