The Thom(p)son Conundrum


Food for Thought

The Surnames of Scotland
Their Origin, Meaning, and History,
by George Fraser Black, Ph.D. (1866-1948)

THOM. A diminutive of Thomas, q.v. Alexander Thome appears as vicar of Stracathro in 1433 and 1447 (REB., I, 60; II 69), Jok Tom was tenant in Balgreschac, 1473 (Cupar-Angus, I, p. 176), Andree Thome held a tenement in Glasgow before 1487, and reference is made in 1497 to the tenement of quondam Walter Thome there (REG., p. 453, 476) A fourth hpart of the vill of Westirparsy was leased to Alexander Thome and his son Alexandeer Thome in 1485 (RAA., II, 259). William Thom was witness in Dundrennan in 1545 (Laing, 497), Alexander Thome had a tack of a fourth part of Cotzardis in 1555, and Johne Thome a tack of an eighth part of the lands of Wester Balbrogy at the same time (Cupar-Angus, II, p. 121, 122). James Thome to stand in sackcloth for quarrelling in time of divine service, 1681 (Rec. Elgin, II, p. 293). Patrick Thome was merchant burgess of Edinburgh, 1673 (Retours, Edinburgh, 1205). In 1561 we have an instance of Thom as a forename in Thom Arnot, member of council of Stirling (SBR, p. 279). The founder of the Dublin printing house of Alexander Thom and Co. was a native of Aberdeen. Thom is also used as an anglized form of MacThom, q.v. Tom 1685.

THOMASON, Thomasson, 'son of Thomas' q.v. Both forms are current in Shetland. Allan Thomason and Donald Thomassone were summoned as witnesses in Golspie in 1546 (OPS, II, p. 676), and in 1548 the goods of three brothers named Thomassoun in the barony of Skebo were escheated for slaughter committed by them (ibid., II, p. 609). 1537 Tamesons (Groudie, p. 114. Thomessone.

THOMPSON, 'son of Thom,' q.v., with intrusive p. This spelling is more commonly found in England.

THOMS, 'Son of Thomas, ' from the diminutive Thom. It is also an Anglicizing of MacThomas, q.v. "Adam M'Intosh, son of William, the seventh chief of the Clan M'Intosh, was the founder of that branch of the clan which afterwards came to be know by the surname of M'Thomas, son of Thomas, which in time became corrupted to M'Thomie, M'Homie, M'Omie, M'Comie, and latterly M'Combie and Thoms" (Memoirs of the families of M'Combie and Thoms, p. 5). Robert M'Thomas, cousin to Robert M'Combie, became plain Robert Thomas; George Thomas, his grandson, was father of Patrick Hunter Thoms, which is the form now used by that branch of the family (ibid., p. 170, 171). Thowmis, Thowms, Thownis.

THOMSON, 'son of Thom,' q.v. A fairly numerous surname in Scotland. John Thomson " a man of low birth, but approved valour," was leader of the men of Carrick in Edward Bruce's war in Ireland in 1318 (Hailes, II, p. 102, 206). Adam Thomson appears as lord of Kylnekylle, Ayrshire, c. 1370-80 (Laing, 64), Johannes filius Thome was elected bailie of Aberdeen in 1398 (CRA., p. 374), and John Tomson witnessed a grant in Ayr in 1401 (Friars Ayr, p. 37). Donald Thomson was one of an inquest to determine the rights of pasturage which the Temple lands had over the adjoining town and territory of Letter in 1461 (Strathendrick, p. 222). John Thomsoun was juror on an inquest at Dunipace in 1426 (Cambus, 87), Duncan Thomsone of Auchinhampteris witnessed a bond of manrent in 1491 (SCM., IV, p. 189), Cuthbert Thomsoun witnessed a notarial instrument of 1517 (Soltre, p. 89), James Tomsone was tenant of the bishop of Glasgow in 1511 (Rental), and Peter Thomsone was Ilay Herald in 1561 (ER, XIX, p. 150). "The most conspicuous family of the name were the Thomsons who possessed Duddingston, near Edinburgh, for five generations till sold by Sir Patrick about 1668; his father had been created a baronet in 1636" (Stodart, II, p. 140). Many individuals of this name in Perthshire and Argyllshire are really Mactavishes. The surname in these districts is an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomais, ' son of Thomas,' or of Mac Thomaidh, 'son of Tommie,' The name is usually spelled MaKcome (3 syllables) in the early records, and was formerly common in Upper Deeside, Alexander Thomeson appears in Strathdee in 1527 (Grant, III, p. 70). John Dow Thomasson in Perthshire fined for resetting Clan Gregor, 1613 (RPC, XIV, p. 632). Tamson 1654, Thomeson 1504, Thomesoune 1477, Thompesoune 1665, Thomsoune 1535, Tomsoun 1567. In some instances it is also an Englishing of Maccomie, q.v. See also Thomason.

Fiona Thomson of Glenshee, Scotland writes:

>hi there i have a sheet here with the clan history and how the name thomson
> came about so here it is .... The Clan MacThomas
>Thomas was a gaelic speaking highlander, known as Tomaidh mor (ie great
> Tommy) from whom the clan takes its name, was a descendant of the clan
> chattan Mackintoshes, his great grand father having been son of William,
>8th chief of clan Chattan. Thomas lived in the 15th century, at a time
>when the clan chattan confederation had become large and unmanageable
>and so he took his kinsmen and followers across the grampians, from Badenoch
>to Glenshee where they settled and flourished being known as McComie
>(phonetic form of the gaelicMac Thomaidh) , McColm and McComas( from MacThom
> and MacThomas).To the government in Edinburgh, they were known as MacThomas
>and are so described in the roll of clans in the the acts of scottish
>parliament of 1587 and 1595 and MacThomas remains the official name of
>the clan to this day, notwithstanding the fact that few of its members
>have ever been named MacThomas.
>The early chiefs of the clan MacThomas were seated at the thom, on the
>east bank of the shee water opposite the spittal of Glenshee, the site
>though to be that of the tomb of the legendary Diarmid of the Fingalian
> saga,with which Glenshee has so many associations. In about 1600, when
> the 4th chief Robert MacComie was murdered, the chiefship passed to his
> brother, john MacComie of Finegand, about 3 miles down the glen, which
>became the seat of the chiefs.finegand is the corruption of the gaelic
>'Fieth nan ceann' meaning 'burn of heads and refers to the time when
>some tax collectors were were attacked by some clansmen, who cut off
>their heads and thew them in the nearby burn (small river) . By now the
> MacThomases had acquired a lot of property in the glen and and house were
> established at Kerrow and Benzain with shielings up glen Beag. The time
> was spent breeding cattle and fighting off those seeking to rustle
>them , one such scurmish in1606 , being remembered as the battle of cairnwell.
>The 7th Chief was John McComie(ian Mor) and his deed have passed into
> the folklore of Perthshire and Angus where he is known as McComie Mor
>. The legends surrounding this Highland Hero abound: He puts to flight
>some tax collectors in deffence of a poor widow single handed;He kills
>the Earl of Atholls champion swordsman;He slat the man who insulted his
>wife ;he fights his son in disguise to test his courage; he overcomes
>a ferocious bull with his bare hands ; and he is even familiar with the
>supernatural .Today a large stone at the head of Glen Prossen is known
>asMcComie Mor's putting stone a nearby well as McComie Mor's well, while
> at the top of Glen Beanie, a rock ahaped like a seat is called McComie
>Mor's chair.
>Ian Mor joined Montrose at Dundee in 1644,and fought for the kings cuase
>throughout the campaign, personally capturing Sir William Forbes of Craigivar,
>but after the defeat at Phiiphaugh,he withdrew from the struggle and devoted
>his energies to cattle raising during which time the clan extended their
>lands and influence into Glen Prossen and Strathardle and he himaself
>purchased theBarony at Forter in Glenilsa From Lord Airlie . Forter casles
>had been burnt 11 years earlier ,as recounted in the ballad the bonnie
>hoose oh airlie and so Ian Mor made his home at crandart,2 miles north
>of the castle .The government of Cromwell won Ian Mor's admirration
> for the prosperity it brought Scotland but this soured his relasionship
>with airlie and the restoration of Charles the 2nd in 1660 he found
>himself in trouble with parliment, who fined him heavily and at airliesinstigation
>a law suit decreed that the canlochan forrest part of forteer estate,
>belonged to the latter . This Ian Mor refused to recognise, coninuing
>to pastuer his cattle on the dissputed land which Airlie had leased to
>Robert Farquharson of Broughdearg. broughdaerg was Ian Mor's Cousin But
>thethe dispute over the forrest led to a bitter feud culminating in a
>skirmish at drumgelly, just west to forfar, where at hte spot now known
>a McComie's field, broughdearg was slain on 28th january 1673, along with
>2 of Ian Mors son's . the fine, feud and crippling law suit that followed
>ruined theMacThomases, and following Ian Mor's death his remaining son's
>were forced to sell their lands.
>The MacThomas chief is mensioned in governments proclimations in 1678
> 1681 but hte clan wasby now drifting appart with some going south into
>the Tay Valley Changing their name to Thomson or into angus and fife
>where they became Thomas. the 10th chief Angus who took the surname Thomas
>and later Thoms, settled in northen fife where his family thrived as
>sucessfull until they moved to Dundee and became prosperous merchants
>at the end of the 18th century, finally buying the estate of Aberlemno
> near forfar. others moved to Aberdeenshire, where the name became corrupted
>to McCombie as well as the Anglicised forms Thom and Thomson.In Aberdeenshire
>the principal MacThomas family were the McCombies of easterskene , who
>were descendants of the youngest of Ian Mor's sons. and it is one of
>their party William McCombie ofTillyfour, m.p. for south Aberdeenshire
>at the end of the last century who is today regarded as the father of
> the world famous Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle. Patrick hunter MacThomas
>Thoms of Aberlemno 15th chief was provest of dundee from 1847 to1853 while
>his heir the eccentric George hunter MacThomas Thoms Advocate bon vivant
> andphilanthropist became sheriff of Caithness and Orkney and shetland
>in 1870 donating during his lifetime large sums to st giles cathedral
>in edinburgh and upon his death in 1903 his vast fortune to st magnus
>in kirkwall together with the aberlamno estate. Having lost aberlemno
>the chiefly family assumed the surname of MacThomas and in 1967, the
>latter's great-nephew was once againofficially recognised by the Lyon
>court by the historic designation ' the MacThomas of Finegand'.Patrick
>MacThomas of Finegand 18th chief married elizabeth clayhills- henderson
>of invergowrie in 1941and its was during his life time in 1954 that the
>clan MacThomas Society was founded. he died in1970 , being succeeded
>by his only son Andrew, the Present Chief who is called in gaelic MacThomaidh
>Mhor (pronounced @Mchomy Vor'). so that is the history to the present
>day . there is a society in america the address is Chris McComb 3760
>La selva drive Palo Alto CA 94306_3202 usa i hope you enjoy this history
>i am a member of the clan MacThomas in scotland Keep in touch let me
>know what you think of this history


Notes from "The Descendants of Peter Montague"
re: the Thomson Surname

More than 30 coats of arms have been assigned to the name. On the list of living in Va., 1623 are the names of Nicholas and Ann Tompson, George Thomson, William and Paul Thomson. On a list of the dead, 1623, is William Thomson. On the muster roll of 1624 are the following, Roger Thomson, age 40, came on "London Merchant," 162(0?) and Ann, his wife. Nicholas Tompson came in the "George," 1622. George, age 17; Paul, age 14; William Thomson, age 11, came on the "George," 162?. William Tomson, age 22, came on the "Swan." Hather Tomson, age 18, came on the "Amb??se, 1623. Morris Thomson had a patent granted him for 150 acres, below Blunts Point in 1626 (sic). Edward Thomson, age 24, came to Va. from London on ship "?ransport," July 4, 1635. William Thomson, age 22, came on the "George," Aug 21, 1635.

