Collier, Joseph an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Stockport, October 31, 1770. He was converted at the age of fourteen; admitted into the ministry in 1795; was prostrated on the Bradford Circuit, but still labored; became a supernumerary in 1811, first residing in Bury, subsequently in Exeter and at Kingsdown, Bristol; resumed his ministry at Haverford-West in 1813, and travelled several circuits. His last was Nottingham, where he died, May 27, 1842. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1842 Wesl. Meth. Mag. 1850, page 337 sq.