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Private John Thompson (c.1783....1854.)

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  • Born : Circa 1783
  • Where : Parish of Drumale ( Drumaul ), County Antrim Ireland
  • Occupation : Labourer / Soldier / Farmer
  • Date Arrived : 30th / 31st August 1827
  • Ship Arrived on : "Marquis of Hastings "
  • Rank on Discharge :Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 10.December . 1807 5th Royal Dragoon Guards
  • Where Enlisted : Ireland : Belfast ... London /57th ...... Chatham / Royal New South Wales Veteran Companies
  • Transferred to : 57th Regiment on the 30 . January . 818
  • Transferred to : Royal New South Wales Veteran Companie's on the 1. December . 1825
  • Date of Discharge : 24 . January . 1829
  • Died : 31 . January . 1854
  • Where Died / Buried : West Maitland / Roman Catholic Cemetery Campbell's Hill Maitland Section D7 Plot 17
  • Parents Names : unknown
  • Spouse's Name : Anne ( Nancy ) McKown , McKeown, Keon
  • Born : circa 1784;
  • Where : Home Duties
  • Date Arrived : 30th / 31st August 1827
  • Ship Arrived on : "Marquis of Hastings "
  • Died : September 1854
  • Where Died / Buried : West Maitland Buried:/ Roman Catholic Cemetery, Campbell's Hill, Maitland; Section D 7, plot 18
  • Date Married : 9. March . 1808
  • Where Married : Randalstown County Antrim Ireland
  • Spouse's Parents :
     
  • Descendants
    Information was kindly supplied by Ray Hawkins :ray15@optusnet.com.au . Ray is descendant of John Thompson. through his daughter Ann
     
    Area Settled :
    Received a Grant of 35 acres "a Veteran's Land Grant " at West Maitland , near the Long Bridge . He called his land "Mount Pleasant"
    Children :
     
    1 . James Thompson ( b .c. 1807 Town of Antrim County Antrim Ireland ......d. 19/2/1862 Long Bridge West Maitland) . m 31/10/1836 West Maitland Mary Ann Mcinerley .(.b.1814 Brodie Co. Clare, Ireland......d.5/10/1886 Residence Church Street West Maitland) They had 10 Children Margaret, Charles , John, Ellen, Mary Ann, Eliza, Johanna, James, George and Jane.
    2 . Charles Thompson ( b . 1808 Antrim Ireland ......d. ) No futher information known . Except he was in Sydney in the early 1830's
    3 . Ann Thompson ( 5/6/1817.Ayr Scotland......d .21/10/1863 Campbell's Hill West Maitland ) m 11/8/1834 St Mary's Catholic Cathedral Sydney Edward Hawkins (b.13/5/1798 Westminster London......d.20/5/1883 Campbell's Hill West Maitland) They had 10 children John Edward, Nancy Maria, Susanna Sophia, Ann Elizabeth, Sarah Lane, Mary Annabella, Amelia Jane, Matilda Fowler , Caroline Mooney, Flora Ann
    History & Achievements :
    Very little is known about Private John Thompson with the exception of the following, All three discharges showed his Military conduct as being " Good"
    John's Obituary in the Maitland Mecury on the 4th of Feb 1854 .
    " Mr Thompson , who was an old Peninsular Soldier, was a very old inhabitant of this neighbourhood, and his loss is greatly regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends."
     
     
    e- mail address
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: December 30, 2002.