Thomas Washington (1753-1830)
Thomas Washington may have come from Sheffield in Yorkshire, and he was certainly resident in the town at the time of his conversion under the influence of a sermon preached in about 1778 by the Wesleyan itinerant John Murlin. He moved to Leek in Staffordshire soon after and joined the infant Methodist society. Washington frequently provided hospitality for visiting preachers and on occasion, for John Wesley himself. He continued a devoted member of the society for fifty years and met with his class for the last time on the day of his death.
Source: Methodist Magazine 1830, 442-443.