Burns, Jabez a Baptist minister, was born in Oldham, Lancastershire, England, Dec. 18, 1805. He was educated at Chester and Oldham, joined the Methodist New Connection early in life, and in 1830 became minister of the United Christian Church at Perth. In 1835 he went to London and took charge of the General Baptist congregation in New Church Street. He was one of the earliest members of the Evangelical Alliance, taking his place in the first conferences held in Liverpool London, Edinburgh, and Birmingham. In 1847 he was appointed by the Annual Association of General Baptists one of the deputation to the Triennial Conference of the Free-will Baptists in the United States. He died in London, Jan. 28,1876. Mr. Burns was the author of Marriage Gift Book:-Life of Mrs. Fletcher:-Tracts and Small Treatises on Baptism:-The Pulpit Cyclopcedia:-Hints to Church- members:-and A Few Words to Religious Inquirers. Also, for some time previous to his death, he had been editor of the Temperance Journal and the Preacher's Magazine. See Appleton's Annual Cyclopcedia, 1876, p. 630.