Thomas, Barnabas one of Wesley's early helpers, was a native of Cornwall, England. He was admitted on trial by the Conference in 1764 and preached in Wales, and was likewise stationed in Cork. He was named in the deed of declaration. He at length desisted from an itinerant life, and settled in Leeds, but: sank into obscurity, and died of a violent fever while the Conference was in session in that city (1793). See Atmore, Meth. Memorial, s.v.