Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: RICHARD LEA ALLNUT was born in England in 1818. He graduated B.A. in 1841 from St. Peter's College, Cambridge, in Mathematical Honours, and proceeded M.A. in 1845. He was ordained deacon in 1841, and priest in 1842, by the Bishop of Chichester, and was Vicar of Wicken for three years. Then in 1846, influenced by the missionary enthusiasm of his friend T. G. Ragland, he went to Tinnevelly. After 1 3/4 years, before he had time to be of practical use to the cause, he was invalided home. He afterwards became Vicar of Damerham, Wilts, Vicar of St. Stephen's, Tonbridge, and Vicar of Monkton, Kent, successively.