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: JAMES ESTCOURT ATWOOD In the Act Book of the Arch bishop of Canterbury he is described as Clerk, and no degree is mentioned. His certificate of appointment was signed by the Archbishop and also by the Bishop of London. He was appointed a Chaplain in 1799 and arrived at Madras at the end of that year. He was at once sent to Vellore; he remained there till 1802 ministering to the Europeans there and at Arcot. In August 1802 he became Junior Presidency Chaplain under Ball for a year, and then returned for another year to Vellore and Arcot. In June 1804 he became Junior Presidency Chaplain again under Kerr for six months. In December 1804 he became the first Chaplain of St. Thomas Mount; here he died in 1810.