|Rev. Joshua THOMAS
Rev. Joshua THOMAS 2
- Born: 1680, Tyrecullen, County Carlow, Ireland 3
- Marriage (1): Mary VIGORS in 1703 in County Wexford, Ireland 1
- Died: Dec 1737 aged 57
Rector of Ferns and and Prebendary of Hebrush, co Wexford, Ireland.
BIOGRAPHY: He is reported to have been educated by his father at Leighlin, this indicating that his father was probably a clergyman - his wife Mary was the daughter of Thomas Vigors the brother of Bishop Bartholomew Vigors of the Diocese of Ferns and Leighlin. At the age of 18 he entered Trinity College Dublin, on 13 May 1698. In 1702 he attained his BA(Spec Grat). In 1705 he became Prebendary of Clone and Rector of Leskinfere - leaving there and becoming Rector of Kilcormick and Kilscorin on 22 May 1713. In 1728 he was made Justice of the Peace for County Wexford. His will was dated 5 December 1737 and he died shortly thereafter - his will was proved on 4 January 1738. His executors were his widow Mary, his son Bartholomew, and the Rev John Phillips. All his estate was left to his widow.
Joshua married Mary VIGORS, daughter of Thomas VIGORS and Elizabeth GILBERT, in 1703 in County Wexford, Ireland.1 (Mary VIGORS was born in 1682 in County Wexford, Ireland 1.)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 Mar 2015), entry for Mary Vigors, person ID 9M9Q-PN1.
Tasmanian Thomas Family & Related Families, www.microbiology.adelaide.edu.au/cthomas/html.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch Family Tree," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 Mar 2015), entry for Joshua Thomas, person ID LHXT-4WC.
J. Ferran 18/07/2019