Thomas Dominic Williams, O.P. (c.1661 – 3 April 1740) was a Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District from 1725 to 1740.
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Born in Monmouthshire in 1660, he was appointed the Vicar Apostolic of the Northern District on 11 December 1725 and confirmed on 22 December 1725. He was consecrated the Titular Bishop of Tiberiopolis on 30 December 1725, the principal consecrator was Pope Benedict XIII, and the principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Vincenzo Maria d’Aragona of Cosenza and Bishop Giacinto Gaetano Chiurlia of Giovinazzo.
Monmouthshire, also known as the County of Monmouth, is one of thirteen historic counties of Wales and a former administrative county. It corresponds approximately to the present principal areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Newport and Torfaen, and those parts of Caerphilly and Cardiff east of the Rhymney River.
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration literally means "association with the sacred". Persons, places, or things can be consecrated, and the term is used in various ways by different groups. The origin of the word comes from the Latin word consecrat, which means dedicated, devoted, and sacred. A synonym for to consecrate is to sanctify; a distinct antonym is to desecrate.
Tiberiopolis was a town in the Roman province of Phrygia Pacatiana, mentioned by Ptolemy, Socrates of Constantinople and Hierocles.
He died in office on 3 April 1740, aged 80.
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