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Thomas Wedge (1760–1854) was an English agriculturalist. He was the son of Francis Wedge (1714–1784) of Fernhill House, near Forton, Staffordshire, a prosperous farmer, and brother of John Wedge and Charles Wedge of Shudy Camps. Thomas Wedge established himself on farms near Sealand, Flintshire where he prospered on the land.

Thomas Grenfell Wedge was a British rugby union player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the British rugby union team, which won the silver medal. Wedge a scrum-half who played his club rugby for St Ives RFC as well as representing Cornwall.

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