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Thomas Tregaskis (b.1785)


Thomas Tregaskis was born at Kea in Cornwall. He went to sea as a young man and later served in the militia. After his conversion he became a Bible Christian class leader, local preacher and a mainstay of the temperance movement.

Tregaskis operated a mill at Gwennap and a salt water mill at St Issey near Padstow, where he often provided hospitality for itinerant preachers.

Source: Information provided by the family; Thomas Shaw, A History of Cornish Methodism (1967), 92-93 and Bible Christian Magazine 1872, 341ff.

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