Over the years he acquired more and more property. In 1910 he is shown as the owner of two semi-detached cottages called "Osborne Cottages" now known as "Normandy Hill Cottage"", Normandy Common Lane. Also, he owned Osgood Cottages at Ash Wharf and is said to have been the owner of fields where Ash Hill Estate is today. In 1934 he bought No.1 "The Oaks" in Pirbright Road and retained the ownership until his death in 1950 He kept cows at Shawfields and an old friend of mine remembers fetching milk from him in a jug. Thomas did his rounds in a pony and trap.
His only son Thomas William was killed in 1916 aged 31 years and Mary, Thomas Senior's wife, died in 1933 aged 80 years. Thomas Senior died on 18 June 1950 aged 94 years. The family grave is in Ash Cemetery near the former chapel.