Thomas was born in 1796 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, to parents John and Sarah. he was baptised on 6 November 1796 at St Peter, Sheffield.
After leaving the PM ministry, Thomas worked as a butcher.
He married Elizabeth Jones (abt1800-1862). Census returns identify five children.
- John (1829-1906) – a butcher (1851); a house painter (1881)
- Harriet (b abt1831)
- Sarah (b abt1834)
- James (b1836) – an upholsterer (1871)
- Ann (b abt1839)
Thomas died in the summer of 1863 at Salford, Lancashire.
- 1824 Isle of Man
- 1825 Shrewsbury
- 1827 Burton on Trent
- 1830 Sheffield
- 1832 Manchester
- 1834 Preston
- 1836 Silsden
- 1839 Huddersfield
- 1841 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers