Born: c1780

Died: 1851

Source: Register of LMS Missionaries, SOAS

Biography: Born c 1780. Studied at Gosport. Appointed to Surat. Ordained 19 October 1804 at Bermondsey Chapel, sailed for Madras 15 December 1804 arriving 24 June 1805. Under EIC strictures he was compelled to find an occupation and was procured the mastership of the Madras Asylum by Rev, then Dr Kerr. In 1806 he married Sarah Farquhar from Long Island, New York. He was the first missionary in charge of the LMS Mission Chapel in Davidson St, Black Town from its erection in 1806 until 1824. The Davidson Street Chapel became the site where American missionaaries Gordon Hall and Samuel Nott would preach. He founded the Madras Bible and Tract Society. He returned to retire in England in 1824 on account of declining health. He was occupied as an Independent minister in Herne Bay and then Canterbury when he died on 18 June 1851