William Black (Methodist)

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Rev William Black by William Valentine (painter)

William Black (November 10, 1760 – September 8, 1834) was a Yorkshireman and founder of the Methodist congregation in colonial Nova Scotia.

Cemetery in Point de Bute, New Brunswick, near where the first Methodist church stood and where Black would have preached.

Black's daughter married the merchant and politician John Alexander Barry, who was the son of Robert Barry, a prominent businessman and Methodist. His son, Martin Gay Black, became a prominent businessman and also furthered the Methodist cause in Nova Scotia.