Brook, Benjamin an English Congregational minister, was a native of Nether Thong, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, became a member of the Independent Church at Holmfield, and entered Rotherham College in 1797. After the completion of his studies he became the first pastor of the Church at Tutbury, Staffordshire, in 1801, where he labored until 1830, when his health failed, and he resigned his charge. He afterwards removed to Birmingham, where he continued his studies into the history of Dissenters until his death, which occurred January 5, 1848, in the seventy-third year of his age. He published, The History of the Lives of the Puritans (1813): — The History of Religious Liberty (1820): — and Memoirs of that Eminent Puritan, Thomas Cartwright (1845): — besides: leaving the materials for A History of Puritans who Emigrated to New England, and a new edition of his Lives of the Puritans. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book. 1848, page 214; (Lond.) Evangelical Mag. 1851, page 693.