Appleby, David an English Congregational minister, was born at Abberton, near Colchester, Feb. 2,1819. At fourteen years he was converted through the labors of the Wesleyan Methodists and joined their Society. 'He became a fisherman at the age of seventeen, and thus continued till his twenty-first year. He was noted for his zeal in conducting services in the Bethels, and thus became a local preacher among the Methodists. Shortly after, he began to preach with great acceptance at Brightlingsea and other places. In 1844 he severed his connection with the Wesleyans, and joined the Congregational Church at Brightlingsea, of which he eventually became pastor. His career of great usefulness was cut short by sudden death, Sept. 7, 1854. " He was a good man and full of faith." ''See (Lond.) Cong. Year- book, 1855, p.202.