Thomas Bell Carruthers was born September 17, 1808 to Richard Carruthers and Ann Bird Emerson.
He was baptized on August 18, 1818 at Saint Botolph by Billingsgate, London. His sister Louisa Hole and brothers William and Henry Hole were also baptized the same day.
On December 24, 1835 he married Cecilia Lydia Priest at Saint Nicholas, in Chiswick England. His sister Louisa Hole is listed as a witness to their marriage.
On June 2, 1838 his son Forrest Priest Carruthers was born in Kensington, Middlesex.
On November 30, 1838 he declared bankruptcy as a wholesale cheesemonger.
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