Thomas Stant was born in Wrexham about 1839 he was the son of Thomas Stant and Mary Bennion. Thomas was a farmer from Hanmer and Mary from Shropshire. When he was 2 the family were still in Hanmer but the family moved to Abbot Street, Wrexham where his father was a publican,there were 6 pubs in Abbot Street and in 1851 none were named.
Thomas snr moved to 9 Charles Street and opened a grocers shop, but he died aged 55 in 1866. He was buried in the Ruthin Road cemetery; other members of the family are buried there.
Mary then moved just up the street and ran the shop from 4 Charles Street with the help of 2 of her daughters. Of her 5 sons, 4 are known to have become grocers or bakers.
In early 1861 Thomas jnr married Hannah Williams in Wrexham. Hannah was born about 1840, she was the daughter of William Williams who was a miller at the Kings Mills in 1861. One of his brothers had also married a millers’ daughter, it would have been an asset to the bakery business.
After their marriage Thomas and Hannah are not found again until 1871 when they are at 21 Yorke Street, Thomas is a baker, and Hannah’s mother Ann Williams is there with them. They have no children. Thomas retired and moved to 7 Albert Street, and by 1891 they are in Talbot Road where he died on 4 December 1899 aged 60. He was quite wealthy and left over £5874.
Hannah continued to live in Talbot Road until her death on26 May 1919, she was aged 79. She was buried with Thomas.
Researched by Annette Edwards. December 2018. Gravestone photographs by Graham Lloyd.
Transcription of gravestone
IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS STANT, TALBOT ROAD, WREXHAM, WHO DIED DECEMBER 4, 1899, AGED 60 YEARS.
ALSO OF HANNAH STANT, HIS WIFE, WHO DIED ON THE 26TH MAY 1919, AGED 79 YEARS.