Details of BENJAMIN WYMBERLEY SALMON

Born: 1743

Died: 1821

Source: Chaplains in the Jurisdiction of the Presidency of Fort St George from 1647 to 1805 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: BENJAMIN WYMBERLEY SALMON was the son of the Rev. John Wymberley Salmon (whose mother was a coheiress of Benjamin Wymberley of Weston, co. Lincoln, Esquire) who wa& Rector of Shelton, Norfolk. He was born at Shelton in 1743; matriculated at Corpus Christi College Cambridge in 1761; graduated B.A. 1766, M.A. 1769; and was elected to a Fellowship the same year. In March 1769 he was appointed by the Directors a Chaplain; he arrived at Fort St. George at the end of that year. He resigned his office in 1774 and returned to England. In 1781 he was instituted to the Rectory of Caistor in the diocese of Norwich. In 1805 he was appointed Domestic Chaplain to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales (afterwards George IV.). He died at Caistor in 1821, aged 78.