Williams, Thomas (1809-1837)
Died, Oct. 18, 1837, Thomas Williams. He was born at Nantwich, May 8, 1809. At eight years of age his father took him to the Wesleyan Chapel. He became a member; was decidedly pious, and bade fair for usefulness. But after five years he declined. He engaged in a situation where he was exposed to liquor; he had then no relish for it; but, by degrees, he gave way to intemperance.
In the course of time his father and two of his brothers joined our society, and were much concerned for Thomas. And when the death of sister Loyd was improved, Thomas, by the persuasion of his youngest brother, attended; and was deeply convicted. He sought the Lord, and was made happy by faith in Christ Jesus. He proposed joining the class which sister Loyd had met in, but was taken ill. In July, 1837, he joined the society.
The day on which he died, he said, “I shall die, but I bare a hope big with immortality and eternal life.” About an hour before the close, he exclaimed, “Glory, honour, praise, and power be unto the Lamb for ever. I see thousands round the throne, and I shall soon join them.” To his weeping partner he said, “Prepare to fallow me.” And his happy spirit took its flight.
Primitive Methodist Magazine, 1838. Page 319.