Source: Clergymen who where neither Chaplins nor Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WILLIAM PARKIN was ordained deacon at Masulipatam in 1852, and priest at Ootacamund in 1853. He appears to be the same William Parkin who was born in England in 1823, attended the C.M. College at Islington in 1844, and worked as a layman under the C.M.S. at Sierra Leone from 1845 to 1847. After his ordination in 1852 he worked at Madras, under the Bishop and the Colonial Church Society, being in charge of the district of John Pereiras in that city, in which there was a combination of European, Eurasian, and native mission work. His work came to an end in 1856.