Thomas was born on 26 April 1847 at Silsden, Yorkshire, to parents Thomas, a clog iron and nail manufacturer (1861), and Hannah.
He married Maria Goldsbrough (1846-1912) in the spring of 1872 at Bradford. They had one child who died in infancy.
- Emily Goldsbrough (1874-1877)
Thomas died on 3 November 1924 at Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.
- 1868 Leeds IV
- 1869 Knaresborough
- 1870 Wakefield
- 1871 Pontefract
- 1872 Malton
- 1874 Huddersfield
- 1875 to Wesleyan ministry
Wesleyan Minutes 1925/101
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers