Thomas Nicholas 1831 - 1865
A Baptist minister and author, was born at Rhymney, in Monmouthshire, and having first received preparatory tuition from the Rev. T. Davies, D.D., Merthyr, in 1854, he entered Pontypool College, where he earnestly applied himself to his studies for three years, when he undertook the pastorate of the infant church at Pembrey, Carmarthen, being ordained there in 1857, and where he laboured with great acceptance and success, eventually accepting a call to the pastorate of the church at Aberaman, in 1858. The cause here had been in a languishing state for some time, but under his care it revived and flourished again. He also dismissed many to form independent branches one at Cwmaman and another at Abercwmboi. Besides actively labouring in the ministry, his literary services were not inconsiderable. Among the rest was a translation of Mr Stock's "Handbook of Revealed Theology" into Welsh, which appeared in 1863. (Baptist Handbook 1867)