Kerr, Richar-hall, Dd
Kerr, Richar-Hall, D.D.
an English clergyman, was born in Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 3,1769. He graduated from Trinity College in 1788, was ordained. and appointed domestic chaplain to the bishop of Sonor and Man in 1789, and in the following year went out of India, where he was appointed principal of the Portuguese College at Mankeim, Bombay. In 1793 he became one of the East India Company's chaplains; in 1796 the superintendent of the Military Male Orphan Asylum at Egmone, Madras; and in the same year junior chaplain of Fort St. George, which office he held in addition to the presidency of the orphanage. In 1804 he was appointed senior chaplain of Madras, in which position he labored earnestly till his death, April 15, 1808. Dr. Kerr was an accomplished scholar, an impressive preacher, and very zealous in all his duties. See The (Lond.) Christian Observer, February 1812, pages 80, 150.