Brierly, Isaac an English Congregational minister, was born at Rochdale, October 29, 1812. From early boyhood he was remarkable for his studious habits. He was religiously trained, joined the Church June 2, 1832, and from that time was diligently employed in Sunday-school teaching. He soon became Sunday school superintendent, then was induced to deliver short addresses, and finally to conduct cottage services. In 1839 he entered the academy at Pickering, with a view chiefly to home mission work. His ministerial services during his academical course were highly valued and extensively sought. In 1842 he was ordained at Mixenden, where he labored for twenty-two years, and then removed to Ayton, near Stokesley. He retired in 1872 to Leyburn, and there died, March 22, 1873. Mr. Brierly adorned his profession with a modest, consistent, and devoted life. See (Lond.) Con(g. Year-book, 1874, page 312.