People (Re-unions, trace old friends and relatives.)
There was a Thomas Knowles mayor of Wigan 1864 and 1865, and in the 1869 directory he's listed at living at The Platts,Ince. There a bit in Hansard about his political life Here
I 've also just download a pdf from the University of California which contains "a memoir of the Late Thomas Knowles and a report of the funeral service preached by Canon Fergie" available Here click on "See other formats"
There's also a record in the New York Times of "Titled Visitors to Albany" pdf download Here click on view full article
Not bad for a quick google! There's loads about his work life as you say . . . hope this helps a wee bit!
Replied: 24th Feb 2009 at 08:56