Bottomley, Joseph an English Congregational minister, was born in Saddleworth, Nov. 2, 1806. He displayed great love for knowledge early in life, joined the Independent Church at the age of twenty-two, received his collegiate training at Airedale College, and in 1837 was ordained pastor of the Church at Richmond, Yorkshire. In 1840 Mr. Bottomley removed to Sowerby, near Halifax, where he labored until stricken by paralysis, of which he died, May 19, 1866. In his character were blended prudence, firmness, fidelity, and a loving spirit. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1867, p. 270.