Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM GRAY was born in Ireland in 1829. He was a Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin, and graduated B.A. in 1852, being Gold Medallist of the year and taking a first class in Logic and Ethics. He was ordained deacon in 1854 at Norwich, and priest in 1854 at Cork. In 1856 he was appointed Vice-Principal of the Doveton College, Madras. In 1858 he offered his services to the C.M.S.; they were accepted, and he was sent to North Tinnevelly. From 1858 to 1866 he was secretary of the Corresponding Committee at Madras. In the latter year he returned to England. Subsequently he became Rector of St. Paul's, Lincoln, for a short time; and then Secretary of the Home Committee. This appointment he held from 1874 to 1894.