Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN EDMUND SHARKEY was an Eurasian. He was born in Madras and educated at the C.M. Institution in that city. In 1843 he was employed as a catechist at Masulipatam under the Rev. H. W. Fox, who recommended him to the Bishop for ordination. He was ordained deacon in 1847, and priest in 1849, by the Bishop. He worked in the Masulipatam district till 1867, when he died, after a service of twentyfour years.