Briscoe, Thomas an English Wesleyan preacher, commenced his ministry in 1751, and continued in the harness for about thirty years. Damp beds and poor accommodations in Ireland induced the disorder from which he died in the city of Chester, where he was supernumerary, in 1797. He was a well-read man, a good preacher, but with little physical energy. See Atmore, Meth. Memorial, s.v.