Details of PETER PERCIVAL

Born: c1825

Died: 1882

Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: PETER PERCIVAL was an Englishman employed by the Wesley an Missionary Society in Ceylon for twenty-two years, and in Calcutta for three years, 1829-32, before he returned home in 1851. He was ordained deacon by the Bishop of London in 1852. During the next two years he was one of the Lecturers at St. Augustine's College, Canterbury, and gave a valuable course on India and its Religions. He went back to Madras in 1854 under the S.P.G. He was ordained priest in 1855 by the Bishop of Madras, and worked in Madras city till 1856. He then severed his connection with the Society in order to carry on educational work. He became a Professor at the Presidency College, and later was Chaplain of the Military Female Orphan Asylum.