Doveton Corrie Boys Higher Secondary School. Chennai India

Doveton Corrie Boys Higher Secondary School. Chennai India

2164 156 Elementary School

+91 (44) 25325619

12-A, Ritherdon Road, Vepery., Chennai, India - 600 007

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About Doveton Corrie Boys Higher Secondary School. Chennai India in 12-A, Ritherdon Road, Vepery., Chennai

On 1st March 1855, the Madras Parental Academic Institution and Doveton College were established at Vepery within the local limits of Madras and was opened for commencement of study

Capt. John Doveton was an Anglo Indian. Doveton is an illustrious name often mentioned in the history of the campaigns of Afghanistan, Mysore and Central India.

John was neglected by his relatives of the house to which he belonged. One of his uncles, while making enquiries after his own dead brother Michael, (John's father) found that his brother's son (John Doveton) was a poor, friendless, orphan at a charity school in Madras. He succeeded in obtaining for his nephew a commission in the Army of the Nizam of Hyderabad.


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John's service dated from 21st March 1817. He rose to be Captain Commandant of the Seventh Regiment of Infantry, a rank next to that of a Brigadier.

John Doveton inherited a large fortune. He resigned his commission and went to London where he died on 15th October 1853.

John Doveton took a great interest in the education of the community and bequeathed £50,000 for this purpose. This sum was equally divided between the Parental Academy at Calcutta, the name of which was then changed to Doveton College and another founded at Madras, the Doveton Protestant College.

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