Tom was a stable boy at Jacob Kewper's inn. Kewper sent him to the church to give Joseph Longfoot a message, but Tom found Longfoot dead and returned to the inn with the news. Kewper sent Tom to fetch the Squire.
Later, Tom was put in charge of Ben Jackson and Polly Wright, who had been accused of Longfoot's murder. Ben and Polly convinced him that the First Doctor was a wizard and they were his apprentices, and he let them go. (TV: The Smugglers)