Barber, Aquila a minister of the British Wesleyan Methodist Church, was born in Bristol, Jan. 14, 1797. He was converted at the age of eighteen,.was received into the ministry in 1821, became a supernumerary in 1863, settled at Gainsborough, and died April 21, 1870, having had the rare joy of seeing four of his sons called to the ministry. He was distinguished by a firm attachment to the Church, by cheerfulness and uprightness, and by his faithfulness and ability as a preacher. He wrote, A Brother's Portrait; Memorials of the Late Rev. William Barber, with Memorials of his Wife Written by Himself (Lond. 1830, 8vo). See Minutes of British Conference, 1870, p. 31.