The Thomas Family
The background image shows Woolshops in Halifax from where Thomas Townshend Thomas operated his business
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The earliest records I have for the Thomas family are the marriage of William Thomas and Elizabeth Townshend (my 3 x great grandparents) in 1786. They lived in Halifax where William was a joiner. Who was William ?
William and Elizabeth had at least 11 children most of whom have been traced at least as far as knowing spouses and children.
Thomas Townsend Thomas (TTT), their fourth child, was my 2 x great grandfather. He was a woolstapler and plied his trade mainly from premises he rented in Woolshops in Halifax. TTT kept diaries mainly relating to his business activities but also providing some insight into family life. The diaries still exist for the years 1835 - 1842.
Some extracts from the diaries
An article on TTT, his diaries and relationship with the Townshends is attached here (opens in a new window - close window to return here)
A quick review of TTT's family can be seen here. (opens in a new window - close window to return to this page)
John Holt Thomas (my grandfather) moved from Halifax around 1900, first to Birmingham and latterly to Ipswich.