Can anyone help me in some research I am doing on the Thomas family. They came from Llanon in Carmarthenshire, Wales and emigrated to the
'four corners of the Earth'. In the UK 1881 census William and Mary Thomas had 2 daughters and 7 sons Thomas b 1869, Griffith 1871, David 1872, John 1873, William 1875, Daniel 1877 and Joseph 1880. Two further sons were born: Gomer in 1883 and Ivor 1885.
One of the boys emigrated to NZ settling in Wanganui where he opened a Drapers shop. He had a son, Trevellyan who won lots of swimming medals and joined up for WW1 and was in London during the campaign. He may have died during the fighting. Of the sons, John was a Draper opening his shop in London...so it wasn't him, William was also a Draper and was assisting John in London in 1901...could be him although he would have had to have had Trevellyan before he left London. Ivor was also a Draper's assistant in 1901 but was too young and it probably wasn't Gomer...so it could be Thomas, Griffith, David or William...and possibly Daniel or Joseph.
Are there any trade directories of Wanganui from this period? I have been pointed in the direction of a Trevellyan Llewellyn Thomas who fought in WW1, but without knowing his parents I can't include him in or out. Any help will be gratefully received...Jim Phelan