Thatcher, Thomas George (1852-1936)

Family

Thomas was born on 1 January 1852 at Earlswood, Reigate, Surrey, to parents John, who worked the land (1861), and Charlotte. He was baptised on 8 February 1852 at St John, Redhill, Surrey.

Before entering the ministry Thomas worked as a builder’s labourer (1871). After leaving the PM ministry, he was a Congregational minister at Staplehurst, Kent from 1881 to 1925.

He married Ann Prior Pilcher (1858-1936) in the summer of 1879 in the Farnham Registration District, Surrey. Census returns identify four of five children.

  • Muriel (1880-1952) – a board school teacher (1901)           
  • Sidney (1882-1943) – a printer’s copyist (1901); a bank official (1939)
  • Donald (1884-1972) – a board school teacher (1901); emigrated to Canada in 1907; a piano teacher (1911)
  • Wilfrid Thomas (1886-1918) – emigrated to Canada in 1907; died in WW1

Thomas died on 25 February 1936 at Staplehurst, Kent. Ann died the following day.

Circuits

  • 1875 Dover
  • 1876 Guildford
  • 1877 Margate
  • 1878 Belfast
  • 1880 Ashford
  • 1881 Richmond
  • 1882 disappears

References

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

Surman Index id: 27780

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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