Iltudus Thomas Prichard was born in 1826 in Bristol, the fifth son of physician and ethnologist James Cowles Prichard and Anna Marie Estlin. He attended Rugby School before entering the Bengal army, serving through the mutiny before retiring in 1859. Prichard returned to England and studied law. He then returned to India, where he edited the Delhi Gazette and served as a barrister. Throughout his life, he turned his Indian experiences into several books, including a memoir of his mutiny experiences (1860), a novel “How to Manage It” (1864), and the satire “The Chronicles of Budgepore” (1870). It would seem that Prichard was one of the men who were involved in the translations used by Henry Myers Elliot in his History of India (edited and published by Dowson posthumously).
Prichard died in 1874 in India.