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Richard Charles Thompson                   1857-1918
Richard Charles was born 15 August 1857, the fifth son of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar, at Monkwearmouth. He married Dorothy Clark in 1882, and after her death in 1895, he married Millicent Frances Featherstonehaugh in 1901. Richard Charles was a partner in the Robert Thompson  &  Sons  Yard.
  He was a Governor and member of the General Committee of The Royal Infirmary. Richard Charles died on 2 August 1918, at Dene House Nursing Home, 15 Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, at age 61, and was buried at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.
Dorothy Clark                                        1863-1895                (1st Wife)
Dorothy was born 8 October 1863 at Bishopwearmouth, of George and Jane Clark. She died 4 January 1895 and was buried at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.
I have found the following children:
Dora Clark Born abt 1883   Married Thomas Elliot Parrington
Mildred Clark Born 9 Feb 1885   Married Capt. Hubert Allison
Sybil Clark Born 8 Mar 1887   Married William Haggie
Marjori Clark Born abt 1890   Died as infant
Stewart Wyvol Born abt 1892   Married Madge Gordon Mills
Charles Ralfe Born abt 1895   Never Married

Birth of Parents
Richard Charles Thompson b: 15 Aug 1857       Monkwearmouth       1857 3Q Sunderland 10a 443
5th son of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar

Dorothy Clark b: 8 Oct 1863  c: 22 Feb 1865     St. Michael's, Bishopwearmouth       1863 4Q Sunderland 10a 435
daughter of George and Jane Clark, Engineer, 22 Park Place W.

7 Nov 1882
Richard Charles Thompson (25)
Dorothy Clark (19)
St. Peter's Church, Hampstead, Middlesex
Bachelor, Ship Builder, Belsize Park Gardens, Father: Robert Thompson, Shipbuilder
Spinster, Bishop Wearmouth, Father: George Clark, Engineer
Witnesses: J L Thompson; ?? Clark.     1882 2Q Hampstead 1a 1193

Dora Clark Thompson b: abt 1883   c: 31 Oct 1883           Holy Trinity, Southwick       1883 4Q Sunderland 10a 566
daughter of Richard Charles Thompson and Dorothy Clark
Mildred Clark Thompson b: 9 Feb 1885 c: 6 Jul 1885           Holy Trinity Southwick       1885 1Q Sunderland 10a 626
daughter of Richard Charles Thompson and Dorothy Clark
Sybil Clark Thompson b: 8 Mar 1887   c: 21 Dec 1887           Holy Trinity, Southwick       1887 2Q Sunderland 10a 598
daughter of Richard Charles Thompson and Dorothy Clark
Marjori Clark Thompson b: abt 1890   c: 29 Apr 1890   Holy Trinity, Southwick   1890 1Q Sunderland 10a 589
daughter of Richard Charles Thompson and Dorothy Clark       Died 9 Oct 1890 Age 9 Mo.'s

1891 Census RG12-4115 6 April 1891 Penshaw Stables, Houghton-le-Spring
Penshaw House
Richard Charles Thompson
Dorothy (Wife)
Dora Clark
Mildred Clark
Sybil Clark
Plus 4 Servants
Age 33
Age 27
Age 7
Age 6
Age 4
Ship Builder and
Marine Engineer
15 Aug 1857
8 Oct 1863
abt 1883
abt 1884
8 Mar 1887

Stewart Wyvol Thompson b: abt 1892 County Durham    1892 3Q Houghton 10a 482
son of Richard Charles Thompson and Dorothy Clark
Charles Ralfe Thompson b: abt 1895  c: 26 May 1895       All Saints, Penshaw, County Durham     1895 1Q Houghton 10a 493
son of Richard Charles Thompson and Dorothy Clark, Shiney Row

Dorothy (Clark) Thompson Died 4 Jan 1895   Age 31     1895 1Q Houghton 10a 279
Of Penshaw House, Fence Houses, Buried at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery 7 Jan 1895,
Rev J. T. Brown

Millicent Frances Featherstonehaugh    1878-1942                             (2nd Wife)
Millicent Frances was born 2 May 1878, of Edward Featherstonehaugh and Mary Laing, a Bottle Manufacturer of Monkwearmouth Shore. She married Richard Charles Thompson on 22 January 1901 at Brighton, after the death of his first wife.
They had the following children:
  Joan Mary Born 15 Apr 1902   Married Lt. Col. Edward David George Galley
Rachel Kattarine Born 21 Sep 1904   Did Not Marry

Millicent Frances Featherstonehaugh b: 2 May 1878   Monkwearmouth Shore, County Durham         1878 2Q Sunderland 10a 740
daughter of Edward and Mary Featherstonehaugh, Glass Bottle Manufacturer

22 Jan 1901
Richard Charles Thompson (42)
Millicent Frances Featherstonehaugh (22)
Brighton         1901 1Q Brighton 2b 329
Father: Robert Thompson, Ship Builder
Father: Edward Featherstonehaugh, Retired Glass Manufacturer

