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This respected pioneer of Puslinch Township was a native of Berkshire, Eng. In Oct., 1830, with his first cousin, John Arkell, and F. W. Stone, he left England and spent winter in New York, coming with them to Puslinch in May, 1831. These three men picked out the tract of land now known as Farnham Plains, and of this Thomas took 600 acres. He afterwards sold 300 acres, but the remaining 300, being part of lots 7, 8, 9, 10, con. 9, he lived on until his death. He was reared on a farm in Idstone, Berkshire, and, having a thorough knowledge of agriculture, he made a very successful farmer.
In live stock, he was a prominent breeder of Cotswold sheep and Shorthorn cattle. He was a member of the English Church; a Conservative in politics; a consistent and hard worker, devoting his time zealously to his business affairs and never seeking to hold office of any kind. He, however, was Magistrate for over thirty years, and always dealt justice in an unbiased manner. He d. in 1875 at the age of 73 years. He m. Isabelle Hume. Issue: William and Mary, deceased; Robert and Adam d.in infancy; Mrs. Henry Iles, Guelph; Peter, farmer at Teeswater, Bruce Co.; John and Thomas, who are both farmers at Arkell; Mrs. Blair Falconbridge, now living in Hamilton; and Henry.
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