Rev. William H. Poole. LL.D (d.1896) was a minister and prominent British Israelite known for his 1889 book called Anglo-Israel or the Saxon Race?: Proved to be the Lost Tribes of Israel. It was originally presented as the first in a series of nine lectures and later published in Toronto, Canada beginning in 1879 and republished in New York during 1880.
In reaction to his speculations, which suggested that the original Anglo-Saxons were among the lost tribes of Israel and the Irish Catholics were the remnants of the Canaanites, Dr Poole was expelled from the Methodist Church in Canada. He relocated to Detroit, Michigan where he became a Methodist Episcopalian. He died from apoplexy on August 7, 1896. He was buried in Albury Cemetery in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.