Brownlee, John an English Congregational minister, was born in 1791. Having labored two years, first at Bethelsdrop, and afterwards at Somerset, he set sail in 1816 as missionary to Africa. Mr. Brownlee sought to form a mission-station on the banks of the Chumie, and in order to carry out this object was compelled to resign his connection with the London Missionary Society and become an agent of the government. In 1825 he accepted an invitation to commence a mission to the Kaffres, and once more became one of the society's agents. In January 1826, he removed to Buffalo River, and formed a station at Tzatzoe's Kraal, the present King William's Town. In this sphere he labored upwards of forty years. He died December 25, 1872. Mr. Brownlee was mild, peaceable, and loving; a man of great perseverance and faith. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1873, page 318.