Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: EDWARD CHARLES MACLEOD was an officer in one of the East India Company's ships, who offered his services to Bishop Spencer as a missionary. He was sent to Bishop's College, Calcutta, for education and training; was ordained deacon in 1841 , and priest in 1843, by the Bishop of Madras. He officiated acceptably to the European congregations at Pulicat and Cochin whilst trying to learn the Tamil language. Like some others, he was constitutionally incapable of learning a foreign language. Consequently he was disqualified as an S.P.G. worker in 1845.