- Thomas Jones (d.1762) was a wealthy merchant of Cork in Ireland and one of the first Methodist converts in the city. Jones frequently provided hospitality to visiting preachers and during the great anti-Methodist riots of 1749-50 was physically assaulted by the mob. In 1752 Jones subscribed between three and four hundred pounds towards the erection of Henry Street Chapel in Limerick, the second Methodist chapel to be erected in Ireland. Jones died during the great epidemic of the summer of 1762. Source: C. F Crookshank, Methodism in Ireland (1885), volume 1, pp.51, 62. 65, 93, 161 and 208.
From [Thomas] Walsh in Cork, Ireland, to Charles Wesley at the Foundery in London. They arrived here safely on the Saturday after sailing from Bristol. They were tossed around by a storm for a day and a night. Spiritual matters are discussed.
[Christopher] Hopper is here and is very well. John Wesley is still in Dublin but intends to leave next week.
It would give Walsh great pleasure to hear from Wesley. How is Sarah and the child? Wesley should send her his best wishes when next he writes. His regards should also be given to any of those good friends who he saw at Wesley's house especially Mrs Grinfield.
Letters can reach Walsh at the house of Thomas Jones in Cork