Blessley, Robert an English Congregational minister, was born at Portsea in 1798 of pious parents. He was converted at the age of seventeen, and admitted into Church-fellowship in his twenty-second year. He received his ministerial preparation at the Theological College of Gosport, and his first settlement was at Alresford, Hants. Mr. Blessley removed in 1830 to Highgate, where he labored ten years. Thence he went to Hull, Yorkshire, where many seals to his ministry were given him among the sailors and captains. His last labors were at Folkestone, where he was pastor six or seven years. He died Feb. 20, 1860. Mr. Blessley's great characteristics were conscientiousness and sincerity. He was of a contemplative and highly cultivated mind. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1861, p. 202.