Source: CMS Missionaries (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: EDMUND JOHNSON was born in Ireland in 1818. He graduated B.A. at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1841, and went for a year's special training to the C.M. College, Islington. He was ordained deacon in 1842, and priest 1843, by the Bishop of London. In the latter year he took his M.A. degree at Dublin, and went to India. He worked in the north for five years and in 1848 was transferred to Travancore. Two years later he succeeded the Rev. John Chapman as Principal of the Cottayam College. In 1854 he returned to evangelistic work and was stationed at Pallam in Travancore. He retired in 1858 after fifteen years service. He became Vicar of Wapley in 1877, and died in 1889.