Some Emigrants in Virginia

Thompson, George (1603-1694) in Virginia 1624, &c; son of Ralph (Robt.) Thompson, gent. of Walton, Herts.
Thompson, Maurice ( -1676); in Virginia 1620, &c; brother of George Thompson, preceding.
Thompson, Paul (1611- ) in Virginia 1624, &c; brother of George Thompson, preceding.
Thompson, William (1614- ) in Virginia 1624,&c; brother of George Thompson, preceding


Elizabeth Cittie
Capt William Tucker: aged: 36: in the Mary and James: 1610
Mrs Mary Tucker: 26: in the George: 1623
Elizabeth Tucker borne in Virginia in August:
George Thomson aged: 17 ...........}
Paule Thomson aged: 14 ..............} in the George 1623
William Thomson -11 ..................}

Pascoe Champion aged 23 ...........}
Strenght Sheere aged: 23 .............}in the Ellonor 1621

Thomas Evand's aged: 23 ............}
Stephen Collowe aged: 23 ...........} in the George: 1623
Robert Munday aged: 18 .............}

Mathewe Robinsonn aged: 24 in the great hopewell 1623
Richard Appleton aged: 19: in the James 1622
John Morris aged 24: in the Bona Nova: 1619
Mary Morris aged 22: in the George 1623
William Hutchinson aged 21: in the Diana 1618
Peeter Porter aged 20 in the Tyger 1621.
William Crawshaw an Indean Baptised.
Antoney Negro: Isabell Negro: and WILLIAM theire Child Baptised

From the Library of VA; Land Office and Grants:

Thomson, Anthony, Fayette Co., KY, 1 June 1786
Thomson, Christopher, Northampton Co., 28 May 1673
Thomson, David, Hanover Co., 13 Nov. 1721
Thomson, David, Hanover Co., 30 Aug. 1743
Thomson, John, Hanover Co., 17 Mar. 1736
Thomson, Robert, Hanover Co., 1 Aug. 1734
Thompson, Samuel Surry Co., 3 Nov. 1686
Thompson, Samuel, Surry Co., 20 Oct. 1689
Thompson, Samuel, Surry Co., 16 June 1727
Thompson, Samuel, Hanover Co., 22 Sept. 1739
Thomson, William, Surry Co., 1 Mar. 1666

Are any of them related?

George Downey comments:

"The tradition of the Waddy-Thomsons, preserved in widely separated branches, claims their descent from Maurice Thomson, a wealthy London merchant." In English pedigrees it is stated that Robert Thomson, great-grandfather of this Maurice Thomson "come out of the North," and settled near London. There are numerous allusions to this family in English History... "Maurice Thomson, Gentleman," came to Virginia in 1620. It is further stated that beside Maurice, the eldest of his family, there were at least three brothers and a sister living in Virginia in 1624, in which colony they possessed considerable property. The sister, Mary Thomson (born 1599), was the wife of Captain William Tucker (came to Virginia 1610), Commander of the fort at Kiccoughton (now Hampton), 1625, member of the King's Council, and at various times, member of the House of Burgesses. The brothers of Maurice Thomson who lived in Virginia were, George (born 1603), Paul (born 1611), and William (born 1614). Another brother, Robert, may have lived in Virginia also, but there is no record of it. Maurice Thomson was a man of great business enterprise and much interested in public affairs. He established a fishing station in New England, erected sugar works in Barbadoes and was Governor of the East India Company in the reign of Charles the First. He sided with Parliament in the Civil War, and, in 1649, was examined by the Committee of Admiralty as to what the interests of the Commonwealth required in Virginia. Maurice Thomson's son, John Thomson, was created Baron Haversham in 1673. Major Robert Thomson, brother of Maurice, owned considerable property in both England and New England. He became "so great with Cromwell that he had nearly married his daughter." He died in 1695. Another brother, William Thomson,, after his returned from Virginia to England, was knighted and became Governor of the East India Company in the reign of Charles the Second. Colonel George Thomson, another of these brothers, was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1629 and, in the same year, was also Lieutenant of a force sent out against the Indians. Colonel George Thomson returned to England and "lost his leg fighting against the king, but got a great estate. *** When the army had fallen into the posture of a brand-iron, with the Rump in the middle, threatening a battle royal, Haselrigg and Morley to support the Rump and Lambert and his party to pull them down, this Colonel George Thomson was, with some thousands, in St. George's-in-the-Fields, Southwark, and, with Bibles in their hands, and good swords also, they declared, for King Jesus, which signified what they pleased except King Charles."

"The coat-of-arms which the Waddy-Thomsons claim together with their descent from the Maurice Thomson family is as follows: Arms: "Or, on a fesse dancette, azure, three estoiles of the field; On a canton of the the second, the sun in glory, of the first." Crest: An arm erect, vested gules, cuffed argent, holding in the hand, proper, five ears of wheat." Motto: "In lumine Lucem.

The family to which Mary Thomson, cousin and first wife of Samuel Waddy, belonged has, for two centuries, been known as the Waddy-Thomsons. The two families of Waddy and Thomson were neighbors in New Kent county, Virginia, in the seventeenth century, and it is reasonable to suppose that an early intermarriage introduced the unusual Christian name of Waddy as mark of distinction in this Thomson family. The compiler of this article, and other descendants, have never been able to verify this reasonable presumption. The lamentable destruction of the early records of New Kent and adjoining counties, renders verification of this connection and other persistent traditions impossible at the present day, unless they may somewhere be preserved in private record. We find, from the "Register of St. Peter's, New Kent," that the first of the family publicly recorded was Robert Thomson, who died April 12th, 1702. His wife was Judith, who died March 14th, 1709. Their children recorded in the Register were, Robert, baptized April 24th, 1687; David, baptized September 4th, 1690; Hannah, baptized February 25th, 1696, and Martha, baptized August 31st, 1701. A division of St. Peter's parish, located this family in St. Paul's, Hanover, whose Register is not preserved and the record is again rendered incomplete."
Mary Bartholomew Sether (a descendant of Asa & Diana (Quarles) Thomson) says:

"The arms of the Wm. Thomson family of Blair Manor are: (doesn't show the arms. vt) Crest: -an arm erected vested Gules, cuffed argent, holding hand inpr five ears of wheat or, - Moto (sic) in Lumine Luce - The Bearer of the Torch gives light."

The Visitations of Hertfordshire, made by Robert Cooke esq., Clarencieux, in
1572 and Sir Richard St George, Kt, Clarencieux, in 1634, with Hertfordshire
Pedigrees from Harleian Mss 6147 and 1546/ ed Walter C Metcalfe, 1886. p.97

THOMPSON of Watton-at-Stone

ARMS Or, on a fess dancettee Azure three estoiles of the field, on a canton
of the second the sun in glory of the first.
CREST An arm erect vested Gules cuffed Argent, holding in the hand proper
five ears of wheat Or

1.Robert Thompson, came out of the North
2.Morris Thompson of Cheston [Cheshunt], co. Hertf=Catherin, da of
3.Robert Thompson of Wootton, Hertf. living 1634=Elizabeth, da of
John Harfett of Wootton, Hertf. (Harfett spelled elsewhere Harsnett-vt)
4.Morris Thompson eldest son
4.Elizabeth=Francis Stuke, Parson of Watton
5. John Stuke, eldest son
5. George
5. Anne
5. Mary
5. Elizabeth
5. Ellen
(not shown are Mary, William, & Denis(e) - see below

(< >
Cheston, Hertfordshire, England (Granted to Sir John Thompson, Bart of Haversham in 1673 when he was created Baron Haversham)
Arms: Or, on a fess dancette azure three estoiles argent, on a canton of the second the sun in her splendour
Crest: A cubit arm erect vested gules cuffed argent, holding in the hand proper five ears of wheat or
Motto: In lumine lucem
Record Number: 17024)
**************** *********************
William Thomson, knt. (1613-1681) married, 1 Jan. 1637, Elizabeth Warner, d/o Samuel* (s/o John) & Julian/Julyan (Croace) Warner; Maria Frances Thomson, married, 1622, Capt. William Tucker; Denis(e) Thomson, married Elias Roberts, II.
*"...William Thomson married the daughter of the Virginia merchant Samuel Warner and thereby significantly strengthened the Thomson connection by bringing it into alliance with one of the leading new families of the colonial trades." {Brenner's Merchants and Revolutions- J. R. Woodhead, The Rulers of London, 1660-1689.}

Some Family and Apprenticeship Connections Among the New Merchants



Thomas Allen and
William Allen

Jonathan, Nathaniel,
Thomas Andrews

sons of Thomas Andrews,
new merchant
Thomas Andrews, (Jr.) and
Matthew Craddock 

marr. Damaris, dtr. of
Matthew Craddock 
Randall Mainwaring and
Matthew Craddock 


Matthew Craddock's father's
sister Jane Craddock marr.
Randall Mainwaring's father
Edward Mainwaring
Thomas Frere
William Felgate 

 app. Skinners
Randall Mainwaring and
Joseph and Nathaniel Hawes

marr. Elizabeth Hawes,
sister of Joseph & Nathaniel
George Snelling and
Joseph Hawes 

 app. Drapers
John Brett and
Randall Mainwaring 

and app. Grocers
marr. Mary, sister of
Randall Mainwaring
John Jolliffe and
Randall Mainwaring 


son of Elizabeth Mainwaring
Jolliffe sister of Randall
Michael Davison
William Pennoyer 

 app. Clothworkers
Samuel and
William Pennoyer 

sons of Robert Pennoyer of
Joseph Terringham and
William Pennoyer 

 app. Haberdashers
Thomas Alderne and
Owen Rowe 

marr. Dorothy, dtr. of
Owen Rowe
Thomas Alderne and
James Russell 

 app. Drapers
Richard Quincy and
John Sadler 

marr. Ellen Sadler, sister of
John Sadler
William Cloberry and
Humphrey Slancy

app. Haberdashers
marr. Dorothy Slancy dtr. of
Humphrey Slancy of London 
Richard Chandler and
Thomas Stone

 app. Haberdashers
William Stone and
Thomas Stone 

Robert Wilding and
Thomas Stone 

 app. Haberdashers
Elias Roberts and George,
Maurice, Paul, Robert, William Thomson


marr. Dinah (Denis(e), sister of George Thomson et al
Edward Thomson and
George Thomson et al 

George, Maurice, Paul, Robert, William Thomson

sons of Robert Thomson of Watton, Hertfordshire
William Tucker and
George, Maurice, Paul, Robert, William Thomson 


marr. Mary, sister of
George et al
William Felgate and
William Tucker

William Jackson and
William Tucker

 app. Haberdashers
Peter Andrew
Samuel Vassall

marr. Rachel Vassall, sister of Samuel Vassal
Thomas Vincent and
Thomas Andrews

 app. Leathersellers
John Warner and
Samuel Warner

sons of John Warner of
Bucknell, Oxon.
William Thomson and
Samuel Warner

marr. Elizabeth, dtr. of
Samuel Warner

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part 1


WILLIAM TUCKER, MAURICE TOMPSON, GEORG TOMPSON, WILLIAM HARRIS, THOMAS DEACON, JAMES STONE, CORNELIUS LOYD, of London, Merchants & JEREMIAH BLACKMAN, of London, Mariner & their Associates & Co., 8000 acs. Chas. Citty Co., being a tract of land comonly knowne by the name of Burckley (Berkeley) hundred, 9 Feb. 1636, p. 410. Bounding upon land of Capt. Thomas Pawlett, beg. at a small gutt that runneth into the woods at the W. end of the Clift of Westover, W. upon Kimiges Cr. up to the head, N. into the woods & from the gutt from the water side. N. into the woods &c. Due by deed of sale from the Adventurers & Co. of Burckley hundred &c.

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, Part 1, Page 4
150 Acres, 4 March 1622, Page 20. Gent., a new planter, who first having trans. himself out of England has remained now 4 years in this country. Bet Newport News & Blunt Point. 100 acs. for trans. of: Georg Tompson & John Bembridge, out of England & 50 acs. for his own per. adv.

Sir John Thompson (or Thomson) 1st Lord Haversham, (1647-1710) was the son of Maurice. (Sir John had five sons - three sons living in 1674/5 - Arthur did not survive his father.) John was the father of Maurice Thomson, 2nd Baron Haversham, however, this line became extinct for lack of male issue. (Surviving daughters of Sir John are: The Hon. Frances Armstrong, the Hon. Dorothy Bossford?, the Hon. Altomoa? Thompson, the Hon. Mary Annesly )
Other possibilities include Maurice's brothers: Sir William and Maj. Robert. *Sir William's son was Sir Samuel, and Sir Samuel had William, Samuel, Robert, George and Thomas. William, the eldest son of Sir Samuel, had Samuel, Esq., born about 1688/89.
Maj. Robert had Joseph and William, d. 1678. (Maj. Robert Thomson,(1622-1694) a friend of Increase Mathers, was in Massachusetts.)
*Source: Alan Thomson, professor at Hertford University.

Encylopedia of Virginia Biography

Virginia Genealogies and Biograpies, 1500s-1900s
Colonial Virginians and Maryland Relatives
Allied Families
(I'm dissecting, with the help of Alan Thomson, Dan Byrnes "The Business of Slavery," & David Boyle, a descendant of Robert Thomson (d. 1702, New Kent Co., VA), the foregoing written by Norma Tucker. Bolded are insertions/corrections. Edited for brevity.-vt)

Family of Mary (Thompson) Tucker

Robert Thompson who had come out of the north, was shown in the Visitation of Hertfordshire in 1634. Robert had son Maurice Thompson of Sheston (Cheston) Hertfordshire, who married Katherine Harvay and had Ralph Thompson of Watton Hertfordshire, who was living in 1634. {Waters, Collins Peerage} {Thomson-This name often appears as THOMSON, but is given as Thompson throughout this document simply for consistancy.}

Ralphe Thompson of Walton, Hertfordshire married Elizabeth (Harsnett) Charlton, (Robert m. Elizabeth Harsnett - see Visitation of Hertfordshire above.) daughter of John Harsnett {Waters} and widow of Henry Charlton {Price and Parks}. They had a daughter Mary who marrried Capt. William Tucker, and sons as may be seen below, including Maurice and George. Ralphe's (sic) son Maurice was christened 30 September 1604 at Watton at Stone, England {O.R.}. Maurice, a cousin shown below, was born about 1601, so it is possible to separate the two. Ralphe's (sic) son George was christened 12 April 1607, at Wattan(sic) at Stone. Records at Elizabeth City, Virginia, prove that George, brother-in-law of Capt. William Tucker, was born in 1607.

Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s; Virginia Gleanings in England
WILLIAM TUCKER, of the Cittie of London (endorsed St. Dunstans in the East) Esq. now bound for the Kingdom of Ireland. Will 12 October 1642; proved 17 Febryary 1643/4.
To wife Frances Tucker £1000 p. Remainder of estate in three parts to three children viz: my sonne William Tucker, sonne Thomas Tucker, and daughter Mary Tucker (together with a Cabbinet of Mother of Pearle embossed with silver gilt knobbes and one Standing Cupp with Cover of ditto with a silver guilt handle and Cover to her owne use), but if daughter decease before 21 or marrige then her third the Cabbinett etc to sonnes William and Thomas. If sons or daughters die before 21 then to others etc etc. If all die to children of Brother Thomas Tucker then living. If wife die before my returne from Ireland then whole estate to my three children if alive etc etc. Overseers: Brother Edmund Smythe Esq., Brother Maurice Thomson, Merchant, Brother Elias Robertes, Merchant, and Cozen Mr. Thomas Dawney, Cittizen of Mercer of London. "For my Lande in Virginia I bequeathe onto my sonne William Tucker to enjoy to him and his his (sic) heires forever, wch is for my Adventure of Fiftie Poundes as p billes of Adventure may appeare. I have transported divers servantes thithers wch for ever servant I am to have Fiftie Acres of land, for my first Dividend, wch will amount unto 3000 acres for the first dividend, 3000 for the second dividend & 3000 acres for the third, sch land may prove beneficiall in time to my heire the record bookes in Virginia will produce the number of men I have transported thither." Witnesses: John Bodington, Letitia Atkinson (Seal a griffin sejent)
(Proved by oath of relict, no mention of executor or executrix)
Peculiar of the Arches
File 1643.
(Did Elizabeth Tucker, "born in Virginia in August" die?)

Robert (who came out of the north) had 2-son (sic) Robert who had son Robert christened 1583, who also had sons George and Maurice.

Another family appears in Hertfordshire and is probably related. One John Thompson, of an age to be another son of Robert who came out of the north, had: Ralphe christened 1582; and Richard christened 1587, both at St. Albans Abbey, Hertfordshire. Richard, the younger, had son Richard christened 1616, St. Albans, St. Peters, Hertfordshire, England {O.R.}. One of those may have been the Richard Thompson who married Ursula (Bysshe) {q.v.}

In 1651 Maurice Thompson and John Taylor were overseers of the estate of William Willoughby who married Elizabeth (__). Maurice also received bequests from William Pennoyer, Esq, of London who died in 1670 and from William Willoughby of Portsmouth who died in 1651. Willoughby named Maurice Thompson, eldest son Francis Willoughby and Mr. John Tailor/Taylor as overseers. {Waters}

Carr, Morgan and Russo write that William Claiborne "was kinsman of Capt. Nathaniel Butler, governor of Bermuda, and Maurice Thomson, England's greatest Colonial merchant of his day." Clairborne, who died about 1677 in New Kent Co., VA, married Elizabeth Butler.

Maurice Thompson and his brothers (Col. George Thompson, Major Robert Thompson and Sir William Thompson) were named executors and trustee of the will of Thomas Sprigg of London, merchant, but the will was probated 14 January 1679, after Maurice's death. Sprigg

Alan Thomson recently revealed to me that Maurice had another son, Maurice, Jr., that's not mentioned in his will.
I.-The will of Maurice Thomson, Haversham, Bucks [Buckinghamshire], Esq., proved 9 May 1676, contained the follows (sic) (Waters): To be buried in Haversham chancel by my dear wife. To 100 poor silenced ministers. To Helena, Elizabeth and Arthur Thomson, children of my dear son Sir John Thomson, Baronet; to Katheline, Anne and Helena Wittewrong, children of my eldest daughter, Lady Katherine Wittewrong, late wife of Sir John Wittewrong, Knight and Baronet. My grandchildren William and Samuel Oldfield at 21; my brothers George, Sir William and Robert Thomson to be trustees for daughter Martha Corsellis. Her son Nicholas Corsellis at 26. Daughter Elizabeth and her husband Joseph Alston, Esq., and their three sons, Joseph, Edward and Maurice Alston. To Lady Frances, wife of Sir John Thomson. Property in England, Ireland, Barbadoes, Antego, St. Christophers, Virginia, the Carobee Islands, England and elsewhere. 
(Sir John, eldest son of Maurice, inherited all of his father properties: "I give, bequeath and devise unto my said dearly beloved son, Sir John Thomson, Baronett, all my freehold mannors, lands, tenements and ?? in England, Ireland, Barbadoes, Antego, St. Christophers, Virginia, the Carobee Islands." Sir John's will names as his spouse, Martha.)

(Dan Byrnes discovered the spouses of those not named by Tucker,)
A-Sir John Thompson, served in the House of Commons and, in 1673, was created Baron.
2-Elizabeth m. ?? Annesley
3-Helena m. Rev. Thomas Gregory
4-George Thompson (named by his Uncle George) died d. s. p.
5-Maurice, who became 2nd Baron Haversham; died 1745, leaving only daughters, so the baronage became extinct (Burke, 1884).
a-Hon. Elizabeth Thompson married 1724 John Carter
b-Hon. Anne Thompson married Richard Reynolds, Esq.

B-Katherine Thompson married Sir John Wittewrong, Knight and Baronet. Issue:

C-Mary a daughter married __William Oldfield. Issue:
1-William Oldfield
2-Samuel Oldfield

D-Martha married __Nicholas Corsellis, Jr.. Issue:
1-Nicholas Corsellis III

E-Elizabeth married Sir Joseph Alston, Esq. Issue:
1-Joseph Alston
2-Edward Alston
3-Maurice Alston

II-Col. George Thompson, born 1603 (1607); went to Virginia in 1623 with his sister Mary Tucker {Parks}. Her husband, Capt. William Tucker, in whose muster George appears with two other Thompson brothers, paid his passage, according to Parks. However, Maurice Thompson also received a headright for George,
In 1628/29 the Commission for Elizabeth City included Lieutenant George Thompson, Lieutenant Thomas Willoughby and others. {chapman}. And George Thompson became a member of the House of Burgesses in 1629. In 1636, George Thompson, Maurice Thompson and Capt. William Tucker had a joint grant of land.
By 1637 George Thompson was lord of Admariothria Manor in Maryland and one Richard Thompson was lord of Popely Manor there {Newman, 1949}. George attended the Maryland Assembly in that year and, in 1642, Richard Thompson, Lord of Thompson's Manor, with Lord Baltimore, represented the Island of Kent in the Assembly {Newman}.

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George Thompson returned to England during the 1640s. As a Colonel, he lead "some thousands" in St. Georges-in-the-Fields, Southward who, with Bibles and swords in their hands, declared that day they fought for King Jesus and against King Charles. It is recorded that Col. George Thompson lost a leg fighting for Cromwell, but gained a large estate {Waters}.

In 1650, George Thompson was back (Alan Thomson -"He also when an MP in 1648 witnessed the Battle of Maidstone in the 2nd Civil War. He was associated with the radical baptists and fifth monarchy men in the 1650s..") in Northumberland, VA, where he took the inventory of friend Edward Walker. In 1650 in Northumberland County, Henry Haler and George Nott gave depositions that James Claughton had told George Thompson's wife of George's unfaithfulness to her (Fleet, XX)


George's will, proved 17 January 1690, identified him as "of St. James Cleckenwell, Middlesex. Esq.," and named wife Abigail, but requested to be buried in Olave's Church Southward "near my late wife" {Waters}. The will mentioned: Grandchildren John South, Richard South, Elizabeth South and George South; niece Mrs. Mary Owen, cousin* George Thomson, son of my nephew Sir John Thomson, Baronet; George Thompson, son of my nephew Sir Samuel Thomson, knight; my nephew Joseph Thomson, son of brother Robert Thomson, Esq.; my cousin Ambler, daughter of my cousin Brookhaven; my daughter-in-law Hannah Cooper; my son-in-law Mr. John Tuffnell; my brother-in-law Mr. Edward Keightley; my son-in-law Mr. John Lockey; the poor of Wormeley Herts and of Whatton Herts. In his will, George mentioned his manor and parsonage of Bricklinsey, Essex and left to his wife 100 pounds sterling a year clear, as well as a Japan chest, a Japan cabinet and a Indian cabinet armed with silver (Waters). Grandson Richard South Exe.
Son, George, not mentioned in the will. Perhaps he's the one that returned to Northumberland, VA.

*David Boyle -
"I pulled out my Oxford English Dictionary, pp.1097-1098 and was surprised to read: Cousin:
def. #1="A collateral relative more distant than brother or sister; a kinsman, relative; formerly very frequently
applied to a nephew or niece. (Obsolete). #2. The child of one's uncle or aunt. "Own, first or full cousin", (the strict modern sense). Also called "cousin-german", now a strictly legal or technical term. So he was using 'cousin' correctly for those days!"

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A-a daughter who married George South of Westmoreland Co., VA. On 4 March 1695, with the consent of his daughter Tamer, George South indentured her into the service of James and Marthy Westcomb to serve for three years. South bought 60 acres on 27 February 1671/72 from Thomas Dias and sold the land to Peter Duncan in 1685.
(Westmoreland Wills-abstracts: SOUTH, Geo., 29 Feb. 1719; 13 Sept. 1720. Land to son George begot by me on the body of Ann my wife late wife of Issac Shepherd; son John begot by me on the body of Ann my wife 1/2 my land; wife; sons George & John & dau. Hannah; my sons' godfather Thomas Lambert 1 bed & furniture; debt from Jane Dunn now wife of Benjamin Lampkin to my wife Ann; John & Francis Awbury exrs.)
(First Families of America
, Volume VII, Lineage Records, Page 521 - George South, from Eng.; settled on the banks of the Antietam at Funkstown, Md., 1650)
Note: Geo. South was listed as a "tithable" in Northhampton Co. in Aug. 1666.

In August 1672 South gave to Richard Browne and his wife and children a heifer, a bull calf and a young sow. On 6 Sept 1705, the lands of George South, Senr., were divided equally between George and John South. The land adjoined that of Mr. Thomas Yowell (Gray; O.R. Westmoreland Co.).
Issue of George South:
1-Elizabeth (not mentioned in the will) South married Richard Browne
1. Hannah South (is mentioned in the will)
2-George South
3-John South
4. Richard South (not mentioned in the will) (found a Richard South in Boston, 1650.)

Hindmer, John, 2 December 1712; 5 January 1713. (Westmoreland Co., VA)
Grandson Hindmer Shephard when 10 years of age 2000 pounds of tobacco; his mother my daughter ANN SHEPHARD;
my wife Sarah for life residue of estate and then to daughter Ann.

(Westmoreland Wills-abstracts: ERWIN, John, 10 April 1716; 30 May 1716. My godchildren John son of George and Anne South; Frances dau. of John Sorrell and Anne his late wife; Jemimah dau. of John & Hannah Awbrey; John son of Charles and Temperance Lucas and Elizabeth dau. of Thomas & Elizabeth Sorrell, all to have 2 year's schooling each; to Wm. Clark my overseer; friend John Awbrey land purchased of John Hobson late dec'd; friend Thomas Sorrell plantation & to be exrs.)
C- "
daughter-in-law" Hannah Cooper. This was Hannah Kenne, daughter of William Keene(1642-1684) and Elizabeth Rogers, daughter of John and Ellis (__) Rogers of Northumberland County. Hannah married (1) Willoughby Newton. (Hannah (Kenne) m. 1. John Bushrod, 2. Willoughby Allerton, 3. John Cooper.) (And how is she the "daughter in law" or step-daughter of George Thomson?)

Hannah (Keene) Newton(?) Bushrod Allerton married (2) John Bushrod; married (3)__Cooper.
(Westmoreland Wills-abstracts) Will of BUSHROD, John, 26 Jan. 1719; 30 March 1720. Daus. Apphia Fauntleroy and Elizabeth Meriwether 20 shilings each; dau. Hannah Bushrod 1 negro, £100, 12,000 lbs. of tobacco when 17 years of age; dau. Sarah 1 negro, £100 and 12,000 lbs. of tobacco when 17 years of age; son Richard land; son John land and 13 slaves when 19 years of age; son Thomas 900 acres of land, 14 slaves, stock, silver etc; to wife Hannah the plantation whereon I live and she to be exx.

