Who Was William Thomas

William Thomas married Elizabeth Townshend on 15th October, 1786 at Halifax Parish Church.

No 576 - William Thomas of Halifax in this Parish Joiner and Elisabeth Townsend of Northowram in this Parish Spinster were married in this Church by Licence this fifteenth day of October in the year One Thousand seven hundred and eighty six by me E. Nilton Curate

This marriage was solemnized between us William Thomas Elisabeth Townsend (her mark) in the presence of Sam Thompson, Robert Theakstone.

According to the England Select Marriages record on Ancestry William was 21 years old when he married Elizabeth Townshend. This puts his date of birth at approximately 1765.

William died 25th January 1828 and was buried at The Northgate End Chapel, Halifax. He was listed in the register as a Joiner of High Street Halifax and aged 63 years. Again this suggests a date of birth of 1765.

Therefore the most likely baptismal record (assuming he was born/baptised in Halifax) is that of

William bap 7th October 1764 son of John Thomas, Weaver