Source: Clergymen who where neither Chaplins nor Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: DAVID SIMPSON graduated B.A. from St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1853, and was ordained deacon just before he took his degree. In 1855 he went to Madras as Chaplain of the Military Male and the Military Female Orphan Asylums. This double appointment he held till 1861. In that year the Rev. Thomas Whitehouse succeeded him as Principal and Chaplain of the Male Asylum, and Simpson became Chaplain and secretary of the Female Asylum. This appointment he retained till 1866.