(Westmoreland Wills-abstracts) Will of ALLERTON, Willoughby gent., 17 Jan. 1723;8 April 1724. Land, stock and 3 slaves to wife Hannah; son Isaac land whereon I live and 800 acres of land and two-thirds of estate; dau. Elizabeth Allerton 200 acres and one-third estate; son exr; my wife's dau's. Hannah and Sarah Bushrod personal property of their father and mother. Land on Machotick; land formerly Capt. John Bushrod's and personal estate of his to my wife and her daus.; to wife the school master Joshua Nelson and 3 more white servants.

Wills-abstracts) Will of John COOPER . 12 Oct. 1734; 25 March 1735. Wife Hannah; dau. Katherine Chancellor; son in law Thomas Chancellor and grandson John Chancellor.

The will of Hannah Cooper, proved 29 May 1739 Westmoreland County, named: Bushrod Thomas; William Samford (sic), son of my sister Elizabeth Samford (sic) late of Richmond Co., decd..; -Samford* my daughter Elizabeth Meriweather; my daughter Sarah Berryman [Sarah married Maj. Benjamin Berryman (died 1729) and he married (2) Elizabeth Newton of Rose Tucker Gerard Newton line]; my son John Bushrod; my daughter Hannah Neale; my late husband Willoughby Newton ( m. Sarah Eskridge, d/o George) gave bond for daughter Hannah Neale by the same of Hannah Bushrod; my daughter Apphia Fauntleroy and son-in-law William Fauntleroy; son Richard Bushrod to put pedestals to Thomas Bushrod's gravestone. Witnesses were Bushrod Doggett, John Olive and Anne Drummond.
(Westmoreland Wills-abstracts) Will of COOPER, Hannah, 26 Dec. 1738; 29 May 1739, Bushrod Thomas; William Sanford, son of my sister Elizabeth dec'd. of Richmond Co. 2500 lbs. of tobacco; my dau. Elizabeth Meriwether a gold ring; dau. Sarah Berryman a gold ring; son John Bushrod a ring; dau. Hannah Neale; my late husband Col. Willoughby Allerton who gave his bond for my dau. Hannah Neale, by name of Hannah Bushrod; son in law William Fauntleroy and his wife Apphia; son Richard Bushrod land purchased of John Jewel and his wife Elizabeth; I desire my son Richard Bushrod to bury me between his father and Mr. Cooper and put pedestals to Thomas Bushrod's grave stone; son Richard exr.)

D-"son-in-law" John Lockey
E-"son-in-law" Mr. Edward Keightley.

III-William Thompson, born 1613, (died 1681); went to Virginia, returned to England, was knighted and became a governor in the East Indian (sic) Company during the reign of King Charles II {Water}. Sir William received a bequest from William Pennoyer, Esq., who died in 1670 in London and who also gave bequests to Maurice Thompson; to David Butler, Evan Butler; William Butler; late of Hereford; to William Butler and Thomas Butler and their sisters Elizabeth, Mary and Jane (children of Thomas Butler, late of Cusopp, Decd.); to Katherine Butler alias Roberts (sister to Evan Butler) and to several other persons.


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Issue of Sir William Thompson:
A-probably Sir Samuel Thomson, knight (named by George Thompson).
Sir William's will also names his daughter, Jane Elizabeth Hooke (relict of Sir Thomas Hooke, Brt.) and her four children: Sir ? Hook, Elizabeth Hook, Mary Hook, and Anne Hook (m. William Dyer.) He also mentions Cousin Joseph Thompson as one of his partners. (Joseph was probably William's grandnephew, grandson of Robert.)
Issue of Sir Samuel:
William, Samuel, Robert, George, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Katherine & Anne.

IV-Paul Thompson, born 1611, (d. 1637) went to Virginia in 1623 {Parks, Chapman} (Wife, Anna, and daughter, Anna.)

V-Major Robert Thompson, (b. 1622) died 1694: In 1655 Robert paid two tithes in Lancaster County. In 1660 he married (Frances) Margaret (__) Welch, widow of John Welch, in Christ Church, Middlesex. Margaret, the wife,was probably a daughter of Robert Mascall or Miskill, who left bequests to Robert Thompson and his daughter Mary and to others. Robert was said to have owned land in New England.
"In 1641 (John) Humphrey was apppointed governor of Providence Island, but his plans to emigrate were disrupted when the colony fell to the Spanish. The admiral of the fleet was Hugh Peter's brother Benjamin. The vice admiral was the commissioner Thomas Rainsborough, the later Leveller; Rainsborough's brother William, also involved in the voyage, had lived in Charlestown, Massachusetts, before the Civil War. The rear admiral was Maurice Thomson's brother Robert, a resident of Boston, Massachusetts during the 1630s." (Brenner)
a-Mary Thompson married Thomas Vahane; married (2) Samuel Clarke, Esq. (mentioned only as "Clark" in Robert's will)
b-Joseph Thomson. Issue:
1-Joseph Thomson
c*-William (died before his father) issue:
1-William, married his cousin, Judith Ashurst,, d/o Elizabeth (Thomson) Ashurst. Joseph Ashurst was excluded from Robert's will.
d-Elizabeth married William Ashurst, Lord Mayor of London (Robert's will also mentions "cozen" Oldfield)
e-Daugher married ___Miller (mentioned only as "Miller" in Robert's will.)
f-Susan married Sir Robert Duckingfield (mentioned only as "Duckingfield" in Robert's will)
+ 2nd Susanna, daughter of Robert Thomson of Culpho in Suffolk, Governor of the East India Company. Married 7 Aug 1683 at Shoreditch. She died 7 July 1742 and was buried at Cross Street Chapel in Manchester.

VI-Elizabeth Thompson married __Stokes or Stukes, rector of Walton in Hertfordshire.
a-John Stokes
VII-Mary married Capt. William Tucker. {Parks}
VIII-Denis(e) Thomson married Elias Roberts, Jr.

C*-William Thompson born 1624; (? see Maj. Robt.'s birthdate above) died before 1694 (d. 1678); spent some time in New England (owned land in Gilford Connecticut, then went to Surry Co., VA, about 1642/3. One source says he returned to Braintree, Mass in 1666 at age 68. That had to be another William Thompson, as he would have been born in 1598. (Rev. Wm. Thompson, b. 1598/9.
How is the Rev. William Thompson, referenced in Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6, related?)

"MR. WILLM THOMPSON, Minister, 650 acs. Surry C., adj. Fra. Sothersby; 16 Mar. 1670, p. 363. Trans. of 13 pers: Wm. & Kather. Thompson, Wm., Saml., Jno. & Kath. Thomson, their children; Eleazer Thompson, Jno. Allen, Margt. Thomas."

Library of Virginia
To all &c Where ? Now Know Ye That I the said Sir William Berkeley Knight Governor do give and grant unto WILIAM TOMPSON three hundred Acres of land situate in the County of Lancaster and upon the South side of Rappahannock River abutting South East upon a Tract of land surveyed for Francis Brown, upon the North West side of the Sandy Point Neck North East upoon Rappahannock River North West upon the Clifts, South West into the woods. The said land being formerly granted unto John Sharpe by Patent dated the tenth of October one thousand six hundred and fifty two and by the said Sharpe sold and assigned unto the said William Tompson To Have and To Hold &c....Dated the nineteenth of July One thousand six hundred and fifty five.

William Thompson bought Lancaster County, VA, land in 1656 from John Sharpe, sold it in 1656 and 1658 and disappeared from that area. He married (1649) Ellen Montague, daughter of Peter Montague who died 1659 Lancaster County. Issue:

1-William Thompson named by Grandfather Robert Thompson; died 1699;(died 1728) married (1) Katherine (m. Judith Ashurst, his cousin); married (2) Margaret. He was in Rappahannock County in 1662, in Lancaster County in 1656/7, and sued Robert Payne in 1693 in Rappahannock County. He gave a power of attorney to sons Samuel and John of Surry County in 1690 and went to Westmoreland County. Wife Katherine signed a document in Westmoreland County in 1690. In that year, he was Clerk of Westmoreland County.

Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia 1671-1750
: Leg.-(Will for great part destroyed). To son, Samuel Thompson...daughter, Katherine...To daughter, Hannah Thompson, 100 acres of land on Deep Branch. To son, John, 10 acres, after the decease of his mother. To grandchildren, Samuel and Mary Thompson, the rest of my estate. To son, John the pistols and gun given him by Wm. Mosely. Makes wife, Martha, Exer. Made 20 Dec., 1731. Prob.: 18 Oct., 1732. Wit: Jane Regan, Mary Regan, Mary Mastin. Book 8, p. 240.
(This Hannah Thompson is too young to be the "Hannah Cooper" mentioned in the 1691 will of George Thomson.)


A-John Thompson born ca 1661 according to a deposition; died 1698/9;
Burgess for Surry County 1692/3-1696; married Elizabeth (died 1698, widow of John Salway and widow of Joseph Malden.)
John Thompson's will, (d. s. p.) dated August 1698 and proved November 1699, named the following siblings.
Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia 1671-1750 by Eliza Timberlake Davis
THOMPSON, John: Leg.-To brother, Samuel Thompson, 50 lbs. after decease of my wife, 50 lbs more. To wife the labor of certain slaves for life. Brother, William Thompson. Sisters, Catherine and Elizabeth, negroes. (Brother, Samuel, not living in Surry Co.) Desires that Samuel Alsobrooke, son of Samuel Alsobrooke, deceased, be religiously brought up by Exerx. Friends, Maj. Arthur Allen and Capt. Francis Clements, each a ring. To two brothers-in-law, Mr. Robert Paine and Mr. Robert Catlett, each a ring. To wife, certain things given to her by will of Mr. John Salway, deceased. Wife, Elizabeth Thompson, is made Exerx. Made: 2 Aug., 1698. Prob.: 7 Nov., 1699. Wit: Geo. Williams, Jos. Case, Eliza. Prier, Mary Allen, Wm. Foreman, Richard Holleman. Book 5, p. 185.

B-Samuel Thompson of Surry County; born ca 1662 according to a Surry County deposition; died before 1702 when Samuel Thompson sued the executors of his brother William. Samuel was administrator for the estate of his sister Katherine Payne in 1704, Essex County. He married Mary Marriott, daughter of Maj. William Marriott. His Westmoreland County land adjoined that of Thomas Bowcock in 1694.
Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia 1671-1750
: Leg.-The land at Cypress Swamp to my brother, Wm. Thompson, not to be sold, but to any shild (sic) of his. To my nephew, Samuel Thompson my entry at Three Creeks, and land at the head of Crouches' Creek, that I lately escheated, 200 acres, not to be possessed by him until the death of my wife, Mary, and the death of his father, Wm. Thompson. To my brother, Wm. Thompson, my land at Meherrin that I bought of Wm. Braswell, at the death of my wife, Mary. To cousin, Wm. Mosely, land upon Nottoway River between the forks of Atamoosack, it being 200 acres, provided he will come to it and live on it himself; if not, the land to go to my brother, Wm. Thompson, and cousin, Samuel Thompson, after his father's death. To brother William Thompson, the land where Thos. Higgs lives. My wife to enjoy the profits of all my lands, my brother and cousins to live on them, then at her death, all the rest of the land not mentioned in this will to my brother William; where I live to cousin, Samuel Thompson; if he die, his share to cousins, Katherine Thompson, William Thompson, John Thompson, Wm. Mosely and Mary Mosely, equally divided. To my "Necey", Elizabeth Thompson, a gold ring that was given me by my father - Posey, being prepared to follow me, W. T. To Wm. Marriott a seal ring that was my wife's father's ring. To cousin, Robert Payne, a gold buttons and shirt buckle. To cousin, Samuel Thompson, all my Doctor's books, Prayer Books, and Divinity Books, and makes brother, William Thompson, Exer. Made: 20 Sept., 1720. Prob: 17 May, 1721. Wit: Wm. Foster, Samuel Alsobrooke. Bk. 7, p. 334.

C-William Thompson born ca 1662, according to Surry County deposition; died 1702 Loudoun County, VA. His
Westmoreland County land adjoined that of Thomas Bowcock. He married 1681/2 Grace Elwood in Christ Church, Middlesex.

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1) Mary 1689-1692
2) Samuel Thompson christened 1691 Christ Church
3) John Thompson died 1751 Westmoreland Co. Issue:
a) William, under age 20 in 1751
4) Katherine
5) Hannah
6) William Thompson christened 1685 Christ Church; married Mary (__). He was of Surry County in 1723 when he sold Westmoreland land adjoining the late Thomas Bowcock as heir of his brother Samuel Thompson. 

D. Elizabeth married William Ashurst, Lord Mayor of London
E. Daughter married ____ Miller
F. Susan married Sir Robert Duckingfield

VI-Elizabeth Thompson married ___Stokes or Stukes, rector of Walton in Hertfordshire.
VII-Mary married Capt. William Tucker {Parker}

Earliest Records:
Parish Register
Christ Church, Middlesex County, Va, from 1653 to 1812
Published by: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of
America in the State of Virginia

William Thompson & Grace Elwood was Married 24th of February 1681/2.

