Thomas Morgan Thomas: Pioneer Missionary, 1828-1884, by Charles Celt Thomas

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Morgan Thomas was born on 13 Mar 1830, at Bridgend, South Wales. He was appointed to the Matabele Mission with the London Missionary Society. He was ordained on 11 May 1858, and married Anne Moragn in the same year. They sailed on 5 Jun 1858, and arrived at Cape Town on 14 Jul. From Kuruman, they left left for Matabeleland in Jul 1859. At Liteyana, Sechele's headquarters, he was joined by Robert Moffat and Mr Sykes. They proceeded together to Matabeleland, arrived at Moselekatse's Town, 28 Oct, and on 23 Dec, settled in the valley of Inyati, which had been granted to them by the Moselekatse. Mrs Thomas died at Inyati in Jun 1862. He remarried to Caroline Hutchinson Elliott. His connection with the Society ceased in 1872. He afterwards returned to Matabeleland. He died at Shiloh, Matabeleland, on 8 Jan 1884.

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Donated to the London Missionary Society in May 1960.