(1834 – 11 December 1879), better known by his bardic name of Gwilym Marles, was a Welsh minister and poet, and the great-uncle of Dylan Thomas. Dylan was given his middle name, "Marlais", in honour of William Thomas, who is also believed to have inspired the character of Rev. Eli Jenkins in the play Under Milk Wood.
William Richard Keay Thomas (born 22 July 1960) is a former English cricketer who played a single first-class match for Worcestershire, against the Sri Lankans at Worcester in early July 1981. In a drawn game, he scored a useful 44 from number eight in the first innings, and made 13 not out in the second.
William Thomas, bardic name Islwyn (3 April 1832 – 20 November 1878), was a Welsh language poet and Christian clergyman. His best known poems were both called Yr Ystorm ['The Storm'], and were written in response to the sudden death of his fiancee.
(1785 in Dartmouth, Devon, England – November 5, 1863 at Huyton, England) was a merchant and politician. Thomas was elected to the House of Assembly representing the district of St. John's on the first general election held in Newfoundland in 1832.