Details of BENJAMIN MILLINGCHAMP

Born: 1757

Died: 1829

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 MILLINGCHAMP was born at Cardigan in 1757, his father having the same Christian name. He matriculated at Queen's College Oxford in 1773; migrated to Merton College the same year on obtaining a Bible Clerkship; and graduated B.A. 1777. Being ordained Deacon he obtained a Chaplaincy in the Royal Navy, and was on duty with his ship on the Coromandel Coast when, owing to Mr. Bain- brigge's failing health, the services of a Chaplain were required at Fort St. George. He was appointed by the local Government in July 1782. He remained at Fort St. George till 1789 when ill health compelled him to return home. He took this opportunity of being ordained Priest; the ordination took place at Gloucester in 1791 by letters dimissory from the Archbishop of Canterbury. He returned to England finally in 1796. He became perpetual Curate of Llandoye, co. Cardigan, in 1813; Vicar of Llandugwrd 1815; Rector of Rushall, co. Wilts, and Prebendary of St. David's 1819. He graduated at Oxford M.A., B.D., and D.D. in 1821; was appointed Archdeacon of Carmarthen 1827 and died in 1829.