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John Thompson                                      1824-1898
John was born on 13 February 1824, the son of John Thompson and Ann ?, at Peterborough, Northampton. He first married Mary Eliza Hill. After her early death, he married Mary Sophia Caster.
Mary Eliza Hill                                       1837-1867               (1st Wife)
Mary was born about 1837, at Peterborough, Northamptonshire.
I have identified the following children.
  Thomas John Born abt 1861   Peterborough Married Blanch Emily Julius
George Gilbert Born abt 1862   Peterborough Married Ellen Sichel
William Henry Born abt 1863   Peterborough  
Charles Edwin Born abt 1864   Peterborough  
Walter Stuart Born abt 1867   Peterborough Married Ethel Francis Clarke

Birth of Parents
John Thompson b: 13 Feb 1824         Peterborough, Northamptonshire
son of John Thompson and Ann ?

Mary Eliza Hill b: abt 1837               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1837 4Q Peterbro 15 272

Marriage
1860
John Thompson
Mary Eliza Hill
Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1860 2Q Peterbro 3b 416

Children
Thomas John Thompson b: abt 1861               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1861 2Q Peterbro 3b 219
son of John Thompson and Mary Eliza Hill       Died 18 Aug 1915, Age 54

1861 Census RG9-966 8 April 1861 Peterborough, Northamptonshire
106 Lincoln Road
John Thompson
Mary E. (Wife)
Thomas J.
Maria J. A. Thompson (Sis)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 37
Age 23
Age 1 Mo.
Age 29
Master Builder Peterboro
Peterboro
Peterboro
Peterboro
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire
13 Feb 1824
abt 1837
abt 1861
abt 1831

George Gilbert Thompson b: abt 1862               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1862 2Q Peterbro 3b 241
son of John Thompson and Mary Eliza Hill
William Henry Thompson b: abt 1863               Peterborough, Northamptonshire
son of John Thompson and Mary Eliza Hill
Charles Edwin Thompson b: abt 1864               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1864 2Q Peterbro 3b 221
son of John Thompson and Mary Eliza Hill
Walter Stuart Thompson b: abt 1867               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1867 2Q Peterbro 3b 228
son of John Thompson and Mary Eliza Hill

Death
Mary Eliza (Hill) Thompson Died 1867, Age 30,           Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1867 4Q Peterbro 3b 136



Mary Sophia Caster                             1838-1920             (2nd Wife)
Mary was born on 5 June 1838, at Peterborough, Northampton.
I have identified the following children.
  Edmund Arthur Born abt 1875   Peterborough  
Mary Grace Born abt 1878   Peterborough  
Ethel Lee Born 18 Jul 1879   Peterborough Married John Culliford Clark
John Cecil Caster Born abt 1881   Peterborough Died 25 Jan 1915

Birth of New Wife
Mary Sophia Caster b: 5 Jun 1838         Peterborough, Northampton

Marriage
1869
John Thompson
Mary Caster
London       1869 3q Marylebone 1a 863

1871 Census RG10-1518 3 April 1871 Peterborough, Northamptonshire
208 Lincoln Road
John Thompson
Mary C. (Wife)
Thomas J.
George G.
William H.
Charles E.
Walter S.
Plus 3 Servants
Age 47
Age 32
Age 10
Age 9
Age 8
Age 6
Age 3
Builder & Brickmaker

Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
13 Feb 1824
5 Jun 1838
abt 1861
abt 1862
abt 1863
abt 1864
abt 1867

Edmund Arthur Thompson b: abt 1875               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1875 4Q Peterbro 3b 277
son of John Thompson and Mary Sophia Caster
Mary Grace Thompson b: abt 1878               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1878 1Q Peterbro 3b 226
daughter of John Thompson and Mary Sophia Caster
Ethel Lee Thompson b: 18 Jul 1879               Peterborough, Northamptonshire       1879 3Q Peterbro 3b 244
daughter of John Thompson and Mary Sophia Caster

1881 Census RG11-1596 4 April 1881 Peterborough, Northampton
The Lindons, Lincoln Road
John Thompson
Mary C. (Wife)
Walter S.
Edward A.
Mary G.
Ethel L.
Mary Sophia Caster (Niece)
Plus 5 Servants
Age 57
Age 42
Age 13
Age 5
Age 3
Age 1
Age 23
Builder and Contractor Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Islington
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Middlesex
13 Feb 1824
5 Jun 1838
abt 1867
abt 1875
abt 1878
18 Jul 1879
abt 1857

John Cecil Caster Thompson b: abt 1881               Peterborough, Northamptonshire
son of John Thompson and Mary Sophia Caster

1891 Census RG12-1230 6 April 1891 Peterborough, Northampton
15 Lincoln Road
John Thompson
Mary Caster (Wife)
Thomas John
Mary Grace
Ethel Lee
John Cecil Caster
Charles Edward Bateman (Visitor)(s)
Plus 4 Servants
Age 67
Age 52
Age 30
Age 13
Age 11
Age 9
Age 27
J.P., Builder & Contractor
Builder
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Castle Brumurch
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Warwick
13 Feb 1824
5 Jun 1838
abt 1861
abt 1878
18 Jul 1879
abt 1881
abt 1863

Death
John Thompson Died 11 Apr 1898, Age 74,       1898 2Q Peterbro 3b 126

LONDON   1 Jun 1898                         Probate
Thompson, John, of "the Lindens", Peterborough, contractor and general-builder, died 11 April 1898, Probate London, 1 June, to Thomas John Thompson, contractor and general-builder, Walter Hill, architect, Arthur Caster, leather-merchant, and George Gilbert Thompson, solicitor.   Effects £80,296 9s. 10d.
  Resworn December 1898, £77,797 2s. 1d.

1901 Census RG13-1464 1 April 1901 Peterborough, Northampton
Lincoln Road
Mary Thompson (Widow)
Walter S. (s)
Mary G. (s)
Fanny E. Caster (Visitor)(s)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 62
Age 33
Age 23
Age 55
Living on own means
Builder & Contractor
Living on own means
Peterborough
Peterborough
Peterborough
Wisbech
Northampton
Northampton
Northampton
Cambridgeshire
5 Jun 1838
abt 1867
abt 1878
abt 1845

1911 Census RG14-165 3 April 1911 Peterborough, Northampton
The Lindens   (17 Rooms)
Mary Thompson (Widow)
Mary Grace (s)
Fanny Elizabeth Caster (Niece)(s)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 72
Age 33
Age 65
Private means

Visitor
Peterborough
Peterborough
Wisbech
Northampton
Northampton
Cambridgeshire
5 Jun 1838
abt 1878
abt 1845
Mary had Five Children, of which Two have died

IN Memory of
Second Lieutenant J C C THOMPSON
28th Bn., London Regiment (Artists' Rifles)
attached to 1st Bn., Scots Guards
Who Died ON
25 January 1915


REMEMBERED WITH HONOR
LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Le Touret Military Cemetery
Pas de Calais, France

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

Death
Mary Sophia (Caster) Thompson Died 5 Jan 1920, Age 81,       1920 1Q Peterbro 3b 243

LONDON   3 Feb 1920                         Probate
THOMPSON, Mary, of the Lindens, Peterborough, widow, diedd 5 January 1920, Probate London, 3 February, to George Gilbert Thompson, solicitor.   Effects £2,671 7s.

SPECIAL THANKS  to Mark and Julie Stuart-Thompson, of West Sussex, UK, a descendant of Walter Stuart Thompson (1867-), for many of the details provided above.