HOOLE, Elijah. Manchester 1798 — 17.6.1872. British Missionary in India. Son of Holland Hoole, a shoemaker, educated at Manchester. In 1820 he went to India as a Wesleyan missionary, participated in the Committee for revising the Tamil Bible in Madras. In 1828 left India because of ill-health and became Superintendent of Schools in Ireland and 1836-72 one of the General Secretaries of the Wesleyan Missionary Society. Married 1835 Elizabeth Chubb.
Publications: translations of parts of the Bible and other works in Tamil.
– A Personal Narrative of a Mission to the South of India 1820-8. L.1829, enlarged ed. as Madras, Mysore, and the South of India. L. 1844.
– missionary works and articles.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; E.J. Rapson, D.N.B. 27, 1891, 300; Wikipedia.