July 15, 1831, Salford, Lancashire, England.
Circa February 1916, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England.
Thomas was the son of hymnist Hugh Stowell.
He was Bridgman Exhibitioner at Queens College, Oxford (1853), where he earned a BA with honors (1855).
Taking Holy Orders in 1857, he became curate of Bolton, Diocese of Ripon (1857–60); incumbent of St. Stephen’s, Bowling, Bradford (1860–65); and then rector of Christ Church, Salford, succeeding his father (1865).
He was also Rural Dean of Salford (1876); Honorary Canon in Manchester Cathedral (1879); and rector of Chorley, Lancashire.
Most of his hymns were written for the Anniversary Sermons of Christ Church Sunday Schools in Salford.
His works include: