Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM TOPLEY HUMPHREY was born in England in 1812. He was at the C.M. College, Islington, 1835-36; was ordained deacon in 1836, and priest in 1837, by the Bishop of London, and was appointed Principal of the Cottayam College, in Travancore, in 1838. After three years service he returned to England. In 1843 he was appointed a Chaplain in the Company's Service on the Bengal Establishment. He served with the troops during the Pegu War of 1852. He afterwards became Vicar of Wick, Pershore.