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John Thompson                                     1813-1889
John was born on 4 September 1813, the son of Robert Thompson, and Elizabeth Beaney, at Sunderland, County Durham.
Margaret Coltman                                1817-
Margaret was born about 1817, the daughter of Guy Coltman and Mary Hunt, in Chester le Street, County Durham.
I have identified the following children.
  Guy Coltman Born 4 Mar 1838   Cox Green Married Elizabeth Patterson
Margaret Born 2 Nov 1841   Sunderland Married James Michael Laing
John Born abt 1844   Sunderland Died in Infancy
John Born abt 1845   Sunderland  
Robert Born abt 1848   Sunderland  
Elizabeth Mary Born abt 1851   Sunderland Married Francis Atkinson Rutherford
Matilda Born abt 1852   Sunderland Married Robert MacDarmand
Thomas Born abt 1853   Sunderland  
Edward Born abt 1857   Sunderland  

Birth of Parents
John Thompson b: 4 Sep 1813  c: 23 Jul 1815                   Holy Trinity, Sunderland
son of Robert Thompson, and Elizabeth Beaney, Golden Alley

Margaret Coltman b: abt 1817  c: 17 May 1818       Chester le Street, County Durham
daughter of Guy Coltman and Mary Hunt

Marriage
3 Apr 1837
John Thompson
Margaret Coltman
Monkwearmouth, County Durham

Children
Guy Coltman Thompson b: abt 1838               Cox Green, County Durham       1838 1Q Houghton le Spring 24 132
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman

1841 Census HO107-312
7 June 1841 Houghton le Spring, County Durham
Cox Green     Born in this County    
John Thompson
Margaret
Guy
Jane Mason
Age 25
Age 20
Age 3
Age 7
Shipwright


Servant
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  4 Sep 1813
abt 1817
abt 1838
20 Dec 1830

Margaret Thompson b: 2 Nov 1841  c: 19 Jan 1842         Sunderland       1841 4Q Sunderland 24 284
daughter of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman, Burleigh Street
John Thompson b: abt 1844         Sunderland       1844 1Q Sunderland 24 287
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman       1844 1Q Sunderland 24 190
John Thompson b: abt 1845         Sunderland       1844 2Q Sunderland 24 287
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman
Robert Thompson b: abt 1848         Sunderland       1848 4Q Sunderland 24 317
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman
Elizabeth Mary Thompson b: abt 1850         Sunderland       1850 4Q Sunderland 24 337
daughter of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman

1851 Census HO107-2396 31 March 1851 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
25 Hendon Road
John Thompson
Margaret (Wife)
Guy
Margaret
John
Robert
Elizabeth
Jane Mason (Niece)
Age 38
Age 34
Age 13
Age 8
Age 5
Age 2
Age 3 Mon.
Age 20
Shipwright

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar


Servant
Sunderland
Chester le Street
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
4 Sep 1813
abt 1817
abt 1838
2 Nov 1841
abt 1845
abt 1848
abt 1851
20 Dec 1830

Matilda Thompson b: abt 1852         Sunderland       1852 3Q Sunderland 10a 297
daughter of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman
Thomas Thompson b: abt 1853               Sunderland       1853 3Q Sunderland 10a 375
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman
Sarah Thompson b: abt 1854               Sunderland       1854 2Q Sunderland 10a 389
daughter of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman
Thomas Thompson b: abt 1855               Sunderland       1855 2Q Sunderland 10a 409
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman
Edward Thompson b: abt 1857               Sunderland       1857 4Q Sunderland 10a 403
son of John Thompson and Margaret Coltman

1861 Census RG9-3783 8 April 1861 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
61 Dock Street
John Thompson
Margaret (Wife)
John
Robert
Matilda
Thomas
Edward
James M. Laing (Lodger)
Age 46
Age 42
Age 16
Age 12
Age 10
Age 7
Age 4
Age 23
Shipwright

Shipwright




Coal Miner
Sunderland
Chester le Street
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Newcastle upon Tyne
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
4 Sep 1813
abt 1817
abt 1845
abt 1848
abt 1851
abt 1853
abt 1856
abt 1837

1871 Census RG10-5024 3 April 1871 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
BrandlingStreet
John Thompson
Margaret (Wife)
Robert
Thomas Tho.
Edward T.
Francis Rutherford (SonLaw)(M)
Elizabeth M. Rutherford (Dau)(M)
Age 58
Age 53
Age 22
Age 16
Age 14
Age 22
Age 20
Shipwright

Shipwright
Boilersmith Appr.
Rivet Heater
Shipwright
Sunderland
Chester le Street
Sunderland
Monkwearmouth
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
4 Sep 1813
abt 1817
abt 1848
abt 1854
abt 1856
abt 1848
abt 1851

1881 Census RG11-5007 4 April 1881 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
1 1/2 Brandling Street
John Thompson
Margaret (Wife)
Edward (Son)
James M. Laing (GrSon)
Age 68
Age 63
Age 22
Age 17
Shipwright

Riviter
Plater
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
Monkwearmouth
Durham
Durham
Durham
Durham
4 Sep 1813
abt 1817
abt 1856
abt 1863

Death
John Thompson Died abt 1889, Age 76,       1889 4Q Sunderland 10a 348

1891 Census RG12-4149 6 April 1891 Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham
37 Waterloo Place
Mary Mather (Widow)
Margaret Thompson (Widow)(Sister)
Age 72
Age 74
Sunderland
Sunderland
Durham
Durham
abt 1819
abt 1817

In 1901, Margaret was living with her daughter Matilda's family

Death
Margaret (Coltman) Thompson Died abt 1902, Age 85,       1902 4Q Sunderland 10a 403

SPECIAL THANKS  to Ann Tumman (nee Thompson), of Sunderland, for many of the details provided above.