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Thomas Peck Banks

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Thomas Peck Banks (1834-1877) of the Pontymister Tin Works, Banks and Co (of Pontymister) - See Pontymister Iron Co

1834 March 3rd. Born the son of Thomas Morris Banks and his wife Mary Ann Guibal

1841 Living at Netherfield Road, Walton-on-the-Hill, Everton, Lancs.: Thomas Banks (age c45), Merchant. With Mary Banks (age c40) and Jane Banks (age c15), George Banks (age c12), and Thomas Banks (age c6). And Emily Banks (age c8). Two servants.[1]

1851 Living at 57 Shaw Street, Everton, Lancs.: Thomas Banks (age 54 born Rugeley, Staff), Merchant (Metal). With his wife Mary Banks (age 41 born Newport, Mon.) and their six children; Emily Banks (age 19 born Liverpool); T. P. Banks (age 17 born Everton); Fanny Banks (age 15 born Liverpool); Clara Banks (age 3 born Liverpool); Kate Banks (age 1 born Liverpool); and Mary I. Lewis (age 26 born Liverpool), Married daughter. Three servants.[2]

1859 Married(1) in Newport, Mon. to Fanny Anne Williams (1837-1868) and had three sons and three daughters

1875 October 18th. Married(2) in Switzerland to Rosa Miranda Williams and had one son

1877 August 15th. Died

1900 Report [3]

...The Pontymister Corps came into existence in October, 1859, when at a largely attended meeting at the Rolling Mill Inn about 50 men joined the old 3rd Monmouth Rifle Volunteers. The two gentlemen mainly instrumental in starting the company were Captain George Hatfield Banks and his brother, Lieutenant Tom Banks, proprietors of the Pontymister Tin Works, who entered life and soul into the work. On the night of the inception of the company the following non-commissioned officers were appointed:— Ensign John Morris Morgan, chemical works; Sergeant John Miles, owner of the Pontymister Foundry; Sergeant John Edwards, manager of the chemical works; Sergeant Tom Vaughan, cashier at the Pontymister Tin Works; and Sergeant Philip David, mechanic aL the Pontymister Tin Works. ...

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. South Wales Daily News - Friday 05 January 1900