Thomas Family Tree

Walter Thomas (1826 - 1886)

 
John
Thomas
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Mary
Bowen
Walter
Thomas
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Margaret
Evans
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Mary
Ann
Thomas
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Frances
Thomas
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John
Thomas
 
Walter
Thomas
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Maria
Louiza
Van Den Boom
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John
Thomas
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Willem
Thomas
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Herbert
Thomas
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Clasina
Thomas
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Maria
Louisa
Thomas
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William
Thomas
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Walter
Thomas
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Margaret
Thomas
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Annie
Thomas
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Rachel
Thomas
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Georgina
Thomas
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Wilhelmina
Thomas
 


Walter Thomas was the son of John Thomas and Mary Bowen.

Walter was born on Friday 17 March 1826 in Wern, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

He was christened on Sunday 16 April 1826 at Capel Als, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Walter married Margaret Evans on Sunday 1 October 1848 in St Paul's Church, Liverpool, Lancashire.
The witnesses at the marriage were Mary Clement (Walter's sister) and George Thomas (Walter's brother).

He had the following children from his marriage to Margaret Evans:

- Mary Ann Thomas

born on 26 August 1850 at Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.

- Frances (Fanny) Thomas

born on 16 November 1852 at Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.

- John Thomas

born on 19 June 1856 at Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.

Walter's second marriage was to Maria Louiza Van Den Boom on Tuesday 30 October 1860 in St Mary's Church, Edgehill, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire.
The witnesses at the marriage were William Rees (Walter's brother-in-law) and Rachel Rees (Walter's sister).
Walter was 35 years old and Maria was 18 years old when they married.

He had the following children from his marriage to Maria Louiza Van Den Boom:

- John Thomas

born on 17 December 1860 at Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.

- Willem Thomas

born on 3 July 1862 at Burgerlijke Stand, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

- Herbert Thomas

born on 3 March 1864 at Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.

- Clasina Thomas

born on 12 May 1866 at Ravenhead, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Maria Louisa Thomas

born on 10 December 1867 at Ravenhead, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

- William Thomas

born on 13 December 1869 at Ravenhead Copperworks, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Walter Thomas

born on 31 December 1871 at Ravenhead, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Margaret (Maggie) Thomas

born on 12 June 1873 at near Sutton Lodge, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Annie Thomas

born on 8 November 1874 at Ravenhead Copperworks, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Rachel (Jessie) Thomas

born on 30 September 1876 at 85, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Georgina Thomas

born on 26 April 1878 at Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.

- Wilhelmina Thomas

born on 26 April 1878 at Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.

The places where he lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1826    Wern, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire.  Note 1. 
1841    Copper Mills, Poolton cum Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 2. 
1851    9, Oak Dale Lane, Poolton cum Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 3. 
1860    64, Clarence Street, Lancashire.  Note 4. 
1861    Oak Dale, Poolton cum Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 5. 
1866  1874  Ravenhead Copperworks, Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 6. 
1871    1, Bibbys Works, West Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 7. 
1876  1881  85, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.  Notes 8 & 9. 
1886    87, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.  Note 10. 

Walter was a Copper Refiner.

Walter died when he was 59 years old, on Tuesday 9 March 1886 in 87, Oxford Street, St Helens, Lancashire.   The cause of his death was Bronchitis.   Maria L. Thomas (his wife) was the informant of his death.

He was buried on Friday 12 March 1886 in St Helen's Cemetery, Rainford Road, St Helens, Lancashire.

He was buried in section 8, grave 205.

His gravestone (see 'Pictures' link above) had the following inscription:

In affectionate rememberance of

William son of Walter and Maria Louisa Thomas
Who departed this life March 22 1874 aged 4 years and 3 months

The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away
Blessed be the will of the Lord

Also the above Walter Thomas
Who died March 9th 1886 aged 60 yerars

His languishing head is at rest
Its thinking and aching are o'er
His quiet immovable breast
Is heaved by affliction no more

May he rest in peace

Also Maria Louisa Thomas wife of the above
Who died Novr 12th 1893 aged 51 years

May she rest in peace
Gone but not forgotten

Notes - Sources of information:
1. See Parish Registers and IGI.
2. See 1841 Census.
3. See 1851 Census.
4. Marriage Certificate.
5. See 1861 Census.
6. Birth Certificate of his children Clasiena, Maria Louisa, William, Walter, Margaret and Annie.
7. See 1871 Census.
8. Birth Certificate of his children Rachel, Georgina and Wilhelmina.
9. See 1881 Census.
10. Death Certificate.

Parish Registers and IGI:
Details.

Census Data:

Year Address
1841 Copper Mills, Poolton cum Seacombe.
1851 9, Oak Dale Lane, Poolton cum Seacombe.
1861 Oak Dale, Poolton cum Seacombe.
1871 1, Bibbys Works, West Sutton, St Helens, Lancashire.
1881 85, Oxford Street, Windle, St Helens, Lancashire.