Cole, Charles an English Baptist minister, was born at Wellow, Somerset, May 20, 1733. He was brought up in the Church of England, converted in 1753 under a Baptist minister, baptized in 1756; began to preach in May 1758, at Whitchurch, and for fifty-four years continued to minister there and in some villages around; his church increasing fourfold. He died December 3, 1813. Mr. Cole published some hymns in 1789 with the title A Threefold Alphabet of New Hymns. See Gadsby, Hymn-writers, page 39.