Clifton Rugby Football Club History
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Thomas Adams


He was born in August 1854 in Bristol. He was the son of Thomas Adams (born Norwich 1818) and Mary Stevens Watkins (born 1814 Bristol). His parents were married at St. James Church on 24th October 1841.

He was christened on 8th October 1854 in Clifton.

In the 1861 census they were living at 1 Charlton Place, Clifton.

In the 1881 census they were living at Woodleigh Villa, Westbury-on-Trym.

He played for Redland Park before joining Clifton.

Back Row (L-R): A.Spencer, J.C.Gilmore, H.C.M.Hirst, H.C.Baker, H.I.Pocock, H.Budget, A.M.Fry, R.I.Pocock. Middle Row: T.Myles, E.D.Evans, E.Leonard (Captain), J.Smith, H.Williams, F.Devis. Front Row: T.Adams, F.R.Fry.

Above Clifton XV of 1884-85.

Back Row (L-R): Herbert Innes Pocock, Henry Brogden Budgett, Thomas Adams, Reginald Octavius Everill, Edward Albert Leonard, William Lutiner, H.J.Huxtable, J.C.Gilmore, H.Thurston. Front Row: Harry Francois Devis, Francis Rhodalph Fry, J.Cory, Henry Cecil Montague Hirst, E.J.May, A.Spencer.

Above Clifton XV 1885-86

He became the 2nd Captain of Bristol but emigrated to the USA just before the start of the season and never played.

His nephew was Gerald Scott, 3 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol.

In 1934 he was living in Clevedon.

He died