Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: fisherman 1815; labourer 1815, 1822; later ironworker Merthyr. I'm glad to see it looks like William Phillips the blacksmith, who clearly got drunk with mates and bashed in the Francis hedge, was likely Rebecca's brother. The fact their father was David does make sense as this was the name of Rebecca's eldest boy. On the drunken hedge business, I really would like to know if the event took place on a Friday night. It would be an amusing extra. I can't be sure as it looks like the date given was the prosecution date? Marloes was so remote, it lent itself to violence - it's nice to have Welsh fishermen in the family.
Thomas married Rebecca PHILLIPS, daughter of David PHILLIPS and Unknown, in PEM. (Rebecca PHILLIPS was born in 1780 in PEM, christened in Aug 1780 in Marloes PEM and died about 1858 in Merthyr Tydfil GLA.)