THOMAS, THOMAS (1804 - 1877), cleric

Name: Thomas Thomas
Date of birth: 1804
Date of death: 1877
Child: Thomas Llewelyn Thomas
Parent: John Thomas
Gender: Male
Occupation: cleric
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

Born 7 September 1804, son of John Thomas of Llanfihangel-y-Creuddyn, Cardiganshire. He was educated at Ystrad Meurig and matriculated in the University of Oxford from Jesus College, 29 March 1824. He took his B.A. in 1827, and after a year's teaching in Liverpool was ordained deacon by bishop Luxmoore of S. Asaph, 20 July 1828, and licensed to Llanfair Caer Einion. He received priest ' orders, 26 July 1829, and after three years at Llanfair became curate of Ruabon. On 14 April 1835, he was appointed by bishop Sumner of Chester vicar of Llanbeblig with Caernarfon, and remained there for twenty-four years. During this period he built schools in the town and did great pastoral work; he was also instrumental in the foundation of the North Wales Training College (later S. Mary's College, Bangor). From Caernarvon he returned to Ruabon as vicar (1859) and after three years there was preferred to Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch. In 1864 he had been appointed to a canonry in Bangor cathedral.

By his wife he had eight children, three daughters and five sons - one of their sons was the scholar, teacher and linguist Thomas Llewellyn Thomas (1840 - 1897). Thomas Thomas died at Llanrhaeadr-yng-Nghinmeirch on 9 January 1877, and was buried at Llanbeblig cemetery, Caernarvon.


Published date: 1959

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