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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Thomas, Right Rev. Mesac

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Thomas, Right Rev. Mesac, D.D., Bishop of Goulburn, N.S.W., was son of John Thomas, of Aberffrwd, Cardiganshire, by the daughter of Edward Williams, of Llwynyrhedydd, Cardiganshire, and was born at Typoeth in that county in 1816. He was educated at Oswestry and Shrewsbury schools, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. in 1840, M.A. in 1843, and was made D.D. in 1863. He was ordained deacon in 1840, and priest in 1841, and commenced his ecclesiastical career as a curate at Birmingham. In 1843 he was appointed vicar of Tuddenham St. Martin, in Suffolk, and was Secretary to the Colonial Church and Schools Society from the latter year till 1863, when he was appointed the first Bishop of Goulburn. Bishop Thomas married in 1843 the second daughter of Thomas Hinton Hasluck, of Handsworth, near Birmingham. He died in New South Wales on March 15th, 1892.