Thomas was born in early 1852 at Nafferton, Yorkshire, to mother Hannah King, nee Binnington. He was baptised on 28 November 1852 at Nafferton.
Census returns identify the following occupations for Thomas.
- 1861 scholar
- 1871 agricultural labourer
- 1881 gardener
- 1891 minister of the Gospel
- 1901 evangelist
- 1921 Methodist minster in Canada
He emigrated to Canada in 1911.
He married Sophia Jane Cressey (1864-1946) in late 1885 at Malton, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.
- Glendora Mabel (1887-1951) – married George Wesley Arnott in 1923; married Edward Brown
Thomas died on 16 February 1929 at Wentworth, Ontario, Canada.
Sophia married William Thomas Jennings in 1933.
- 1877 Sheffield V
- 1878 Loughborough
- 1879 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers