Thomas Nutbrown was probably born in 1786 in Howden, Yorkshire. He married Ann Cottam 31 January 1811 in Thorganby, Yorkshire. They had twelve children. They emigrated in about 1830 and settled in Leeds, Quebec, Canada. Thomas died in 1858. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Minnesota and Michigan.