Details of JOHN MCEVOY

Born: 1789

Died: 1851

Source: Chaplains in the HEIC 1805 to 1835 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: JOHN MCEVOY was born in 1789, being the son of Andrew McEvoy, a merchant of King's County. He matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1806, and graduated B.A. in 1813. He was admitted a member of St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1825, and was granted the ad eundem degree of M.A. in the University in 1826. He was appointed a Chaplain in 1834 at the age of forty-five. His first station was Secunderabad, with the duty of visiting Jaulnah occasionally. Here he stayed seven years, and was instrumental in carrying out some necessary alterations and improvements in the Church. In 1841 he was transferred to the Nagpore cantonment, known to soldiers then and since as Kamptee. There he remained till 1851, when his health broke down. He died at sea in July of that year on his way home.