Everett, James a noted English Methodist preacher, was born at Alnwick, Northumberland, May 16, 1784. He was converted when about nineteen years of age, joined the Wesleyans, soon began to preach, in 1806 was called into the regular work at Sunderland, and afterwards occupied important appointments in the Conference until 1821, when he became a supernumerary; but in 1828 resumed an efficient relation for a few years, and then retired as a superannuate to the city of York. In 1847 the celebrated "Fly Sheets" appeared in the Wesleyan connection, strongly inveighing against its administration; and their authorship being charged upon Mr. Everett, and he not denying it, he was expelled in 1848 from the ministry, together with Reverends James Dunn and Walter Griffith, who united in forming what has since been known as the Methodist Free Church (q.v.). Mr. Everett died in Sunderland, May 10, 1872. He is the author of several publications, chiefly biographical.