Corrie, Daniel

Corrie, Daniel a bishop of the Church of England, was born about 1777. Having been nominated a chaplain on the Bengal Establishment, he proceeded to India towards the close of 1806. His first station up the country was at Chunar, where he was soon able to speak to the natives in Hindostanee, of which he had acquired the rudiments on his voyage out. Benares had also the benefit of his visits and ministrations. By the assistance of friends he raised a small church at Secrole, soon after another at Benares, and in 1818 the beautiful church at Chunar, together with a small chapel at Buxar, to the poor invalids and native Christians of which place he extended his labors of love. In 1810 he was removed to Cawnpore to labor with his friend, Henry Martyn, and continued there about a year, until obliged, by illness, to proceed to Calcutta. At the close of 1812 he removed to Agra, and two years later returned to England for the benefit of his health. and while there was much engaged in preaching for the Church Missionary Society in behalf of India. On resuming his missionary labors at Benares he devoted much of his care to establishing schools for the native Hindus and Mohammedans. In 1819 he became presidency chaplain, and in 1823 archdeacon of Calcutta; but this appointment did not prevent him from working for the native congregations, besides translating Sellon's Abridgment of Scripture, the Prayer-book, and many of the homilies, into Hindostanee. He likewise drew up Outlines of Ancient History, in English, for the benefit of the native youth. In 1834, after a sojourn of nearly twenty-eight years in India, archdeacon Corrie was called to England to be consecrated bishop of Madras. He returned at once to India, but died February 5, 1837. Bishop Corrie was a man in whose character the Christian graces were beautifully developed. See (Lond.) Christian Remembrancer, July, 1837, page 442.

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