Ordained deacon 9 Aug. 1778 by J. Yorke , bishop of S. Davids , he was appointed ( 4 Sept. 1778 ) a chaplain on board the ‘ Superbe ,’ the flagship of admiral Sir Edward Hughes , which sailed for India early in 1779 . Then followed eighteen years in foreign service, Millingchamp leaving the fleet in July 1782 to become chaplain at Fort S. George , Madras . At Madras he started to learn Persian , becoming proficient in the language and collecting Persian and other oriental books and manuscripts (in N.L.W. since 1912 ).
He left India finally in 1796 , returned to Britain , and married ( 1798 ) Sarah Rawlinson of Grantham , and settled at Plas Llangoedmor , near Cardigan . Afterwards he received certain preferments in England and Wales (details in chapter xi of N.L.W. MS. 13737 ), being, in 1825 , appointed to the archdeaconry of Carmarthen . (He had proceeded D.D. at Oxford in 1821 ). A Sermon preached at St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, on Thursday, July 4th, 1811, before the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Church Union in the Diocese of St. Davids. … By the Rev. Benjamin Millingchamp was published at Carmarthen in 1812 .
He died 6 Jan. 1829 , and was buried at Llangoedmor .
Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth
Published date: 1959