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Joseph Thompson                                 1820-1901
Joseph was born on 5 July 1820, In Sunderland, the youngest son of Robert Thompson and Elizabeth Beaney. He married Isabella White. They sailed to New Zealand, where he died on 28 April 1901, at age 80.
Isabella White                                       1823-1896
Isabella was born on 21 January 1823, in Sunderland, the daughter of James White and Mary Lamb. She died at age 73 in New Zealand.
I have identified the following children:
  Thomas Edward Born 12 Aug 1849   Sunderland
Mary Ellen Born 17 Feb 1854   Sunderland
Elizabeth Born 10 Jul 1856   Monkwearmouth Married James Burnett
James McCuidy Born 21 Oct 1858   At Sea
Isabella Born 18 Mar 1861   Southbrook, Canterbury, New Zealand Married Thomas Harvey
Barbara Born 12 Mar 1863   New Zealand  
Joseph Born 6 Jan 1866   Rangiora, New Zealand
Margarette Annie Born 15 Dec 1867   Rangiora, New Zealand

Birth of Parents
Joseph Thompson b: 5 Jul 1820  c: Jul 30, 1820      Holy Trinity, Sunderland
Son of Robert Thompson, and Elizabeth Beaney, Golden Alley

Isabella White b: 21 Jan 1823        Holy Trinity, Sunderland
daughter of James White and Mary Lamb

Marriage
26 May 1845
Joseph Thompson
Isabella White
Holy Trinity, Sunderland               1845 2Q Sunderland 24 299
of full age, Bachelor, Shipwright, George Street, Father: Robert Thompson, Mariner
of full age, Spinster, Queen Street, Father: James White, Farmer
Wit: George Hunter, George Lord, Margaret White

Children
Thomas Edward Thompson b: 12 Aug 1849  c: 16 Sep 1849             Sunderland               1849 3Q Sunderland 24 289
son of Joseph Thompson, Shipwright, and Isabella White, East Cross Street

1851 Census HO107/2395 31 March 1851 Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
West Back East Cross Street
Joseph Thompson
Isabella (Wife)
Thomas
Age 30
Age 27
Age 2
Shipwright Durham
Durham
Durham
Sunderland
Sunderland
Sunderland
5 Jul 1820
21 Jan 1823
12 Jul 1849

Mary Ellen Thompson b: 17 Feb 1854               Sunderland               1854 1Q Sunderland 10a 349
daughter of Joseph Thompson and Isabella White       Died 8 April 1903
Elizabeth Thompson b: 10 Jul 1856  c: 27 Jul 1856   St. Peter's, Monkwearmouth   1856 3Q Sunderland 10a 426
daughter of Joseph and Isabella Thompson, Zetland Street, Shipwright       Died 21 Jan 1898

From the Passenger List of the Indiana
From Gravesend, England on 2 Aug 1858,
to Lyttelton, New Zealand, arriving on 28 Nov 1858.
Name Age Occupation
Joseph Thompson
Isabella
Thomas Edward
Mary Ellen
Elizabeth
36
34
8
4
Shipwright
Thomas Thompson *
Elizabeth
Edward
38
11
9
Sawyer
    * This is Joseph's older brother, with 2 of his 5 children,
        leaving his wife and three children in England.

James McCuidy Thompson b: 21 Oct 1858               At Sea, en route to New Zealand
son of Joseph Thompson and Isabella White       Died 7 Aug 1950
Isabella Thompson b: 18 Mar 1861               Southbrook, Canterbury, New Zealand
daughter of Joseph Thompson and Isabella White
Barbara Thompson b: 12 Mar 1863               New Zealand         1863/15912
daughter of Joseph Thompson and Isabella White
Joseph Thompson b: 6 Jan 1866                   Rangiora, New Zealand         1866/22828
son of Joseph Thompson and Isabella White
Margarette Ann Thompson b: 15 Dec 1867               Rangiora, New Zealand         1868/9740
daughter of Joseph Thompson and Isabella White       Died 22 April 1879

Death
Isabella (White) Thompson Died 24 Oct 1896, Age 73,           Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand         1896/6181
Buried 26 Oct 1896, Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand

Joseph Thompson Died 28 Apr 1901, Age 80,           Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand         1901/3164
Buried 30 Apr 1901, Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand


SPECIAL THANKS  to V. Sederholm, a descendant of Joseph Thompson (1820-1901) for many of the details provided above.