Rare ‘The Holy Bible’ Leather Bound Book Volume First By William Thom Dated 1806


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Rare ‘The Holy Bible’ Leather Bound Book Volume First By William Thom Dated 1806.

The Holy Bible

Containing The

Old and New Testaments,

With the Apocrypha at Large:

Wherein The Most Difficult Passages in Each Verse are Explained:

Seeming Contradictions Reconciled;

Questions and Doubts Resolved;

And The Whole Text Opened.

BY William Thom.

Volume First

(Embellished with upwards of thirty appropriate Engravings.)


Printed at the Office of J. & J. Nicholson,



Inside the first cover are the handwritten names of Matthew Bansall born 1790

Elizabeth Bansall born 1786

And I found further information on this couple below. I would think this bible was given to them or played a part in their wedding day in 1814

Elizabeth Bansall (born Beardmore) was born in 1786.

Elizabeth married Matthew Bansall on in 1814, at age 28

Matthew was born in 1790, in Pilsley, Derbyshire.

They had 8 children: Sarah Bansall, Ann Hopkinson (born Bansall) and 6 other children.

Elizabeth passed away in 1863, at age 77


William Thom (also known as 'Billy') (1751-1811) was a Methodist preacher and co-founder, with Alexander Kilham of the breakaway 'New Itinerancy', later the Methodist New Connection founded in 1797. Thom was the first President of the New Connection, while Kilham was its first secretary. Thom wrote a brief guide entitled Serious advice to the servants of the Methodist Society: in the circuit of Leeds, published in 1796, and he and Kilham jointly wrote the Out-lines of a constitution; proposed for the examination, amendment and acceptance, of the members of the Methodist New Itinerancy, which was published in 1797

He was mentioned in John Wesley’s Last Will and Testament as being 'of Whitby’ and listed as a 'preacher and expounder of God's Holy Word'. Wesley wrote a letter to Thom in 1790 regarding the Methodist position on attending Church of England communion services.


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