The names and Ages of the Children of William and Grace Thompson.
Sarah the Daughter of the above said Thompson was borne the 13th of March 1683/4.
William the Sone of ye abovesaid Thompson was borne the 10th of Octob 1685.
Mary the Daughter of the abovesaid was borne 2th of Sept. 1689.
Samuell the Sone of ye abovesaid was Borne 11 Novemb. 1691.

1686 Christened
10 Feb William sone to William & Grace Thompson

Samuel Son of William & Mary Tomson born Septemr ye 3. (1686) baptized Septemr 27 1724.

Mary the Daughter of Samuel Thompson & Mary his Wife was born Octr 26th (1747).

Middlesex Co. I William Tomson of Middlesex Co.; to my cousin Mary Crouch, 3 lbs towards her schooling; I lend to my beloved wife Mary Tomson, during her widowhood; after half to my wife Mary Tomson and half to my son Samuel Tomson, dated Feb. 21, 1726/27 proved May, 2, 1727. Ex., Mary Tomson

Genealogy of the Glassell Family
Maurice returned to London before 1639. A later pat. shows that he had several brothers
at one time in Va. Capt Wm. Tucker, Elizabeth City Co.: Mem. Council; m. Mary Thompson
or Tomson. Among head-rights of Wm. Tucker's grant, 1624, were his wife's brothers, George,
Paul and William Tompson. Lieut. George Tompson, b. 1607; came to Va. 1623;
Commissioner of Eliz'h C., 1628; Burgess, 1629; served against the Indians,
1629. Paul T., b. 1610; came to Va. 1623. William T., b. 1613; came 1623.

Family Records of Branches of the Hanaford, Thompson, Huckins, Prescott, Smith, Neal, Haley, Lock, Swift, Plumer, Leavitt, Wilson, Green, and Allied Families

The name of Thompson has long been known in England, Scotland and Ireland. In England it was first spelled Tompson.
From Hartfordshire (sic) Pedigrees: "Robt Thomson, that com out of ye North of Watton, in Hartfdsh, wife Elizbth, dau of John Harnsett, of Watton, Hartf'd."
His descendant, Sir William of 1664, settled in Ipswich, Mass*. His will was dated March 25, 1676; his wife was Rachel. They had a son, William.
The History of Durham, N. H., states that William Thompson had a grant of land in Dover, N. H., in 1656, the same year, that a dozen Scotchmen, who had worked in the sawmills of Kittery, Me., had their grants. The tradition that he was a Scotchman is found in both the Maine and New Hampshire branches of the Thompson family.
*According to Alan Thomson, William did NOT settle in Ipswich, Mass., but returned to England, as did
his brothers, Maurice, George and Robert. However -

Propagation of the Gospel in New England
17 May 1661
Order of the King in Council. Appointing the Lord Chancellor, Lord Treasurer,
Lord Privy Seal, Duke of Albemarle, Duke of Ormond, the Lord Chamberlain,
Earl of Anglesea, Viscount Saye and Sele, Lord Hollis, Lord Cornwallis, Sir
Edw. Nicholas, and Sir Wm. Morrice, Secretaries of State, a Committee
touching the settlement of the Government of New England; to meet at
Worcester House on Tuesday next, for the purpose of framing letter,
proclamations, or orders for the King's signature, and from time to time as
they shall appoint. Directions to the Attorney-General to insert in the
charter for Propagation of the Gospel in New England, which ha has been
instructed to prepare, the following names, which were this day approved at
the board, viz.:-
To be added:-
Lord Chancellor
Lord Treasurer
Lord Privy Seal
Duke of Albermarle
Lord Steward
Lord Chamberlain
Earl of Anglesea
Lord. Visc. Saye and Sele

Members of the Corporation of New England now in being:-
Alderman Francis Warner
Erasmus Smith, Esq.
Henry Ashurst, Treasurer
Richard Hutchinson
Joshua Woolnough
George Clarke
Thomas Speed
Thomas Bell
John Rolfe, Gentn.

Names of New Members
Robt. Boyle, Esq.
Sir Wm. Thompson, Knt. *
Sir Wm. Bateman, Knt.
Sir Anty. Bateman, Knt.
Sir Theop. Bydolfe, Knt.
Sir Lawr. Bromfield, Knt.
Alderman Tempest Milner
Alderman William Love
Alderman William Peake
Tho. Foley, Esq.
Dr. Thomas Cox
Dr. John Micklethwait
Dr. Trench
Dr. Charles Doyley
Deputy Tho. Staynes
Deputy John Juryan
Deputy Wm. Antrobus
John Bathurst
Harman Sheafe
Thomas Gillibrand
James Hayes
John Benbow
Lawrence Brinsley
Barnabas Meares
John Acrod
John Dockett, Gent.
Edw. Biscowen, Mercht.
Martin Noell, Gent.

7 February 1662
Patent of the incorporation of the Company for Propagation of the Gospel in
New England and the parts adjacent in America.
Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord Chancellor of England
Thomas Earl of Southampton, Lord High Treasurer of England
John Lord Robartes, Lord Privy Seal
George Duke of Albermarle
James Duke of Ormond
Edward Earl of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain of the Household
Arthur Earl of Anglesey
William Viscount Say and Sele
Francis Warner, Alderman of London
Erasmus Smith, Esq., citizen of London
Henry Ashurst, citizen of London
Richard Hutchinson, citizen of London
Joshua Woolnough, citizen of London
George Clarke, citizen of London
Thomas Speed, citizen of London
Thomas Bell, citizen of London
John Rolfe, citizen of London
Robert Boyle, Esq.
Sir William Thompson, Knt. *

*to which Alan Thomson affirms: "This is indeed the brother of Maurice who went out to New England, Their younger brother Robert later became the Governor for this company for spreading the gospel and was associated with the training of ministers for it at Harvard."

The Huguenot Emigration to America Volume 2
Gabriel Bernon, formerly of La Rochelle, was now in London, meditating a settlement in Massachusetts. He had been engaged for years, as we have seen, in trade with Canada; and upon leaving France at the period of the Revocation, his thoughts naturally turned to the northern colonies of America. Bernon arrived in London from Amsterdam early in the year 1687. Here he chanced to meet a fellow-refugee, who introduced him to the president of the Society for Promoting and Propagating the Gospel in New England. That society had been formed in Cromwell's day, nearly forty years before, in consequence of the interest awakened in Great Britain by the news of Eliot's successful labors among the savages. The president of the corporation, Robert Thompson, was a London merchant of high standing. Business considerations mingled with his philanthropic designs respecting the wilds of America: for the General Court of Massachusetts, in recognition of valuable services rendered to the colony, had given him five hundred acres of land in the Nipmuck country, a territory as yet unoccupied, in the interior of the province. At the same time, the General Court had granted to a company, organized in London, with Robert Thompson at its head, a larger tract of land--eight miles square--for the site of a settlement.

Bernon lost no time in submitting his credentials from Robert Thompson to Dudley and Stoughton, and in obtaining a confirmation of the grant that had been made to him of a tract of twenty-five hundred acres of land in Oxford. A few weeks later, the little village in the Nipmuck country was thrown into great commotion by the arrival of two courtly personages. The one was the wealthy and enterprising Huguenot, to whom the inhabitants were eagerly looking for the further encouragement of their plantation. The other was the Chief Justice of the province of Massachusetts, and President of the Provincial Council; one of the proprietors of the Oxford lands, and in fact the sole manager of the whole enterprise. Dudley had been "pleased to accompany" his new friend to the settlement, "to put" him "in possession of the said twenty-five hundred Acres of land." The transfer was doubtless made with all formality. The old English custom of investiture "by turf and twig" was sometimes observed by the American colonists in the conveyance of lands; and it was in this manner, doubtless, that Bernon was "put in possession" of his Oxford grant. Imagination readily pictures the scene that may have been witnessed by the villagers on this occasion. The parties met in some central spot before April 26th, 1688, when he signed a contract with Pierre Cornilly.--(Bernon Papers.) It is also certain that he "ship'd himself" and his associates with "Capt. Foye and Captain Ware," (ibid.,) the former of whom, as we learn from Sewall, arrived in Boston on the fifth of July.

Register of Maryland's Heraldic Families

Judith Herman, dau--of Augustine and Jannetje (Varleth) Herman, b--May 9, 1660, 
       m--Col. John Thompson (Mallery states that Col. John Thompson lived to be 109). 
   Richard Thompson, son of Col. John Thompson and Judith (Herman) Thompson, m--April 
       18, 1706, Magdalen Bouchelle (from the Mallery papers--note 42). Richard 
       Thompson d--after 1772. Lived to be over 105 years old. 
   Judith Thompson, first dau--of Richard and Magdalen (Bouchelle) Thompson, was b--March 
       11, 1707. In Richard Bassett's notes from his mother's Bible, in possession 
       of Senator Bayard, he states, Feb. 22, 1722, Arnold Bassett m--Judith Thompson. 
   June 28, 1780, Robert Thompson in his will gives to my nephew, Richard Bassett, land 
       after d--of my wife. So Judith Thompson Bassett had a brother, Robert Thompson. 
   Captain Jonathan Hodgson m--Francina Bassett in Cecil Co., Md., in 1750. Captain 
       Jonthan d--in 1784 in Cecil Co., Md. See final settlement of his estate in 1798 

The Visitation of Hertfordshire, 1634 (Page 89)
The Visitations of Hertfordshire, made by Robert Cooke esq., Clarencieux, in
1572 and Sir Richard St George, Kt, Clarencieux, in 1634, with Hertfordshire

Sadler of Sopwell

Arms.-Quarterly-1, Or, a lion rampant per fess Azure and Gules; 2, per chevron Or and Gules, in chief two lions combatant Sable, Lee; 3, Gules, three swords in pale Argent between twelve estoiles Or, a bordure engrailed of the second; 4, Sable, three pales Ermine, on a canton Argent a lion rampant Azure; a crescent on a crest for difference.
Crest.-A demi-lion rampant Azure, ducally crowned Or; with the same difference.

Sir Raffe Sadler of Standon, co. Hertf.=...
Thomas Sadler, eldest son,
2. Edward Sadler of Aspley, Co. Bedford.=Anne, da. and heir of Sir Richard Lee of Sopwell, co. Hertf. (Issue of Edward)
Lee Sadler, eldest son
2. Richard Sadler of Aspley, co. Bedford=Joyce, da. of Robert HONYWOOD of Charing, co. Kent. (Issue of Richard)
Mary, ux. Henry THOMPSON
Dorathe, ux. James Ellis
Margarett, ux....[Fincham, added].
Robert Sadler of Sopwell, son and heir =Ellin, da. of Thomas Bancrofte.
2 Richard Sadler*
3. Thomas Sadler
4. Edward Sadler
5. Blunt Sadler
6. Henry Sadler
(*Issue of Richard) Robert Sadler, eldest son. 2. Edward, 3. Thomas. Ellin, only daughter.

From: The Descendants of Lewis Hart and Anne Elliot
Author: Jared Sidney Torrance

Robert Atwater m. Katherine Bright
...Mary Atwater m. Robert Honeywood
...Katherine Honeywood m. William Fleete
....Dorothy Honeywood m. Thomas Thompson
.....Henry Thompson (? - 20 Oct. 1648) m. Dorothy Swann (is this an error? Their son, Robert, married a Dorothy Swann.)

Henry is buried in the Parish Church at Lenham: "Here underlye the bodies of Henry Thompson and Dorothy his wife of Royton Chapel in this parish-He was son and coheir of Thomas Thompson of Sandwich, Merchant, and the eldest daughter of Robert Honeywood of Pett. in Charing, Esq."
"The burial of Henry Thompson, Esq., took place Oct. 20, 1648, he having survived his son Anthony about nineteen months, the son having immigrated to America and been a resident of New Haven, Conn., about nine years."

Children of Henry & Dorothy:
1. Robert, b. 2 Mar. 1594, m1. Dorothy Swann, dau. of Thomas Swann, of Wye, Esq., m2. Sarah, dau. of George Tucker, of Milton, next Gravesend, Esq. (2 sons & 6 daus. by 1st marriage, 6 sons & 2 daus. and one on the way, by 2nd marriage.)
2. Mary, bapt. 14 Oct. 1599
3. Judith, bapt. 2 Aug. 1602
4. *John, bapt. 18 Nov. 1604
5. Elizabeth, bapt. 20 Sept. 1607
6. *Anthony, bapt. 30 Aug 1612, Lenham, County of Kent, Eng., m1. (?), m2. Kathern (? ), d. abt. Mar. 1647 in New Haven, Conn. (Anthony had dau. Bridget by 1st marriage.)
(William, not listed as one of the children but named in Anthony's will as "brother".

