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: SIMON SMYTHEES graduated from Trinity College Cam bridge, B.A. 1649 and M.A. 1653. He is described in the Trinity entrance book as Londinensis. He was appointed a Chaplain in 1663 and arrived at Fort St. George in that year. He was a pronounced royalist. Partly for this reason and partly because he had married a kinswoman of Sir Edward Winter, the Governor of Fort St. George, he took a decided part in the disputes between that Governor and the Puritan Governor sent out to supersede him. He remained at the Fort till 1668 and went home with Governor Winter.