Frederick Gell was born in 1820 and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1843 he was appointed a Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge, and later that year ordained. His first ecclesiastical post was as a Curate at Great St Mary’s, Cambridge after which he became Domestic Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of London and then the 4th Bishop of Madras,- an office he held for over a quarter of a century. He died on March 25, 1902.
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1861 – 1899
- “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- British Empire web-site
- "Gell, Frederick (GL839F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- The Times, Monday, May 15, 1843; pg. 3; Issue 18296; col B University Intelligence. Cambridge, May 13
- The Times, Wednesday, Dec 06, 1843; pg. 7; Issue 18472; col C Ordination Deacons of Cambridge
- Church web-site
- "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
- The Times, Monday, Jul 01, 1861; pg. 6; Issue 23973; col E Consecration Of The Bishop Of Madras
- The Times, Friday, Mar 28, 1902; pg. 7; Issue 36727; col A Obituary The Rt Rev Frederick Gell