LENHAM MYTH [see Gary Boyd Robert's Genealogies of Connecticut Families below]

*signed the Colony Constitution at New Haven, June 4, 1639.


From the "Genealogies of Connecticut Families" printed in 1983, written by Gary Boyd.Roberts

"The New Haven family of Thompson was founded by three brothers, William, Anthony, and John. An attempt has been made to connect them with the Thompson family of Lenham, co. Kent, England. This Lenham myth has been set forth as a certainty in the History of Goshen (by A. G. Hibbard, 1897), in the Marks-Platt Ancestry (by E. J. Lines, 1902, pp. 46-50), and in several other accounts, and so far as known has never been refuted. Henry Thompson of Royton in Lenham married Dorothy Honywood, and died 20 Oct. 1648, leaving, with other issue, sons John, William, and Anthony. The coincidence of names would seem promising, and it is not strange that somebody hastily conjectured their identity with the emigrants, but investigation overthrows the theory. According to William Berry's Pedigrees of the Families in the County of Kent (published in 1830, pp. 15-17), Anthony Thompson of Lenham was baptized 30 Aug. 1612, and died in England 13 Feb. 1682, leaving as heiress an only daughter. Moreover, John Thompson of Lenham was born in 1604, too early for John of New Haven, who was probably the youngest of the emigrant brothers. The Lenham brothers had three cousins, sons of Thomas Thompson of Pethem, co. Kent, likewise named John, William, and Anthony; but this John was a knight, and died in 1645 without issue. Furthermore, the evidence of chronology tends to show that the emigrants could not descend from Henry of Lenham or Thomas of Pethem in the following generation. At all events, the accepted pedigree must be abandoned.

1. William(1) Thompson died unmarried in New Haven 24 Apr. 1683. In his will of 6 Oct. 1682 he calls himself "far stricken in years," and mentions his nephews Benjamin Broadly and brother Abraham Broadly; nephew John Thompson, son of brother Anthony; cousin John Thompson, nephew John abovesaid; cousin Mary Lynes, Anna Broadlye, and Elizabeth Broadlye, daughters of sister Ellen Thompson; Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Benjamin Broadlye; and cousins Bridgett Bowers, Anna Stanton, and Lydia Cruttenden (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 1, p. 192).

2. Anthony(1) Thompson died Sept. 1648. In his will of 23 Mar. 1647 he mentions his eldest son; second son, Anthony; daughter Bridget which he had by former wife; other daughters; wife; and brothers William and John (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 1, p. 33). He married first ____?____; and secondly Katharine _____, who married for her second husband, 14 July 1652, Nicholas Camp of Milford. The Proprietor's records contain several references to payment of portions to Anthony's children, by "Kattern Camp," the children mentioned being John, Hannah, Liddia, Ebenezer, Anthony and Bridget (Proprietors' Records, vol. 2, pp. 91, 98, 114, 229).

Children by first wife:

4. I. John(2), II. Anthony, b. Dec. 1634; d. at Milford 29 Dec. 1654. In his will of 26 Dec. 1654 he names his brother John Thompson; his eldest sister, his father's daughter by his own mother; and his sisters, daughters of his father by his mother-in-law, goodwife Camp (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 1, p. 55). III. Bridget, m. Rev. John Bowers of Derby, who d. 14 June 1687; d. 19 May 1720.

Children by second wife:

IV. Hannah, bapt. 8 June 1645; m. ________Stanton. V. Lydia, bapt. 24 July 1647; m. (1) 20 Sept. 1665, Isaac Cruttenden of Guilford; m. (2) Dea. John Meigs; d. Dec. 1729. VI. Ebenezer (posthumous), b. 15 Oct. 1648.

3. John(1) Thompson, called "Senior" to distinguish him from his nephew the "Mariner," married, 25 Feb. 1650, Ellen Harrison, probably a sister of the Thomas Harrison who married the widow of John Thompson of East Haven. He died 14 Dec. 1674, and on 9 June 1675 "Ellen ye relict" presented the inventory of his estate, which was distributed to herself, to Samuel Lines in right of Mary his wife, to Abraham Bradlye in right of Hanna his wife, to Elizabeth, and to "the younger daughter" (County Court Records, vol. 1, p. 86). His widow died 8 Apr. 1690, and in her will of Oct. 1689 she mentions her daughters Mary, Hannah, and Elizabeth, her sons-in-law Abrahamm and Benjamin Bradlye, and her grandchild Sarah daughter of her daughter Elizabeth (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 41).


Author: Elizabeth M. Leach Rixford; Tuttle Co. Vermont 1934

"This book contains three hundred colonial ancestors which includes Royal Ancestry and Mayflower lines."

Thompson Families of Connecticut

Arms-Or, on a fesse dancette azure three estoiles argent, on a canton of the second the sun in his spendour.
Crest-A cubit arm erect vested gules cuffed argent, holding in the hand five ears of wheat or.
Motto-In lumine lucem. (Colonial Families, 1928, pp. 158-9)

The family of Thompson in Kent spelled the name Thomson, and the change to the present form was made in America. Thomas Thompson, of Sandwich, married a daughter of a Mansfield. Arms were granted to him in 1600. He had children: Henry, Anne and Thomas.

HENRY THOMPSON, born Derby, Eng.: died 1681; married Alice (???), died 1681; married (second) John Birdsee. He had sons, John, Anthony and William. Thomas Thompson, named last in the paragraph above, also had sons, John, Anthony and William. These names found together in the Thompson family of County Kent and the fact that three brothers, William, Anthony and John, came from England to America, 1650, make it seem highly probable that the Thompsons of America descended from the family of Thompson (or Thomson) of Kent, England. There has been much controversy on this matter, but extensive research has failed to settle the point, and almost all of those who have investigated the Thompson pedigree concede the probability of descent from the family of Kent.


There are large families of Thompsons in both Ireland and Scotland. Baron Haversham*, created baron in 1673, was a descendant of Maurice Thompson, of Cheston, County Herts. This baronetcy became extinct in 1745. A Thompson was Lord Mayor of London in 1737, and another in 1828. Richard Thompson was treasurer of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, in 1582. Baron Sydenham, Governnor-General of Canada, was a descendant of the Thompsons of County Surry.

*Mrs. Digby is only dau. of John Morse, esq. of Sprowston Hall, Norfolk, by Elizabeth-Anne, dau. of General Hall, of Wratting Park, Cambridgeshire, whose wife, Elizabeth was dau. and eventual heir of John Carter, esq. of Weston Colvile, by Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of Sir Maurice Thompson, Lord Haversham (see BURKE'S Extinct Baronectcies.)

Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1906

The Society of Colonial Wars has been instituted to perpetuate the memory of the events of Colonial history happening from the settlement of Jamestown, Va., May 13, 1607, to the battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, and of the men who in military, naval, and civil positions assisted in the establishment, defence, and preservation of the American Colonies, and were in truth the founders of this nation. With this end in view, it seeks to collect and preserve manuscripts, rolls, relics, and records; to provide suitable commemorations or memorials relating to the American Colonial period.

THOMPSON, ABIJAH, 1739-1811, Woburn, Mass. Served in the Massachusetts Colonial Forces in the French and Indian War, 1758. Was stationed at Lake George. Enlisted in Captain Ebenezer Jones' Company at Wilmington, (???).
    Thompson, Abijah.
THOMPSON, ANTHONY, 1612-1648, New Haven. Soldier in the Indian troubles, 1642.
    Moseley, John G.
    Thomson, Arthur C.
THOMPSON, CAPTAIN JACOB, 1662-1726, Middleboro, Mass. Captain of the Middleboro Military Company, 1711.
    Leonard, George H.
THOMPSON, LIEUTENANT JOHN, 1616-1696, Middleboro, Mass. Deputy to the Plymouth Colony General Court from Barnstable, 1671-72; from Middleboro', 1674-75, '80-86. Sergeant of the Barnstable Military Company, 1673; Lieutenant, 1675, and given command of the garrison, and the garrison in the field, King Philip's War, 1675-6.
    Leonard, George H.
    Parker, Frederick W.
    Reade, Philip.
THOMPSON, CAPTAIN SAMUEL, 1669-1749, New Haven. Deputy to the General Court, 1716. Lieutenant of the New Haven Train Band, 1710; Captain, 1713.
    Thomson, Arthur C.


Abstracts of Wills Vol III 1730-1744

From The New York Historical Society Collections, this 1894 volume features abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, from 1730 to 1744.

Page 343.--In the name of God, Amen, February 9, 1739, I, JOHN THOMSON, of Goshen, in Orange County, being sick, I leave to my wife Jean, 1/3 of all my movable estate and a negro, and my shop tools, and she is to occupy my house and farm during her widowhood, and also that part that falls to my youngest child for the bringing up of said infant. I leave to my 5 daughters, Sarah, Margaret, Anne, Catharine, and Elizabeth, all the rest of my movable estate, and "a half town right in the undivided lands of Goshen." I leave to my son William all my lands except as above, and negroes and stock after my wife's decease. If my wife should remarry, then my aged father and mother are to have the use of my house and farm from the time of her marriage, during their lives. "Provided they take care to bring up my son William to good Common Learning, and at a fit time bind him out as an apprentice to a Smith." I make my brother, Robert Thomson, and James Thomson, my brother-in-law, both of Goshen, executors, and James Johnson, Esq., Daniel Everett, and George Carr, overseers.
Witnesses, David McCamly, William Carr, David Carr. Proved, March 6, 1739.

From the pages of
The Thomson Family
by Mary Bartholomew Sether (link)

(dau. of Phebe Thomson Bartholomew)
printed in Seattle, WA 1959
(It might be added here that this is directly from Americans of Gentle Birth whose Thom(p)son ancestors were from Yorkshire.)

Contributed by Cousin Susan Bush

Genealogy of Bruce Line

I. Robert Bruce, King of Scotland had by his first wife, Lady Isabel, daughter of Donald, Earl of Mar:
II. Princess Margery Bruce, who married Walter Stewart in 1316, Lord High Steward of Scotland, and had:
III. Robert II, who had by his first wife, Lady Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Adam Mure (Moore) of Rowallen:
IV. Robert Stewart III, b. 1360, d. 1406, King of Scotland, Earl of Menteith and Fife, and Duke of Albany; had by his second wife, Lady Annabel, daughter of Sir John Drummond, of Stob Hall, Knt:
V. Princess Margaret Stewart, who married Archibald Douglas, Lord of Bothwell, Galloway, and Annandale; 4th Earl of Douglas....and had by him, who was killed at the battle of Verneuil:
VI. James Douglas, surnamed the Gross, Earl of Evandale...married Lady Beatrix Stuart, daughter of Robert, Duke of Albany, Governor of Scotland, second son of Robert II, King of Scotland, and had:
VII. Lady Janet Douglas, third daughter, who married, as his first wife, Sir Robert Fleming, Knt., created, before 1460, Lord Fleming, son of Sir Malcolm Fleming, Knt., Lord of Biggar and Cumbernault, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of Robert, Duke of Albany (Son of Robert II, King of Scotland), and his wife, Lady Margaret, granddaughter of Alan, Earl of Menteith. Sir Malcolm Fleming, who was publicly executed, without trial, by the contrivance of the Lord Chancellor Crichton, in Edinburgh Castle, 20th November, 1441, was a son of Sir David Fleming, Lord of Biggar, who signalized himself at the battle of Chevy Chase. Sir Robert, who died in 1494, and Lady Janet Fleming had:
VIII. Sir Malcolm Fleming, Knt., of Monycabo, eldest son, K.V.P. in the battle of Pinky, 1545; married Lady Euphame, daughter of James Lord Livingston and had:
IX. John Fleming, second Lord of Fleming, and Lord Chamberlain of Scotland, died 1524, married, first, Lady Euphame, daughter of John, Lord of Drummond, and had:
X. Malcolm Fleming, third Lord Fleming, and Lord Chamberlain of Scotland, born 1494; married Lady Johanna (Janet) Stewart, a natural daughter of King James IV of Scotland, by Lady Isabel Stewart, daughter of James, Earl of Buchan, and had by her:

"Malcolm, 3rd Lord Fleming (d. 1547), is discussed in *Scots Peerage*, ed.
Paul, vol. VIII [1911], pp. 537-542. His daughters were:

1. Joanna, m1. John Livingston m2. John Sandilands of Calder m3. David
Crawford of Kelsie

2. Janet, m. Richard Brown of Hartree

3. Agnes, m. William 6th Lord Livingston

4. Margaret, m1. Robert Master of Graham, m2. Thomas Master of Erskine, m3. John Stewart 4th Earl of Atholl

5. Mary, m1. William Maitland of Lethington m2. George Meldrum of Fyvie

6. Elizabeth, m. William Lord Sanquhar

No daughter named Bridget, no daughter who married a Thom(p)son."
William Addams Reitwiesner

Lady Bridget Fleming (daughter of whom?) who married:

Sir Richard Thomson of Houghton England. He was the son of Henry and grandson of John Thomson of Thornton and Pickering Leigh, Yorkshire, England, who had married Eleanor Phillips of Brickwell.

