Sands, Thomas (b abt1884)


Thomas was born abt1884 at Sheffield, Yorkshire, to parents Thomas Sands, a blacksmith’s striker (1891) and Caroline Bennett.

The 1901 census return records Thomas as a backer in rolling mill.

I have not been able to unambiguously identify Thomas after the 1911 census return.


  • 1910 Birmingham
  • 1913 Wellington
  • 1915 Aldershot
  • 1919 Wallingford
  • 1921 Bradfield
  • 1923 ceased


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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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  • 1) 1911 census. A Thomas Sands was at 719 Alum Rock Rd, Aston, Birmingham. Described as a boarder and minister. This agrees with an oral report by my uncle Cyril Timms (deceased). Thomas was his maternal uncle.
    2) 6th Sept 1956. Death reported at 33 Hartley Brook Av., Sheffield. Positive identification.
    3) Also suggested that he married and returned to Sheffield after death of his wife. No evidence yet found.

    By William Timms (03/12/2020)
  • This gentleman seems to be the Thomas Sands who appears in the Chaplains’ section. There are newspaper reports of him talking to groups about his service whilst he was in the Wallingford Circuit.
    He was born in the first quarter of 1884 in Sheffield Brightside. The Yorkshire Post of 9 January 1923 (p4) reported that he had resigned from the Primitive Methodist ministry.

    By Philip Thornborow (16/11/2020)

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