The Rev. Daniel Taylor (1738-1816) was the founder of the New Connexion of General Baptists, a revivalist off-shoot from the Arminian Baptist tradition, one of two main strands within the British Baptist movement.
Born in Northowram, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, Taylor was a coal-miner who joined the Wesleyan Methodists in 1761. Whilst never straying from Wesley's Arminianism, Taylor quickly tired of what he saw as Wesley's authoritarianism. By 1763, Taylor had been ordained a General Baptist and had began organising the Birchcliffe Baptists, an independent grouping of dissenters around Hebden Bridge.