Coley, Samuel a Wesleyan minister, was born at Birmingham, England, February 17, 1825. He was converted when about six years of age, joined the Wesleyans at twelve, began to preach at sixteen, and after a three years' residence at the theological school at Richmond, received an appointment to the Hastings Circuit in 1847. He filled some of the most important stations of the Church. In 1873 he was appointed theological tutor at Headingly. He resigned this position in 1880, and in August of the same year settled at Warwick, and died October 30 following. "As a preacher he stood in the first rank of the most popular men of the day." His theological lectures "were models of clearness in the exposition of truth." He published comparatively litlie. His Life of Thomas Collins is one of the best of Christian biographies. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1881, page 20.