Thomas was baptised on 6 November 1823 at St Mary, Beverley, Yorkshire. His parents were Robert, a hatter, and Mary.
In 1841 Thomas is recorded as an apprentice wheelwright. At the time of the 1861 census Thomas and Isabella were in London. I have not been able to decipher his occupation on the census return.
He married Sarah Marsland (d1854) in the spring of 1853 at Bradford, Yorkshire.
He married Isabella Kain (1823-1881) on 21 April 1857 in the British Embassy, Paris. Records identify two children.
- Foster Alcorn (1858-1949)
- Mary A (b1860) – married Joseph B Whelpley in Canada
Thomas died in 1866 at Taymouth, York County, New Brunswick, Canada.
- 1849 Doncaster
- 1850 London I
- 1851 London II
- 1852 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers
Note: Leary spells the second forename as Pierce, however most other records spell the name as Pearce.