Details of GEOEGE WELLS

Born: 1740

Died: >1789

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: GEOEGE WELLS was born in 1740; he was the son of the Rev. John Wells of Manningford Bruce, co. Wilts. He matriculated at Oriel College Oxford in 1757; and graduated B.A. 1760, M.A. 1773 and D.C.L. 1773. He also was a Chaplain in the Royal Navy; and being at Fort St. George in 1789 when Chaplains were required for the soldiers of the Company, he was appointed to a military chaplaincy in that year. He was stationed at Wallajabad with the 1st battalion of the Company's European regiment; but he did not remain long in the Company's service; he preferred a life afloat, and returned to the fleet.