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Douglas Errol Hay Thompson               1890-1932
Errol Hay was born 21 January 1890 of Joseph Lowes and Emma (Herring) Thompson, at Sunderland. He married Florence Marjori Robson in 1920. They were divorced. He then married Betty Kathleen Riach Norris on 31 May 1932. He died less than three months later.
Florence Marjori Robson                      1900-                           (1st Wife)
Florence Marjori was born about 1900, the daughter of Isaac Robson and Florence Gertrude Wookey, at Stockton on Tees, County Durham.
I have found the following children:
  Joan Kathleen Born 1 Oct 1921   Whitburn  
Florence Patricia Noel Born abt 1925   Whitburn  

Birth of Parents
Douglas Errol Hay Thompson b: 21 Jan 1890  c: 24 Apr 1890  Holy Trinity, Southwick, County Durham
son of Joseph Lowes and Emma (Herring) Thompson, 15 Thornhill Terrace, Shipbuilder

Florence Marjori Robson b: abt 1900           Stockton on Tees, County Durham     1900 1Q Stockton 10a 78
daughter of Isaac Robson and Florence Gertrude Wookey

17 Feb 1920
Errol Hay Thompson
Florence Marjori Robson
All Saints, Preston-on-Tees, Holy Trinity Parish, Stockton         1920 1Q Stockton 10a 153
son of Joseph Lowes Thompson, Shipbuilder
daughter of Isaac Robson, Eaglescliffe

    Newspaper   18 February 1920             MARRIAGE
  Yesterday afternoon, at the District Church of All Saints', Preston-on Tees, in the parish of Holy Trinity, Stockton, the wedding took place of Mr. Errol H. Thompson, shipbuilder, only son of Mr. Joseph L. Thompson (Chairman of Messrs. Robert Thompson and Sons, Ltd., Southwick Yard and Bridge Dockyard), and Mrs. Thompson of The Croft, Sunderland, to Miss Marjorie Robson, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Robson, of Eaglescliffe.   The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. R. F. Drury, Vicar of Darlington, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Purvis, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Stockton, and the Rev. H. Saxton, curate of All Saints'. ............. Miss Kathleen Robson, sister of the bride, acted as chief bridesmaid.   The best man was Major G. A. Briggs, of Waterfield, Chiddingfold.

    Newspaper   18 February 1920             MARRIAGE
  At All Saints Church, Preston-on Tees, on the 17th inst. by the Rev. R. F. Drury, M.A., Vicar of Darlington, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Purvis, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Stockton, Errol Hay, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Thompson, of Sunderland, to Marjorie, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Robson, of Eaglescliffe.

Joan Kathleen Thompson b: 1 Oct 1921             Whitburn, County Durham             1821 4Q S. Shields 10a 1846
daughter of Errol Hay Thompson and Florence Marjori Robson, Whitburn House

Florence Patricia Noel Thompson b: abt 1925               Whitburn, County Durham           1825 1Q South Shields 10a 1685
daughter of Errol Hay Thompson and Florence Marjori Robson

Errol Hay and Florence Marjori were Divorced.    (No Date)

Betty Kathleen Riach Norris               1904-                    (2nd Wife)
Betty was born about 1904, the daughter of William Davidson, Solicitor. She first married Alfred Henry Norris. That marriage ended in divorce.
I am not aware of any children:

Birth of New Wife
Betty Kathleen Riach Norris b: abt 1904
daughter of William Davidson

31 May 1932
Errol Hay Thompson (42)
Betty Kathleen Riach Norris (28)
The Register Office, Kensington, London
Shipbuilder, 2 Alfred Place SW4, Father: Joseph Lowes Thompson (Deceased)
2 Alfred Place SW4, Father: William Davidson (Deceased), Solicitor,
Witnesses: C. A. Davidson, L. W. Fysen

Errol Hay Thompson Died 13 Aug 1932, Age 42,   Windemere, Westmorland County     1932 3Q Kendal 10b 680
Burial at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

The Times, Thursday, Aug 18, 1932                     DEATHS
  THOMPSON - On Aug. 13, 1932 at Cleabarrow Cottage, Windermere, ERROL HAY THOMPSON, shipbuilder, of Whitburn House Whitburn, near Sunderland, in his 43rd year.   Interred Bishopwearmouth Cemetery, Sunderland, on Wednesday, Aug. 17.
NEWCASTLE   14 Nov 1932                         Probate
THOMPSON, Errol Hay - of Whitburn House, near Sunderland, died 13 August 1932, at Cleabarrow Cottage, Windermere, Westmorland, Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 14 November, to William Hugh Robson, company director, and George Edward Wilkinson, solicitor.   Effects £44,789 12s. 6d.

Summary of the Will of Mr. Errol Hay Thompson
of Whitburn House, near Sunderland, County Durham
1890 - 1932       Dated 28 May 1932
(His estate totaled £44,789 12s 6d)
Trustees and Executors: William Hugh Robson, of Chaplel Allerton, Yorkshire
George Edward Wilkinson, Solicitor,
of 1 Mosely Street, Newcastle upon Tyne
  The Trustees: £250 each
Wife: Betty Kathleen Riach (Norris) Thompson £500
All articles of household or personal use
One share of my Residual Trust Fund, until death or remarriage
Daughters: Joan Kathleen Thompson
Florence Patricia Noel Thompson
Annuities of £200 until marriage, or age 25, when they are each entitled to one share in my residual estate
Their mother: Florence Marjori Thompson Annuity of £200 until death or remarriage
Witnessed by: Noel Wilkin, Mullincourt, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Company Secretary
Charles J. Pearson, Bath Club, London, W1, Librarian
This will was conditional upon the marriage with Betty Kathleen Riach Norris, which did take place.

Betty Kathleen Riach (Norris) Thompson No Data

The last contract of Robert Thompson & Sons
They built two large motor trawlers, the Descobridor and the Corte Real, for a Portuguese firm. They were launched in April and May 1931, and were the largest motor trawlers in the world, each of 1,550 tons deadweight. The crews were actually signed on when the Portuguese firm defaulted. The vessels had cost £100,000 to build, and Thompsons were faced with a heavy loss. The trawlers lay idle in the river for many months, and eventually were taken over by a syndicate and afterwards sold to a French firm.

After the death of Errol Hay Thompson in 1932, and the closing of the Robert Thompson & Sons Southwick yard, the Bridge Dockyard was closed and dismantled in 1933.