Born: 1794

Died: 1831

Source: SPCK Missionaries 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: JAMES RIDSDALE Born 1794 at Hull; was trained under the Vicar of Dewsbury; ordained deacon and priest 1819; arrived at Madras 1820. He had a difficulty in learning Tamil, and therefore ministered to a Eurasian congregation in the John Pereiras district of Madras. He was instrumental in building the Church and the school at that place; he fell a victim to cholera in 1831.