Bannister, William an English Wesleyan missionary, commenced his labors in New Brunswick in 1833, laboring in Petitcodiac, Fredericton, and Grand Menan. In 1838 he removed to the West Indies, where he became one of the most efficient ministers. From 1846 he was chairman and general superintendent of the missions in the St. Vincent and Demerara district. He died of the cholera at Barbadoes, July 9, 1854. He was most indefatigable in relieving the suffering in that sad period. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1854.