1901 Census RG13-4722 1 April 1901 Sunderland, County Durham
Stewart W. Thompson (Son)
Charles R. (Son)
Plus 5 Servants
Age 8
Age 6
abt 1892
abt 1895

Joan Mary Thompson b: 15 Apr 1902           Christ Church, County Durham    1902 3Q Houghton 10a 523
daughter of Richard Charles Thompson and Millicent F. Featherstonehaugh
Rachael Kattarine Thompson b: 21 Sep 1904  c: 22 Dec 1904             Christ Church, Bishopwearmouth,County Durham
Father: Richard Charles Thompson, Penshaw House, Shipbuilder   1904 4Q Houghton 10a 537

1911 Census RG14-23 3 April 1911 Morton Grange, County Durham
Morton House, Fence Houses   (24 Rooms)
Richard Charles Thompson
Millicent Frances (Wife)
Mildred Clark (Dau)
Sybil Clark (Dau)
Joan Mary (Dau)
Rachel Katherine (Dau)
Lilian Julia Bibby (Visitor)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 53
Age 33
Age 25
Age 21
Age 8
Age 6
Age 27
Ship Builder Monkwearmouth
15 Aug 1857
2 May 1878
9 Feb 1885
8 Mar 1887
15 Apr 1902
21 Sep 1904
abt 1883
Millicent had Two children, and both are still living.

Richard Charles Thompson Died 2 Aug 1918
Buried at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery

  Newspaper  August 1918                              DEATH
THOMPSON - On the 2nd inst., Richard Charles Thompson, of Morton House, Fence Houses, County Durham, in his 61st year. Funeral at Bishopwearmouth Cemetery the 5th. inst. at 13 o'clock. No flowers.
LONDON   18 February 1919                         Probate
THOMPSON, Richard Charles, of Morton House, Fence Houses, county Durham, died 2 August 1918, at Dene House Nursing Home, 15 Ellison-place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Probate, London, 18 February, to Millicent Frances Thompson, Widow, Thomas ELliot Parrington, secretary, Stewart Wyvol Thompson, lieutenant, R.N.   Effects £92,664 17s. 7d.
Newspaper - 5 August 1918  Funeral notice

History of Morton House

 22 February 1919       LOCAL WILL
- Mr. Richard Charles Thompson, of Morton House, Fence Houses, left property of the gross value £92,664 17s 7d, of which £86,961 is net personalty Probate of his will, dated 17 July 1915 has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Millicent Frances Thompson, Mr. Thomas Elliott Parrington, of Carley Hill, Sunderland, Secretary, and his sons Captain Stewart Wyvol Thompson, and Lieutenant Charles Ralfe Thompson R.N.. The testator left £350 to his wife, and he left to her during widowhood the use of his furniture and an annuity of £1,500, or in the event of her remarriage, an annuity of £250 during the remainder of her life, and at her death or remarriage, he left £2,500 to each of his daughters, Dora Parrington, Mildred Thompson, and Sybil Haggie, and £3,000 each to his daughters Joan and Rachael Thompson. The ultimate residue of this property, he left to his sons Captain Stewart W. Thompson, R.A.F, and Lieutenant Charles Ralfe Thompson, R. N. , in equal shares.

Summary of the Will of Mr. Richard Charles Thompson
of Morton House, Fence Houses, County Durham
1857 - 1918       Dated 17 July 1916
(His estate totaled £ 92,664 17s 7d)
Trustees and Executors:  Wife Millicent Frances, son in-law Thomas Elliot Parrington,
sons Stewart Wyvol, and Charles Ralfe.
Wife: Millicent Frances Legacy of £ 350, and all furniture and household effects,
£ 1,500 annually, during her widowhood, but if she remarries,
the sum will be £ 250 annually.
Daughters: Dora Clark Parrington
Mildred Clark Thompson
Sybil Clark Haggie
Legacy of £ 2,500 each, payable after five years.
Daughters: Joan Mary Thompson
Rachel Kathleen Thompson
Vested Legacy of £ 5,000 each, at age 21, or marriage, but
payable only at six months after death or remarriage of wife.
They each also get £ 500 at time of marriage.
Sons: Stewart Wyvol
Charles Ralfe
The rest and residue of the estate. Charles is to receive the gold watch given to my father by Henry Graham.

In Memoriam
DOROTHY dearly beloved wife of
Born October 8th 1863
Died January 1895

Born August 18th 1857
Died August 2nd 1918


Their beloved daughter
Died Oct 9th 1890
Aged 9 months
Bishopwearmouth CEMETERY       PHOTO BY T.G. WHITE

Millicent Frances (Featherstonehaugh) Thompson Died 1942, Age 64,      Yorkshire       1942 4Q Thirsk 9d 332

The Times, Monday, Oct 5, 1942                         Death
  THOMPSON - On Oct. 2,1942, suddenly, at Knayton Lodge, Thirsk, Millicent Frances,widow of Richard Charles Thompson, of Sunderland.   Funeral private.