from The Baptists in Upper and Lower Canada before 1820
by Stuart Ivison and Fred Rosser
Despire the prominence of the Derbyshire family name in the county of Leeds, little is known about the Rev. Daniel Derbyshire except what is contained in the brief references made to him in missionaries' reports and in the minutes of the Steventown church. He was serving as a lay preacher when Joseph Cornell visited that place in 1803, and was ordained as pastor, along with Abel Stevens, in 1804.
It is recorded in the county registry office of Brockville that in 1805 he bought a parcel of land (part of fifty acres), from Isaac Palmer in Elizabethtown for the sum of £27.
He made a will on April, 15, 1808, a memorial of which was registered on March 17, 1827, by his widow, who after his death, had married Jedediah Wing, of Yonge.
His oldest son was James Derbyshire who in 1835 disposed of some of the land he had inherited from his parents.