Baron, Richard an English Dissenting minister, but most noted for his zeal as a political writer, was born at Leeds, Yorkshire, and educated at the University of Glasgow, which he left with honorable testimonials in 1740. The next account we have of him he was ordained pastor of the Dissenting meeting at Pinners' Hall, Broad Street, London, in 1753. Much of his time and talents was employed in the cause of religious liberty, especially in editing books and collecting tracts on that subject. He died at Blackheath, Feb. 22, 1768. His publications include A Cordial for Low Spirits and The Pillars of Priestcraft and Orthodoxy Shaken (1768).