Burpee, Richard a Baptist minister, was born in York County, N. B. He was for a short time pastor at St. Andrew's; graduated at Acadia College in 1844, and in 1845 went out to Burmah under the auspices of the Baptist Foreign Missionary Society of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. His health soon became so enfeebled that he returned home in January, 1850. He proceeded to Florida, where he died, Feb. 25, 1853. He was the first missionary sent by the Baptists from the maritime provinces to the foreign field. See Bill, Hist. of Baptists in the Maritime Provinces, p. 277-280.