THOMAS, THOMAS MORGAN (1828 - 1884), missionary

Name: Thomas Morgan Thomas
Date of birth: 1828
Date of death: 1884
Spouse: Caroline Hutchinson Thomas (née Elliott)
Spouse: Anne Thomas (née Morgan)
Gender: Male
Occupation: missionary
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Nansi Ceridwen Jones

Born at Llanharan, Glamorganshire, 13 March 1828. He entered Brecon College in 1854 and was ordained for the mission field at Cwm-bach, Aberdare, 11 May 1858. He married Anne Morgan, daughter of Jonah Morgan, pastor of the Congregational church at Cwm-bach. In June 1858 they sailed for Matabele-land, South Africa. In 1862 his wife died and he married Caroline Hutchinson Elliott, daughter of William Elliott, a missionary in South Africa, in 1864. He returned to Wales in April 1871 and on account of a misunderstanding between him and the London Missionary Society he was dismissed the following October. In June 1874 a sum of about one thousand pounds collected by the Welsh churches was presented to him and this enabled him to return to Matabele-land, independent of the London Missionary Society. He published a few elementary books in the native language, including a book of hymns. He also published a book both in English (and in Welsh) called Eleven years in Central South Africa (London, 1873). He died 8 January 1884.


Published date: 1959

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