Darling, David an English Congregational minister, was born in 1785. In 1816 he was sent by the London Missionary Society to Eastern Polynesia; and after laboring for sixteen years in the Society Islands, went to the Marquesas and took part in the translation of the Scriptures into the language of that group. He afterwards removed to Tahiti, where he continued to labor until 1859, when he retired, on account of age and infirmity, to Sydney, and died there, December 6, 1867. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1869, page 234.