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: ST. JOHN BROWNE was born at Cork in 1749, his father having the same Christian name. He was educated at Westminster School; matriculated at Trinity College Cam bridge in 1766; and graduated B.A. in 1770. He was appointed a Chaplain by the Directors in January 1775, without reference to the Archbishop of Canterbury or the Bishop of London as far as can be discovered. He arrived at Fort St. George in August of the same year. Within a short time of his arrival an unfortunate error of judgement cut short his ministerial career.