Mainly self-taught, Dealtry worked as an usher in a Doncaster school and then as tutor to a private family, where he eloped with the sister of his pupil in 1819. After she died, he married again in 1824. He then studied at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, graduating LL.B. in 1828. After ordination, encouraged by Charles Simeon, he went to India as a chaplain in Bengal from 1828 to 1848. In 1835 he became Archdeacon of Calcutta, remaining in the post until his appointment as the Bishop of Madras in 1849. He died in post in 1861 and his widow Jane in 1892.
Lord Lugard, whose father was a friend of the Bishop in Madras, had 'Dealtry' as one of his Christian names.
- DEATH OF THE LORD BISHOP OF MADRAS .The Morning Post (London, England), Friday, April 05, 1861; pg. 5; Issue 27238. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
- "Dealtry, Thomas (DLTY822T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- The Times, Monday, Dec 03, 1849; pg. 5; Issue 20349; col C Consecration Of The Bishops Of Norwich, Llandaff and Madras
- The Times, Saturday, Jan 30, 1892; pg. 1; Issue 33548; col A Deaths
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