Price, Thomas (1842-1907)
Thomas was born on 16 June 1842 near Brynmawr, South Wales. His parents were Primitive Methodists. At an early age, Thomas was sent to work on a farm.
Thomas was converted aged 20 and joined the PM society at Brynmawr. He began to work in the Sunday School and two years later became a local preacher.
Thomas was a good sound Methodist preacher; for while conversant with what was called ‘modern thought’, his tastes were practical rather than theoretical. His sermons and addresses gave evidence of careful thought and preparation.
Thomas was never what was called a ‘Connexional Man’; he preferred to be a circuit minister.
Thomas was married to Laura Augusta Sansom (1846-1937) at Yeovil in 1871. Census returns identify three children.
- William Thomas (b1873) – an advertising outside representative (1911)
- Emma Augusta (b1874) – dressmaker (1911)
- Rose (b1876)
Thomas died on 7 February 1907 at Far Cotton, Northamptonshire.
- 1867 Cardiff
- 1868 Yeovil
- 1869 Hammersmith
- 1870 Braintree
- 1871 Abergavenny
- 1875 Newtown
- 1875 Colnbrook
- 1879 Kington
- 1882 Chalfont St Giles
- 1883 N Wandsworth
- 1886 Canning Town
- 1890 Tottenham
- 1892 Grimsby I
- 1896 Colnbrook
- 1899 Peterborough
- 1902 Wandsworth
- 1906 Northampton (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1904/170; 1907/739
PM Minutes 1907/36
W Leary , Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers