Berrill Edward an English Congregational minister, was born at Castle Mills, Bedford, Nov. 6, 1796. His advantages for early education were very limited, mostly confined to his own private reading. About the age of eighteen he joined the Church, and shortly afterwards began preaching in the surrounding villages. He commenced business as a builder in Bedford, in which he was greatly successful, but about 1840 he relinquished his trade and devoted himself entirely to the ministry. He preached successively seven years at Byfield; six years at Market-Deeping, and twelve years at Wollaston, Northamptonshire, when deafness and other infirmities compelled his resignation. He died April 7, 1875. See: (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1876, p. 317.