Details of GEORGE ENGLISH

Born: 1818

Died: 1904

Source: CMS Missionaries,Chaplains in the HEICS 1858-62 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: GEORGE ENGLISH was born in England in 1818. He went to the C.M. College, Islington, in 1844; was ordained deacon in 1848 by the Bishop of London, and went to Madras in 1849. He was ordained priest by the Bishop of Madras in 1852. He worked at Masulipatam in the Telugu country till 1857; but having a difficulty in learning the language he transferred his services to the Colonial Church Society, and became Incumbent of Christ Church, Nellore, ministering to the English and Eurasian residents from 1859 to 1861. In the latter year he was appointed a Chaplain in H.M.'s Indian Service on the recommendation of Bishop Dealtry in 1861. He served at Masulipatam, Secunderabad, Mysore, Bellary, Coonoor, and at Holy Trinity, Bangalore. Upon his retirement in 1882, he became Vicar of Lindsell (1882-84) and then Rector of Coombe Hay, near Bath, where he died in 1904.