Guest, Thomas Isaac (abt1834-1897)


Thomas was born abt1834 at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.

  • 1861 Wesleyan minister
  • 1881 curate of St Peter, Preston, Brighton
  • 1891 clerk in holy orders

He married Mary Ann Page Turner, nee Otway (abt1827-1902) on 16 June 1881 at Brighton, Sussex.

Thomas died on 25 March 1897 at Brighton, Sussex. He was buried on 30 March 1897 at Brompton Cemetery, London.


  • 1853 Darlaston
  • 1854 Coventry
  • 1856 Birmingham
  • 1858 disappears


W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • Thomas’ brother, Edward Guest born Jan-May 1824 in Kingswinford, was also a Wesleyan Minister.
    He married Theodosia Manning 13 July 1857 at St Stephens, Walrook, London.

    In 1851 he was at Trevethin, Monmouthshire, Wales.
    1857 Hemel Hempstead
    1861 Wharf Street, Sowerby, Yorkshire
    He died 9 May 1864 Hornsea, Yorkshire and was buried 11 May 1864

    By Anna (25/09/2023)
  • The Minutes of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference, and the 1861, 1865 and 1869 editions of Hills arrangements (see My Wesleyan Methodists) fill in the missing years of Thomas Guest’s ministry.

    He was stationed as a Wesleyan Methodist minister in the following circuits, all in Yorkshire:
    1858 Malton
    1861 Tadcaster
    1864 Sheffield, Carver Street
    1866 Sheffield, Ebenezer
    1867 Halifax, South Parade
    1870 Retired from the Wesleyan Methodist ministry

    By Philip Thornborow (23/09/2023)
  • Thomas Isaac Guest was born 16 July 1831 at Wolverhampton.
    He was the youngest child of Isaac Guest and Nancy Eaton Webb. Isaac and Nancy had 8 children; 6 of whom survived to adulthood.

    Isaac Guest was a bricklayer and an architect for James Foster and company, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.

    Isaac and Nancy brought their children up at the Primitive Methodist chapel in Brierley Hill. Isaac died prematurely, when Thomas Isaac was just 4 years old.
    Thomas Isaac’s grandfather, was John Guest. He took his grandchildren under his wing and particularly supported the boys. Three boys of Isaac and Nancy’s became ministers. Thomas Isaac’s brothers Edward Guest 1824-1897, a Wesleyan minister, and John Guest 1828-1888 who was a Methodist minister.

    In 1851 Thomas Isaac was a mill man working at the local iron foundry.
    In 1861 he was a Wesleyan minister.
    In 1871 he was lodging in Edgbaston and was described as a literate.
    By 1881 he was a curate at St Peter’s, Preston, Brighton.
    In 1891 he was described as a clerk in Holy orders.
    Until his marriage, he was very much a nomad and travelled around the country preaching where ever he was needed.

    Whenever he returned to Brierley Hill, he was given a warm welcome at both the Methodist Chapel and parish church, which would be packed. He was described as having a good presence, a sonorous voice and an impressive manner. He never failed to arrest and keep the attention of those he was addressing.

    It was also said that he had: “A lovable disposition, kindly, affable and well disposed; he never failed to make friends with all he had contact with.”

    He died from cancer of the liver at the age of 66.
    He didn’t have any children.

    By Anna (23/09/2023)

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