Cleave, William, an English Congregational minister, was born in London, April 11, 1851. At the age of fifteen he went to India. and passed three years among the coffee plantations of his relatives; then returned to England, and studied at Nottingham and at Cheshunt College in 1874 he supplied the pulpit at Chertsey, Surrey, the next year. became the settled pastor, and pastor at East Dereham, Norfolk, in August, 1878. He died May 30,1880. See (Loud.): Cong. Yearbook, 1881, p. 362.