Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN CHAPMAN was born in England in 1813. He graduated B.A. from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1836, with double honours, 27th Wrangler and 3rd class Classics. He was elected to a Fellowship at St. John's in 1836; proceeded M.A. in 1839; and took the B.D. degree in 1840. In that year he was ap pointed Principal of Cottayam College, Travancore. He occupied that important post for ten years, and then took up the work of the Rev. J. H. Gray at the C.M. Institution. Madras. Owing to the failure of his health he returned home in 1852, after twelve years service. Subsequently he became clerical secretary of the C.M.S. He died in London in 1862. He was the author of Outlines of the Evidences of Christianity, Syllabus of a Church History, The Foundations of the Temple, etc.