Brownell, John an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Altringham, Cheshire, January 22, 1771. In 1795 he went as. a missionary to 'the West Indies, and labored successfully on the islands of St. Kitts, Nevis, and Tortola; returning to England in 1806. Thereafter he travelled the Lynn, Yarmouth, Bedford, Bolton (1812), Holmfirth, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Newark Circuits. He died at Newark-upon-Trent, September 24, 1821. Mr. Brownell was a faithful and devoted missionary and minister. See Wesl. Meth. Magazine, 1823, 1:70; Minutes of the British Conference, 1822, page 295.