Source: Clergymen who where neither Chaplins nor Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: URIAH DAVIES was a Scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge; he graduated B.A. in honours in 1847. He was ordained deacon at York in 1847, and priest the following year, his curacy being at Hull. He accepted work under the Bishop of Madras and the Additional Clergy Society in 1849, and on arrival in India was appointed Incumbent of Cuddapah. Here he remained five years, ministering to the Europeans and Eurasians, and superintending with energy and enthusiasm a local mission among the Telugus of the neighbourhood. In 1855 his health necessitated a change, and he was appointed to the Incumbency of Yercaud on the Shevaroy Hills. He returned home in 1861 . In the same year he became Incumbent of St. Matthew's, Islington. There he worked till his death in 1885.