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: JOHN STANLEY was born in 1746. He is described in the Hertford College register book as the son of Edward Fleming Stanley of Westminster, gent. He matriculated at the above mentioned College in 1765; but does not appear to have taken any degree. He was approved for service in India by the Archbishop of Canter bury in October 1777; was appointed by the Directors in March 1778; and arrived at Fort St. George in July the same year. In September 1780 he went on leave to Bengal, and did not return to Fort St. George.