Burke, Richard an English Wesleyan preacher, commenced his ministry in 1765, and died in 1778. " He was made perfect through sufferings. He united the wisdom of age with the simplicity of childhood." "Sunday, Feb. 15, 1778: I buried the remains of Richard Burke, a faithful laborer in our Lord's vineyard. A more unblameable character I have hardly known. He never gave me occasion to find fault with him in anything. He was a man of unwearied diligence and patience, and his works do follow him" (Wesley, Journal). See Atmore, Meth. Memorial, s.v.