Thomas Jackson, an English clergyman,born at Sancton, Yorkshire, Dec. 12, 1783, died in Richmond, March 11, 1873. He was early apprenticed to a carpenter, but entered the itinerant ministry of the Wesleyan connection in 1804. After 20 years of labor in this profession in Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and London, in 1824 he was chosen by the British conference "connectional editor" of the Wesleyan church. He continued his editorial service for 19 years, when he was appointed tutor in the Richmond theological institution. This post he held till 1861, when he retired on account of age. Among his chief literary labors are: " Centenary of Methodism " (1839); "Library of Christian Biography " (12 vols., 1837-50); "Life of Charles Wesley and Contemporary Events" (2 vols. 8vo, 1841); "Journal of Rev. Charles Wesley" (2 vols., 1849); "Lives of Early Methodists" (3 vols. 12mo, 1849); "Duties of Christianity " (1857); "Providence of God viewed in the Light of Scripture" (1862); and "Curiosities of Pulpit Literature " (1868). He also wrote the preface to the 11th edition of the complete works of John Wesley (15 vols. 12mo, 1856-'7).