Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: COLIN THOMAS TUCKER was born in England in 1818. He was at the C.M. College, Islington, 1839-41; was ordained deacon 1841, and priest 1842, by the Bishop of London. In 1842 he went to Tinnevelly and worked there for 24 years. He took the Rev. John Thomas, of Mengnanapuram, as his model and worked as he worked. His centre was the village of Paneivilei. There he built a large Church; and in the district round about he built 48 village Churches. He died in England in 1866. A memoir of his life and work was written by the Rev. G. Pettitt.