Banks, Robert an Irish Wesleyan minister, was converted when twenty-one, and soon began to be very active in preaching throughout the counties of Wicklow and Wexford. He began his regular ministry in 1792, became a supernumerary at Athy, or Carlow (Hill, Alphab. Arrangem. ), in 1824, and died at Carlow, April 24, 1855, in the eighty-ninth year of his age. "Faithful as a minister, he walked before his house with a perfect heart." See Minutes of the British Conference, 1855.