Thomas Family Tree

John Thomas (1791 - 1844)

 
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Mary
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Mary
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John
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William
Thomas
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Rachel
Thomas
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Rachel
Thomas
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Walter
Thomas
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George
Thomas
 


The parents of John Thomas are not known.

John was born around 1791 in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

John married Mary Bowen on Tuesday 28 August 1810 in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

He had the following children from his marriage to Mary Bowen:

- Mary Thomas

born around 1810 at Carmarthenshire, Wales.

- John Thomas

born around 1815 at Copperworks, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

- William Thomas

born on 24 May 1819 at Copperworks, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

- Rachel Thomas

born around 1822 at Copperworks, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

- Rachel Thomas

born on 27 November 1823 at Wern, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

- Walter Thomas

born on 17 March 1826 at Wern, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

- George Thomas

born on 26 March 1829 at Copperworks, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.

The places where he lived have been identified as:

From To Place Source of Information
1810    Carmarthenshire.  Note 1. 
1822  1829  Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales.  Note 2. 
1841    Copper Mills, Poolton cum Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 3. 
1844    Seacombe, near Birkenhead, Cheshire.  Note 4. 

John was a Copper Refiner at the Seacombe Copperworks.

John died when he was 53 years old, on Monday 8 April 1844 in Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire.   The cause of his death was disease of the liver.   Walter Thomas (his son) was the informant of his death.

He was buried on Thursday 11 April 1844 in St Hilary's Church, Claremount Road, Wallasey.

He was buried in section 29, grave 21, with a slate flatstone (see Notes 5 & 6).

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

IN MEMORY
of John Thomas, Seacombe Copperworks
(Formerly of Llanelli)
who died April 8th 1844
Aged 53 years

Oi dywydd galwyd loan, ei enaid
A laniodd yn Nghanaan:
Er ei roi ir oer raian,
Daw ar lef Mab Duw ir lan.

Transcribed as:
From Stormy weather Ioan was called
His Soul did land in Canaan
Despite being given to the cold gravel earth
God's Son will lead him ashore.

Notes - Sources of information:
1. See 1851 Census. Birthplace of his daughter Mary.
2. Christenings of his children Rachel, Walter and George Thomas.
3. See 1841 Census.
4. St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Burial Register.
5. St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Monumental Inscription Register.
6. St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Gravestone.

Census Data:

Year Address
1841 Copper Mills, Poolton cum Seacombe.