Details of PETER JOHN JARBO

Born: 1821

Died: >1885

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

Biography: PETER JOHN JARBO was born in London in 1821. He was ordained deacon in 1854 and priest in 1855 by the Bishop of Madras. He was probably trained at Sullivan's Gardens before ordination. He worked in the Trichinopoly mission district from 1854 to 1856, when he was invalided home. He was Chaplain of the Tyne Sailors Home, 1857-60, and in 1859 obtained the degree of Ph.D. from the University of Jena. In 1860 he was appointed to a Chaplaincy on the Bengal establish ment, and he served at varioui places in the north of India between 1860 and 1877. Among his achievements was the raising of a large sum of money, said to have been Rs.l 00,000, to build and furnish St. James Church in Calcutta. Such a feat can only be accomplished by immense patience and immense energy. In 1868 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred upon him the degree of M.A. On retirement from the Indian Service he became Vicar of St. Martin's, Haverfordwest, 1879-80; Lecturer of Stoke Newington, 1880-85, when he retired from active work.