Bensley John an English Methodist preacher, a native of Norwich, was born Dec. 17, 1806. Brought up by his Methodist parents to love God, he was converted at fifteen, and soon afterwards was made a local preacher. He continued among the Wesleyans till the Warrenite disruption in 1834. when he united with the New Connection, and the same year entered their ministry, going out as a supply to Truro. He travelled nineteen years, in. thirteen circuits, to the edification and delight of his hearers. He was a man of culture, mental-power, and piety. His health failed in 1852, and he removed to Sheffield as a supernumerary, where he died of typhus fever, Nov. 1, 1853. See Minutes of the Conference.