Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: THOMAS SPRATT was born in India in 1827, and educated at the C.M. Institution, Madras. He was the younger brother of the Rev. James Spratt. The two brothers married the two sisters of the Rev. Stephen Hobbs, of the Tinnevelly mission. Thomas Spratt was an assistant teacher at the Cottayam College from 1846 to 1856. He was then sent to England for ordination if approved by the C.M.S. committee. He was ordained deacon by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1857; returned to Madras, and was appointed Principal of the Vernacular Training Institution at Palamcottah. In 1859 he was ordained priest by the Bishop of Madras. He carried on his work at Palam cottah till 1873 when he went to England and retired. He afterwards became Vicar of Abbeydale.