Kidd, Benjamin, a noted Quaker minister, was born in Yorkshire, England, about 1692; entered the ministry at the age of twenty-one, emigrated to this country about 1722, and labored here successfully for some time. He afterwards returned, however, to England, and settled at Banbury, Oxfordshire, " where his exemplary conduct gained him the esteem of all ranks and persuasions." He died March 21, 1751. Kidd served his generation in " turning many from darkness to light, and from the paths of disobedience to the wisdom of the just,."-Janney, Hist. of the Friends, 3:287.