The 1881 Census shows that Thomas is living with his parents at 6 Cog Square, Burnley. By the time of the 1891 Census the family had moved to 216 Howard Street. Thomas had now started work as a cotton weaver.
Thomas married Ruth Taylor on the 1st July 1905 at Mount Pisgal Chapel, Myrtle Bank on Cog Lane, Burnley. Below are the details on their marriage certificate:-