Balshaw, Robert, an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Altrincham, Jan. 7, 1828. He entered the ministry in 1852, and died in the fulness of his strength at Kilburn, London, Nov. 21, 1877. Constitutionally prone to despondency, his spirits wore a tinge of sadness on account of the wickedness of men. He was unusually gifted in prayer, and many were converted through his labors. He was a good man; pure in heart, of quick spiritual sensibilities, of large and loving sympathies, devout, reverent, prayerful. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1878, p. 24.