thanks for your input, could very well be our Thomas Deacon, I must look a bit deeper now with this info. We thought he was born in Bath area, Deacon a common name there.
My problem is that my Wife has no family info at all, we only know who he married and the children involved.
trying to find ancestors/birthplace of Thomas Deacon dob 1871 England, father was James? married mary McCrorie in ochiltree Ayrshire, he died 1928
this was Mary's second marriage, he has step sons and daughters"McLaughlan" believe he died in Glasgow.
any info would be much appreciated