Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM ALFRED PLUMPTRE was born in 1831, being the son of Edward Hall Plumptre, of Bloomsbury. He graduated B.A. from University College, Oxford, in 1853, and proceeded M.A. in 1858. He was ordained deacon in 1853, and priest in 1854, at Lichfield. In 1858 he was specially appointed as Incumbent of St. John's, Egmore, in Madras, whose congregation was one of well-educated native Christians. He retained this appointment till 1862, when he was invalided home. He became subsequently Vicar of Whatton, 1871-76, and Vicar of Bishop's Norton, 1876-79, when he died.