Boyd, Joseph an English Congregational minister, was born about the year 1810, and educated at the Borough-road Training School, from which place he went to teach a school connected with Hanover chapel, Toxteth Park, Liverpool. While here he was converted and began to preach, and in 1837 entered the Hull Townmission. He afterwards spent a short time in Hull College, and was appointed evangelist at Ousefleet, Whitgift, and Reedness, by the East Riding Home Missionary Society. In 1843 he became pastor of the Church at Burley-in-Wharfedale, where he labored for twelve years with much acceptance. In 1855 he removed to West Melton, near Rotherham, where for twenty-five years he pursued his calling with abundant labors. He resigned his charge at the end of September, 1880; and. died June 17, 1881. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1882, p. 285.