Scope and Content

Papers of John Thomas and his family, comprising records relating to his farm and grocery business, 1875-1909; family papers, 1875-c.1921, including correspondence, 1875-1899; papers relating to Caersalem CM Chapel, 1879-1908; papers relating to local affairs in Flint, 1880-1909; records relating to the North Wales Women's Temperance Union, 1895-1908; and genealogical and biographical notes by Anita M. Thomas, 1993.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Thomas (1845-1889) of Bank House, Flint, Flintshire, was a businessman. He was born in Holywell, Flintshire, moving to Flint when aged 20. He had various business interests including a butchers and provision shop in Flint, a drapery and grocery in Bagillt, Flintshire, and a farm. He was a deacon at Caersalem Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Flint, and a member of Flint town council. His wife was a member of the North Wales Women's Temperance Union. He died on 28 June 1889.


Arranged into the following: farm and grocery business papers; family papers; Caersalem CM Chapel, Flint, and Calvinistic Methodist papers; local affairs; and North Wales Women's Temperance Union.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Mr T. Bithell, Manor Estate, Flint, 1992 .


Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided).

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Flintshire Record Office.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained

Custodial History

Further family papers and records were added by his descendants, including Anita M. Thomas, his grand-daughter.


Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further records of the North Wales Women's Temperance Union are National Library of Wales, NLW MS 17517, NLW Minor Deposits 637-642.

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