Brownell, James an English Wesleyan minister, son of the following, was born in Tortola, W.I., September 27, 1804. He was sent to the Woodhouse-grove School, near Leeds, in 1812, and after his pupilage remained there as a teacher until 1835, when he was ordained and sent by the British Conference to Derby. From the time of his ordination until his death at Todmorden, November 23, 1868, he labored uninterruptedly. His preaching was characterized by research, clear thought, and fidelity. As a pastor he was greatly valued; his kindness and courtesy never failed, and his wise counsels, imparted with modesty, were highly prized by his colleagues. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1869, page 14.