Daniel Corrie

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Daniel Corrie from Frank Penny's Book 'The Church in Madras, Volume III' (1922)[1]

Daniel Corrie (10 April 1777–5 February 1837) was an English Anglican priest and bishop, the inaugural Bishop of Madras.[2]

Corrie was born at Ardchattan, Argyll, Great Britain, the second son of John Corrie, a vicar in Lincolnshire.[3] He was educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, ordained a deacon of the Diocese of Lincoln on 13 June 1802 and ordained a priest on 10 June 1804.[4] He became Archdeacon of Calcutta in 1823. He was consecrated bishop in 1835 and died on 5 February 1837.[5] The Times later reported that he had been taken ill at an SPG meeting on 31 January 1837.[6]



  1. ^ Penny, Frank (1922). The Church in Madras : being the History of the Ecclesiastical and Missionary Action of the East India Company in the Presidency of Madras From 1835 to 1861: Volume III (PDF). London: John Murray. p. frontispiece. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Eyre Chatterton
  3. ^ "Corrie, Daniel". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/6351.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. ^ "Corrie, Daniel (CRY799D)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ THE LATEST INTELLIGENCE The Bristol Mercury (Bristol, England), Saturday, 24 June 1837; Issue 2470
  6. ^ Friday, 23 June 1837; pg. 4; Issue 16450; col F

Further reading[edit]

  • Corrie, Daniel (1856) Familiar Letters; from Daniel Corrie, a military chaplain in the service of the East India Company, to a subaltern officer in the same service. The writer was subsequently advanced to the Bishopric of Madras. Cockermouth: Printed for private circulation only, at Bailey's office.
  • Corrie, Daniel et al. (1847) Memoirs of the Right Rev. Daniel Corrie; compiled chiefly from his own letters and journals, by his brothers, George Corrie and Henry Corrie. London: Seeley, Burnside, & Seeley
  • MacNaghten, Angus (1969) Daniel Corrie, his Family and Friends. London: Johnson ISBN 0853070180
Anglican Communion titles
New title Bishop of Madras
Succeeded by
George Spencer