from the pages of
Genealogies of Kentucky Families
A reference to Nancy Thomson who
married Thomas J. Garrett

The ancestry of Nancy Thomson has been very completely traced and for those who are interested in the following families: Thomson, Crawford, Rodes, Vivian, Smith, the following references will be useful: Nancy Thomson was born July 11, 1780, d. April 17, 1876. She was one of the pioneers of Kentucky and lived during her early life in a house surrounded by a cane brake near what is now Georgetown, Ky. Her father was Rodes Thomson and her grandmother was Anna Rodes. They moved to Kentucky from Virginia during the exciting pioneer period when the Indians were unfriendly and their children were close friends and associates of Daniel Boone. For a history of the Thomson Family, see History of Fayette County, Ky., by W. H. Perrin, 1882, p. 863, and the Genealogy of General David Thomson, published by Sarah E. Cotton. For the Crawford Family, see West Va. Historical Magazine, Vol. 4, p. 261, and Crawford Family Records, published by William M. Clemens, New York, 1914. For Rodes Family, see Virginia Historical Magazines, Vol. 6, p. 418, Vol 7, p. 82; History of Albemarle Co., Va., p. 306; The Rodes Ancestry, by Shelly Rodes Patterson, 1929, New York; The Rhodes Family in America, a pamphlet published by Nelson Osgood Rhoades in Sept., 1919, copy of which is in the N. Y. Public Library. For those who wish to trace the ancestry of this family further they are referred to p. 419, Vol. 6, Va. Hist. Mag., where they will find that Sir Frances Rodes married Elizabeth Lascelles, who was the daughter of Sir George Lascells, and Ellinor Wandisford. By referring to Harleian Society Publications, Vol. 4, p. 57, the ancestry of the Lascells Family will be found. Here it will be found that Sir George Lascells was the son of Sir Bryan Lascells and Isabella Montague. The ancestry of The Montagues will be found on tables 664 and 614 in Bethamm's Genealogical Tables, which trace the line back to Edward I, King of England.

Nancy Thomson's mother was Sally Vivian. For the Vivian Family see William and Mary Quarterly, 2d Series, Vol. V, pp. 175-178. Sally Vivian's mother was Jane Smith. For this Smith Family see William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 10, p. 214-219. (Volume IV of this work, pp. 505-511.)

The Baker Family of England and of Central Virginia
written by William Thomson Baker, Sr., a descendant
of William Thomson & Frances Quarles

has this to say: In the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714) "Stevens Thomson" son [or brother] of Sir William Thomson (of Scarborough, Yorks) London was sent as attorney general of Virginia to help Governor Spottswood reform conditions in the colony. His daughter Ann Thomson married (1721) Col. George Mason of Stafford County. They were the parents of George Mason of "Gunston Hall," the Revolutionary Patriot and Statesman, father of the "Bill of Rights" and close friend and neighbor of General George Washington, they were also parents of William Thomson Mason, whose beautiful home and large estate in Loudoun County was called "Raspberry Plains." He married a Miss Barnes and had three children. He too, must have been proud of his "Thomson kin" since he named his three children, Stevens Thomson Mason, Ann Thomson Mason and John Thomson Mason

In 'The Thompson Families of Hanover, Louisa, Albemarle, Goochland, Amelia & Fluvana Counties in Virginia," Beverly Stercula admits that most, if not all, of the first generation families have the tradition that the family originated at Blair Manor, Ayrshire, Scotland. Although, she rationlizes that the legend may have started with some research done in the last century by a descendant, and refers to it as "undocumented." On the other hand, I find that Stercula, herself, is guilty of assumptions, typographical errors and inaccuracies

I managed to get a few copies of abstracted deeds before the copier went ballistic on me. I know there will be some that you've seen before.

P. 88-90. 9 Mar. 1742/3 John Thomson of Hanover Co., Merchant, to Andrew Rea of Louisa Co., Planter. £35 currt. money. 524 acres between the two sides of Mountains on both sides of the south branch of the North Fork of the James River ... Major John Henry's corner.
John Thomson
Wit: W. Ford, John Joyce, Thos. Williamson, Abrahm. Venable, Jo. Bickley, Thomas Paulett, Benja. Henson.
11 July 1743 acknowledged by John Thomson.

P. 160-161. 20 Nov. 1744 Samuel Thomson of Fredericksville Par., Louisa Co., to Francis Hester of same. For £23 currt. money. 200 acres in Fredericksville Par... Robert Hester's corner... Robert Estes' corner... Henry Bibbs line.
Samuel Thomson.
Wit: Chs. Barret, Thos. Meriwether, John Starke. 12 Nov. 1744 acknowledge by Samuel Thomson

P. 162-163. 1 Jan. 1744 Roger Thompson of St. Paul's Par., Hanover Co., to Joseph Foster of St. Peter's Par., New Kent Co., Gent. £20 currt. money. 300 acres between the first and second ledges of mountains; part of a tract of 400 acres granted sd. Thompson by patent 28 Sept. 1732 ... Bounded by land of Mr. Geo. Webb ... land of sd. Joseph Foster, which he bought of Joseph Thompson on Orange County line.
Roger Thompson
Wit: George Thompson, Roger Thompson, William Thompson.
22 Jan. 1744 (1745) proved by oaths of George Thompson, Roger Thompson, Junr. and William Thompson.

P. 153-155. 8 Oct. 1744 William Bybb (Bibb) of St. Martin's Par., Hanover Co., to Samuel Thomson of Fredericksville Par., Louisa Co. £56 currt. money. 450 acres in Fredericksville Par. on both sides of Golden Mine Creek ... Samuel Thomson's line ... crossing Corn Swamp.. Aylett's line ... William Biggers' corner, crossing Mill Pond.
Wm. Bibb
Wit: Chapness (sic) Terry, Jno Pryor, Wm. Ogilvie.
8 Aug. 1744 acknowledge by Wm. Bibb. Wife (no name) of sd. Bibb relinquished right of dower.

Louisa County, Virginia, 1743 - 1814:
Where Have All The Children Gone?
by Rosalie Edith Davis

p. 15-17 Estate of Wm. Dickinson Dec'd. to Chas. Dickason 10 Aug. 1758-1770 1 pr. Breeches; 2 Boys Jackets; spinning & knitting 2 pr. stockings 2.10; Dec. 1766 to Expences going to the Warehouse; 1767 Attending 3 different courts 1.3; making 1 petticoat & shapetee 1.3; 2 boys shirts; 3 pr. Trousers; Capt. Wm THOMSON Acct. for Sundries 1.19.4 3/4; John Sneeds Acct. for Schooling 1.12.6; Doctr. Edwd. Jones's Acct Ballances 1/12/0; pd. David Davis for Delivg. 2 Wenches .18; Sundry pd. Shffs. Geo. Brackinridge; pd. Jas. Dabney; Sundries from Messrs. Burnly & Brackenridge by their acct; a HHD. at Pages sold to Mata. Anderson; 1 hhd. Tobo. at Merewethers sold to Brackenridge; pd. John Hawkins for Smiths work; Bal. due Chas. Dickason 49.10.7 1/2. Ret. 8 Oct. 1770

p. 300 11 April 1780 Waddy Thomson is appointed Gdn. to Samuel Waddy orphan of John Waddy Dec'd. who entered into Bond.

p. 178-179 GDN. BOND Asa Thomson Gdn. to Unity Thomson Orphan of Wm. Thomson Dec'd.; £500 currt. money; Sec. Clifton Thomson. 10 Sept. 1787

p. 192 GDN BOND William Linney Gdn. to Mary Buruss Orphans of John Burruss; £400 currt. money; Sec. Asa Thomson. 14 July 1788

p. 197 GDN. BOND Archibald Dick Gdn. to Geo. Pottie Orphan of Geo. Pottie Dec'd.; £1,000 currt. money; Sec. Waddy Thomson, Wm. O. Callie. 9 March 1789

p. 201-202 GDN. BOND John Thomson Gdn. to Elizabeth Thomson orphan of Wm. Thomson Dec'd.; £500 currt. money; Sec. Wm. Thomson & Asa Thomson. 10 Aug. 1789

GDN. BOND Austin McGehee Gdn. to Richard, Elisabeth, John, Salley Thomson Orphans of Mathew Thomson Dec'd.; £1,000 currt. Sec. Benjamin Hollins (Collins?). 14 June 1790

p. 331-332 GDN. BOND Wm. Thomson Gdn. to James Elliot (no parent given); $200; Peter Crawford; 11 Jan. 1802

p. 397 GDN. BOND James Shelton Gdn. to Sally Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Archibald Thomson and John Thomson orphans of John Thomson Dec'd.; $10,000; Sec. John Shelton. 12 Oct. 1807

p. 396 GDN. BOND Miller Brown Gdn. to Margaret Thompson, Mary M. Thomson and James Thompsons orphans of Joseph Thompson Dec'd.; $800; Sec. David Richardson. 12 Oct. 1807

IBID. Samuel Thomson assignee of Benjamin Collins Produces a certificate from William Byrd Esqr. wherein it appears sd. Benjamin is entitled to 50 acres of land as heir to his brother John.

p. 271-272 ACCT. of Orphans of Matthew Thomson Dec'd; Richard Wiat Thompson, Elizabeth Thomson, John Thomson & Sally Thomson (oops, I didn't copy the next page.)

p. 271-272 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF MATTHEW THOMSON DEC'D. June, 179?..that came into my possession at the time I became Gdn, to the orphans of the sd. Thomson: Negros Jack, Isabella, who has since had Guy and Delia; Phillis who has since had Berry, Camps & Harry; Ned; 2 feather beds & furniture, 3 cattle, 2 mares, 3 sheep, 4 hogs.
Augustine McGehee

My own notes: Samuel Thomson, d. 1753, married 1st Mary McDonal(d), 2nd Temperance (?) some say (Dumas) Yancey, however, Temperance (Dumas) married 2nd Prewid Hix and was still known as Temperance Yancey in 1753 when Samuel's will was written and probated. At any rate, there is no proof of either marriage for Samuel and especially not of Mary MacDonald who is only mentioned in The History of Kentucky and no where else.

Of Samuel wives and children, a hypothesis might be that:
Sarah and William were the children of Samuel's first wife, Mary, who died upon giving birth to William. But they might also be the children of Temperance (?) Thomson.

The will of Thomas Glass is included here because some say that Hannah Glass, d/o Thomas, was the first wife of Samuel
Thomson. There's no evidence to support that claim however.

Hanover archives
Will of Thos. Glass Jr. (Feb., 1725-6): Son Robt. Glass 150 a., wh. was left me by my father.
Son Thos Glass, 100 a. which I bought of Charles Moreman, wife Elizabeth,. Witness Thos.
Ffetch, Wm Via, & Mary Ffetch. (Rec. Mch. 6, 1734.)

Elizabeth Glass (& Jno. Thompson & Jno Carr) bond, adm. on Thos. Glass.

Apr. 3, 1735. --- Robt. Thompson, St. Martin's, to Thos. Tulloh. Jno Thompson, Jno Holden &
Wm Taylor bond adm. on Thos. Lish dec'd.

There's no proof of either marriage for Samuel.
Could our Samuel be the son of William and grandson of Sir Samuel?
Could Robert Thomson (d. 1702, New Kent Co.,VA) be Samuel's uncle?
(The Samuel Thompson (1676-1739) that married Hannah Lathrop was from Connecticut.)

Information from several
Thomson researchers
Submitted by Cousin Becky Olenchak


Chancery Suit Proves Heirs of Samuel Thom(p)son
Research by Anna D. Evans

Numbers of descendants researching the Thompson (sic) name in Pittsylvania County have been confounded and confused by the sheer number of Samuel Thompsons who make appearances in the court records of this county. By way of background the immigrant Samuel Thomson came from Scotland to Virginia and died in Louisa Co., VA in 1753. Both a deed and will name his son Samuel Thomson.

This second Samuel married Anne "Nancy" Jennings and died in Amelia Co., VA, by 25 Nov. 1779, when his will was probated. His legatees all appear on a 1779 Pittsylvania Co. deed. His sons were Jennings, (George) Washington, Samuel, William, and Waddy Thompson. Sons William and Waddy left the state of Virginia as young men, but (A) Jennings, (B) Washington, and (C) Samuel lived and died in Pittsylvania County.

As was the tradition, (Scottish tradition names the first-born son after the grandfather) each of these three sons name a son Samuel in honor of his father. Fortunately for Thompson researchers, the tombstone of (B) Washington Thompson (1766-1841) lists his son Samuel's dates as b. 11 June 1789, d. 2 July 1814, eliminating him from further confusing marriages and deeds. (A) Jennings Thompson, who married Elizabeth Street, 8 Sept. 1790 in Pitts. Co., left a will, proven 22 Oct. 1844, naming his son Samuel who had a daughter Patsy. This son can be documented as Samuel H. Thompson, who married (1) Nancy Davis in 1822 and (2) Mary Holt in 1838. He died in 1856; his will and the 1850 census, along with marriage records, establish all of his children.

