Knight, Richard, Dd
Knight, Richard, D.D.
a Wesleyan Methodist: minister, was born in Devon, England, in 1789. He was accepted by the British Conference, and sent to Newfoundland in 1816. He endured persecutions and hardships, escaped perils oft, was appointed to Halifax,. N.S., in 1832, labored thenceforth principally in Nova, Scotia until his death at Sheffield, N.B., May 23, 1860. Apparently stern and unapproachable at first a kind heart and large sympathies dwelt in Knight's stalwart frame. Inflexible when right, humble, dignified, zealous, cantious, courageous, yet gentle; he was an excellent; preacher, well-read, and one of the ablest and most prominent ministers in the Maritime Provinces. Dr. Knight was a strong friend of temperance, and published an address on the subject. He also published a Lecture on the Genuineness and Authenticity of Revelations (St. John's, N.B., 1850). See Huestis, Memorials of Meth. Ministers in East Brit, America, page 56; Morgan, Bibl. Canadensis, page 214.