Thomas Coke was born in Brecon, South Wales back in 1747. He stood 5’01” tall being prone to overweight. He studied at the Jesus College, Oxford graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. Continuing his education with a Master of Arts in 1770, and a Doctor of Civil Law in 1775. When he returned to Brecon, he was elected as mayor in 1772.
The same year he was elected mayor, he was also ordained in the Church of England. Following the American Revolution most of the clergy associated with the Church of England moved back to England. He sailed to the United States ending up in Baltimore on Christmas Day 1784. From 1784 to 1803 he made eight trips to America. I guess you could call him a traveling man as he made trips to Gibraltar, Paris, Canada, Scotland and the West Indies to name a few.
What you may not know about Thomas is that he was the first Methodist bishop given that position in 1797. He died in 1814, at 66 years young.
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