George THOMAS (c.1822–1854)
His son Robert THOMAS (1854–1858)
St Mary Magdalen section: Row 14, Grave D58
IN MEMORY OF
WHO DIED MAY 25, 1854
AGED 32 YEARS.
[DIED JUNE …, 1858]
[AGED 4 YEARS]
George Thomas was born in in c.1822. By 1854 he and his wife Charlotte were running the University Arms at 10 Gloucester Street, on the corner with Friar’s Entry. There appears to be no trace of them in Oxford before that date.
They had just one son while they were in Oxford:
- Robert Thomas (born at Friar’s Entry (probably at the University Arms) in 1854 and baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church on 9 June).
George Thomas died in 1854:
† George Thomas died at Friar’s Entry at the age of 32 on 25 May 1854 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 29 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
His son Robert Thomas was born around the time his father died and his baptism on 9 June 1854 took place in the same church just two weeks after his father’s funeral.
The University of Oxford granted a licence to George Thomas’s widow Charlotte to sell wine by retail at the University Arms pub for the year beginning 21 December 1854. She presumably did not carry on with the pub for long, however, as by 1858 she was living in St John Street.
Her son Robert Thomas died in 1858 and was buried with his father:
† Robert Thomas died at St John Street at the age of 4 on in June 1858 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 7 June (burial recorded in the parish register of St Mary Magdalen Church).
There appears to be no record of Charlotte Thomas in Oxford after 1858, so she probably moved away after her son’s death.