Barber, William an English Wesleyan missionary, was born in Bristol, of pious parents, whose training of him resulted in his early conversion. By diligence he acquired a respectable learning. In 1824 he was sent to Gibraltar as missionary to the Spaniards, but, after laboring with success for four years, was cut off at his post by the ravages of an epidemic fever, Oct. 26, 1828. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1829; Barber [Rev. Aquila], Memoirs (Lond. 1830).