Source: Chaplains in the Jurisdiction of the Presidency of Fort St George from 1647 to 1805 (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: WALTER HOOKE was appointed, complained against, and recalled at the same time as William Thomson. He was the third son of William Hooke, clericus, of Axminster in the county of Devon, who was one of the deprived Ministers of the Church in 1643. On his deprivation he went to America. Walter was for two years at the New England College of Harvard. This was allowed to count as one year's residence at Cambridge; so that after matriculating at Pembroke College in 1654 he graduated B.A. in 1656. On his arrival on the Coast he was appointed to officiate at Masulipatam. Here he remained for two years. Though recalled with Thomson he did not return home; for he died at Masulipatam in 1670, being the first of a long line of Chaplains to leave his bones in the Presidency.