Another thought that occurred to me is that Thomas may have given 'William' as his father on his marriage certs, but that may not have been correct (though he may well have believed it was).
He could have been illegimate and raised by his grandparents (his grandfather being 'William').
So I looked at the daughters baptised by the Tucker/Avery couple. There's a daughter Elizabeth baptised fairly soon after their marriage. If she was born 1793/94-ish, then she might have been the right age to be your Thomas' mother.
There's a baptism in Egg Buckland in 1827 of a Joseph Tucker, mother Elizabeth, no father. No other Tucker baptisms in Egg Buckland around that time so it sticks out.
I also found a possible match for her as an unmarried woman on the 1841 & 1861 censuses, but no proof it's her.
This could be a complete red herring, as I coudn't find a baptism for a Thomas that would fit.
It's so hard trying to piece it all together when you only have a first name/surname and both are not unusual names, isn't it?
I have a similar situation, where I am chasing a baptism in a very common name.
In the end, I sorted out & pieced together all the families in the location (as best I could) , and put them in a chart in family groups with notes for the sources. It's very handy to refer back to (especially where they use the same first names across the generations), and add to, if I find anything new.
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