Coningham, John an English Presbyterian minister, was born about 1670; educated at Edinburgh University, where he took his degree, and settled first at Penrith, Cumberland. In 1700 he removed to Manchester, to assist John Chorlton with his large congregation, and to train students for the ministry. He had much success till prosecuted for keeping a dissenting academy. In 1712 he became pastor at Haberdashers' Hall, London, and was both popular and useful till his premature death, September 1, 1716. See Wilson, Dissenting Churches, 3:133-136.