- Born: 1824, Old Castle, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
- Christened: 23 Dec 1824, Coity Parish Church
Possible place of birth Old Castle, Bridgend, Wales.
In 1841, Thomas was a collier and living with his father.
In 1851, was living in Craigddu Cottages, Llantrisant, Glamorgan, Wales with his brother and occupation was a sinker for coal.