Colefax, Wiliam an English Congregational minister, was born near Nantwich in 1792. He was left an orphan in early childhood; converted in his twentieth year; received his ministerial training at Idle Academy, and was ordained pastor in 1821 at Hexham. In 1833 he removed to Pudsey, Yorkshire, where he continued till 1846, when he resigned the ministry. He died March 6, 1872. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1873, page 321.