Thomas Roach (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Roach (1769–1833) was an Irish-born merchant, farmer and politician in Nova Scotia. He represented Cumberland County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1799 to 1826.

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He was born in Cork, was originally educated there for the priesthood and came to Nova Scotia with his father around 1790, settling at Fort Lawrence. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Church in that area; his house was used as a church. [1] Roach was married four times: to Ruth Dixon in 1793, the widow Sarah Allen, Mary Dixon and Charlotte Wells.

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