(C) Samuel Thompson, the son of Samuel and Anne Jennings Thompson has been the puzzler for genealogist because he left no will, and there was no clear estate settlement. This Samuel was born about 1760 in Amelia County and died in Pittsylvania County in 1838. He married (1) Peggy Carter (M.B. 10 Dec. 1787) and (2) Patsy Terry, 1 Aug 1821. She was Martha Farmer Terry, widow of William Terry. While there are several deeds, etc., regarding this Samuel's children, there has been no definitive list. It was tempting to assign Thompsons in this county whose lines could not be proven as his possible children.

At last, however, we have proof of this Samuel Thompson's heirs. It comes from a chancery suit first brought in June of 1856, following the April death of Samuel's second wife, Martha Farmer Terry Thompson, and was intended to liquidate the dower land and slaves she had held for life. (The suit was not concluded and filed until Feb. 1874.) The suit shows that Samuel Thompson had 14 surviving children by his two wives. (According to Thompson records compiled by the late Blanford Towler Anderson, another daughter by his second marriage, Sally, died young.) As is typical in chancery suits, the plaintiffs were local heirs and the defendants had moved out of state.

1. (Dr.) Jennings C. Thompson - lived Pitts. Co.; b. ca 1807 to Samuel and Peggy; m. Patience Glass 15 Jan 1838.

2. Joseph S. Thompson - lived Pitts. Co.; GRANDSON of Samuel and Peggy; sole heir of Samuel's son (Joseph) Memory Thompson and Judith Stone, who m. 24 Nov. 1832. Joseph was born 6 Oct. 1833 and his father and mother died 13 Oct. and 15 Sept. 1835, respectively. He was raised by his maternal grandmother, Prudence Stone. (sworn affadavits in possession of Joseph S. Thompson's descendants)

3. (Dr.) George W. Thompson - lived Pitts. Co.; b. ca 1829 to Samuel and Martha; m. Eliza Coleman of Lynchburg (Thompson records) ca. 1848. Acted as attorney for many out-of-state heirs. {see #11 Nancy Allen}

4. Martha Ann Thompson - lived Pitts. Co.; b. ca 1823 to Samuel and Martha; m. William T. Farmer 7 Mar. 1840.

5. Christiana W. Thompson - lived Pitts. Co; b. ca. 1829 to Samuel and Martha; m. William E. Fowlkes 1 Sept. 1851. {Carter descendants by Anna Evans has Christiana dau. of Peggy}

6. Jesse Thompson - lived out of state; son of Samuel and Peggy; m. Jinny Gibson, dau. of Andrew Gibson, in Guilford Co. 22 Dec. 1817; dead by 1859; his share received by his admr. Andrew W. Thompson.

7. Mary "Polly" Thompson - lived KY; dau. of Samuel and Peggy; m. John Conner; dead by 1856, leaving daughters in Graves and Christian Counties, KY.

8. Lucinda "Lucy" Thompson - lived out of state; dau. of Samuel and Peggy; m. Horatio Thompson 23 Feb. 1810; both Lucy and husband dead by 1856, leaving children whose names were unknown.

9. Frances C. Thompson - lived Calloway Co., KY; m. ______McCulloch; gave PA to James J. Fowlkes. (He had married a niece.)

10. Samuel C. Thompson - lived out of state; son of Samuel and Peggy; no further information.

11. Nancy Thompson - lived out of state; dau. of Samuel and Peggy; m. James R. Allen 20 Sept 1824 Pitts. Co.; dau. Margaret m. James J. Fowlkes 1842, but was dead by 1854 when he married again. Nancy died sometime during the suit's progress and her share was assigned to George W. Thompson's minor daughter, Mary Virginia Thompson.

12. William P. Thompson - lived out of state; son of Samuel & Peggy; he gave PA to George W. Thompson; no further information.

13. Elizabeth H. Thompson - lived out of state; dau. of Samuel and Peggy; m. George Robertson Sutherlin 16 Feb 1824 Pitts. Co.; they appointed Wm. and R. T. Treadway as their attorneys.

14. Waddy Z. Thompson - lived out of state; b. 15 Aug 1829 to Samuel and Martha; m. Louisa Moseley of Charlotte Co. 20 Sept. 1848 and died in Cisco, TX (Thompson records).

The importance of this suit for Thompson researchers is its clear implication that most of the Thompsons left in Pittsylvania County issued from (A) Jennings Thompson and (B) Washington Thompson, rather than Samuel.

from The Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish
Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786
Transcribed and Edited by C. G. Chamberlayne
Published by The Library Board

In the index we find five entries for Capt. Roger Thompson (with the 'p'), however, for Capt. Roger Thomson (without the 'p') we find thirty-eight entries. It would seem that Thomson (without the 'p') is the predominate spelling for this surname.

From the pages of Americans of Gentle Birth
and Their Ancestors, Mrs. H. D. Pittman, Editor

The first authoritative reference to the American branch of this family herein represented is found in Henning, Vol. XII, p. 118, as follows:

"William Thompson, an officer in the English army, 1678, and a son of Sir Roger Thompson of England, had a daughter, Martha*, who married, 1699, Col James Taylor of Orange Co., son of James Taylor of Gloucester. They were the ancestors of President Madison. She died 1762, aged eighty-three. Her nephew, Sir Roger Thompson, lived in Blackwell's Neck in Hanover Co. This line became quite numerous, extending through Hanover, Louisa, Goochland and Albemarle, and there are at the present time numerous Thompsons of Kentucky." (Henning.)

*TAYLOR, James, POB King & Queen & THOMPSON, Martha d/o Col. Roger Thompson of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent; DOM 1699; ONKH - Source: Vital Records of Three Burned Counties: Births, Marriages, and Deaths of King and Queen, King William, and New Kent Counties, Virginia, 1680-1860, by Therese Fisher, Heritage Books, Inc.

In the Henrico Records is found this entry: "In 1689 William Thompson witnessed a deed of Col. Byrd of Westover, and in that year published that he was going abroad for a visit."

The family tradition is that William Thompson came over in command of a company of British soldiers about the time of Bacon's Rebellion. Concerning this story Dr. A. G. Grinnan, the well-known genealogist, says: "The English regiment (not company), as mentioned, came over soon after Bacon's Rebellion. After being here three years they were disbanded by Lord Culpepper, and paid off in depreciated currency as narrated in Beverley's Hist. of Va. and I suppose Col. Thompson then left the service." (Grinnan.)

In the London Domestic State Papers, in a list of naval officers, Abbott found Capt. Roger Thompson. As he found nothing of his subsequent services it is presumed that he probably resigned his commission to take possession of his estate; for Col. Wm. Thompson, 1678, was known in Virginia as "a son of Sir Roger Thompson," and William's grandson as "Sir Roger" (Henning). This fact has been handed down in the family along with the coat of arms and the ancestral names of Roger Thompsons of Yorkshire, George, William, John, Richard, and particularly Frances, Roger and Leonard.

Abbott also found in the "Herald's Visitation" of Yorkshire, 1563-4, "Roger Thompson, seated at Scarborough, who had two sons, John and William (who died without issue), and a daughter, Aune, who became his heiress." She married her cousin Richard Thompson, of Kilham, thus merging the Roger Thompson line into another branch. Their son, William, of Hambleton, married the daughter and heir of John Barker (elsewhere it says Baker) and had Richard, Esq., of Kilham, born 1580, who married Anne, daughter of Edward of Neilthorpe.

Col. Wm. Thompson had, besides Martha, (Martha was the d/o Roger) a son, John, who married Rebecca, kinswoman of Leiut. Col. William Claiborne...and had a son, Col. Roger Thompson, known as "Sir Roger," who lived at Blackwell's Neck (Henning), who married Anne, daughter of Joseph Foster, and had children (emphasis mine) among them Joseph Thompson, born 1703, who married a kinswoman, Sarah Claiborne, born 1713, daughter of Lieut. Col. Thomas (son of Col. William Claiborne, Secretary and Treasurer of the Colony, and his wife, Aune West Fox, granddaughter of Gov. John West, son of Sir Thomas West, II Lord Delaware. They had ten children, Joseph, Mary, Frances, Aune Fox, Aune Claiborne, Elizabeth, and sons; Roger, George, Leonard and John, patriots of the American Revolution. (note: Only the sons and daughters, Frances and Sarah, are mentioned in Joseph's will.) They sold their estates in Virginia, and with their land script from the government, located large bodies of land in Central Kentucky, and built handsome homes, to which they brought their families from Virginia.

Burke shows that there were several branches seated in Yorkshire, the Thompsons of Kirby, Kirk Deighton, of Kilham, the Thompsons of York and the Leonard Thompsons branch at Sheriff Hutton.

It is through the line of Richard & Anne, daughter & heiress of Sir Roger Thompson that the main line in this country runs, and through a marriage into the Leonard Thompson branch of "Sheriff Hutton" came the wife of Col. Wm. Thomson, of the Royal Army, who came to America.

The Herald's Visitation shows the Roger Thompson branch at Scarborough, Burke shows that they all intermarried to such an extent that it is well nigh impossible at this distance to separate the different strains of blood.


Roger, eldest son of Joseph and Sarah Claiborne Thompson, married Sallie Lightfoot, and had: I.-Joseph II, who married Elizabeth James. II.-George W., who married Harriet James, of Hanover Co., Va., and had children, 1, Sarah A., who married Thomas Taylor; 2, Thruston, married Elizabeth Mason; 3, Bettie B., married R. S. Taylor; 4, Harriet T., married Mr. Kimble. III.-Sarah, who married Mr. Timberlake, of Kentucky, and had, 1, Georgianna, who married James Taylor; 2, Lucy; 3, Polly, both of whom married George B. Thompson; 4, William who married Miss Brand, of St. Louis, and had children, Robert, Mary, William, Gertrude, James, Ida, Rebecca and Fred. IV.-Foster, who married Miss Williams, whose father was a naval officer, and had children, Isaac, Joseph, Lucy, Jane, Maurice, James, Arnold, and David. Joseph II, son of Roger Thompson, married Elizabeth James, a descendant of the Earl of Camden, whose wife was the daughter of Charles I, and had one son and three daughters: Joseph Addison, who married Amanda Singleton, and died without children; Ann, who married Thomas Hooe; Mary McClung and Eliza Morris. (Eliza Morris married Dr. John Atwood Tomlinson.)


XII. Henry, son of Sir Richard and ?, married ______ Wellburne.

XIII. Richard Thomson, son of Henry and _____Wellburne, married his cousin Ann Thomson. She was the daughter of Sir Roger Thomson of Scarborough who was a lineal descendent of Dunkin 1st, King of Scotland, A.D. 1054-40, through Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert 1st.

William Thomson, son of Richard and Ann, married ______(an heiress of John Barker or Baker) and died without issue.

Richard Thomson; Married his cousin, Anne Thomson, daughter of Edward Thomson; died without issue.

XIIII. Anne Thomson: Married William Thomson, her cousin.

XV. Sir Edward Thomson: Married Frances Thomson, his cousin, daughter of Leonard Thomson, Sheriff of Hutton.

XVI. Sir Roger Thomson: The name of his wife not known.

XVII. Col. William Thomson: Came to Virginia in 1669. The name of his wife is not known. His known progeny:

John Thomson: Married Rebecca Claiborne in Virginia.

Martha Thomson*: Married James Taylor in Virginia.
*Martha was the d/o Col. Roger Thomson

Paragraph from A Supplement to Pamunkey Neighbors of Orange County, Virginia, Vol. II
Compiled by Lauretta (Trickey) Corkill and Eldon Corkill, Ruth (Trickey) Sparacio and Sam Sparacio

ROGER THOMPSON, Captain (19) b. ca 1660, m. ELIZABETH (or Lucy) FOSTER. (20). Dau. of Colonel JOSEPH FOSTER of New Kent County. Son of JOHN THOMPSON (5) and REBECCA CLAIBORNE (6). He is said to have had twenty Children, we only found three--.

1. JOSEPH THOMPSON (28). 1703-1765, Albermarle County Will Book 2, p. 177, Will dated 23 October 1763, Will probate April Court 1765, m. SARAH CLAIBORNE (29), b. 1713, d. 1777,Dau. of Colonel THOMAS CLAIBORNE b. 16 December 1680, d. 16 August 1732, m. ca 1700 ANN FOX, b. 20 May 1684, d. 4 May 1733 of King William County. (Tradition says he had twenty seven Children by three wives, but there seems to be some doubt about the Wives, perhaps the Children.) He was a justice of the Peace in Fluvanna County, Va.

2. GEORGE THOMPSON, d. Louisa County 1786, (Will Book 3, p. 161). Will probate 10 April 1786, m. Mary ( ) (31).


*Note: Recently I viewed a film at FHC that listed Roger and Lucy's children as: Joseph, George, Foster, Elizabeth and Sarah. No Samuel!