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Viginti Tertius Thompson   1862-1946
Viginti Tertius Thompson, born 9 June 1862 of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar. He married Violet Allison at South Shields on 4 August 1888, and after a divorce, married Euphemia Barnes of Plymouth.
He was a shipowner, ship broker, coal exporter, and timber merchant, with the main office of V. T. Thompson & Co. in Sunderland, with branches in Newcastle, and London.
In 1921, he was doing business as V. T. Thompson and Arnell, Brokers for the Chartering, Sale, Purchase and Mortgage of Steamers, Steamship Valuers, etc., at 31 Great St. Helen's, London.
He was High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1924. Viginti died on 16 March 1946 at age 83
V. T. Thompson
Violet Allison                       1864-1927      (1st Wife)
Violet was born 17 January 1864, at Hebburn, Durham County, of William Henry and Margaret Allison. It appears that Violet later created quite a scandal when she ran away with a Robert Briggs, and was divorced by V. T. Thompson. Violet died on 16 August 1927.
I have found the following children:
Dulce Evelyn born 5 May 1889   Married Harold F. Hall
Alwyn born 25 Nov 1892   Died 24 Jan 1908
Birth of Parents
Viginti Tertius Thompson b: 9 Jun 1862  c: 23 Jul 1862  St. Michael's, Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
8th son of Robert Thompson and Sarah Barbar, of Carley Lodge, Southwick, Shipbuilder
   Vintertius Thompson 1862 2Q Sunderland 10a 531
Violet Allison b: 17 Jan 1864   Hebburn, County Durham
daughter of Col. William Henry and Margaret Allison

4 Aug 1888
Viginti Tertius Thompson
Violet Allison  (24)
St. Mary, Whitburn, County Durham      1888 3Q S. Shields 10a 976
Bachelor, Gentleman, West Hall, Whitburn, Father: Robert Thompson, Gentleman
Spinster, Undercliffe, Whitburn, Father: William Henry Allison, Gentleman

Dulce Evelyn Thompson b: 5 May 1889                      1889 4Q Houghton 10a 448
daughter of Viginti Tertius and Violet Allison

1891 Census RG12-4113 6 April 1891 Houghton le Spring, County Durham
The Grove
Viginti Tertius Thompson
Violet (Wife)
Dulce Evelyn
Age 28
Age 27
Age 1
Ship Owner Durham
Houghton le Spring
9 Jun 1862
17 Jan 1864
abt 1889
Plus Three servants,a Coachman, and a Groom

Alwyn Thompson b: 25 Nov 1892
son of Viginti Tertius and Violet Allison    1893 1Q Houghton 10a 473

Violet, with Dulce
Rainton Grove

1901 Census RG13-4692 1 April 1901 Houghton le Spring, County Durham
Durham Road, The Grove
Viginti T. Thompson
Violet (Wife)
Dulce E.
Age 38
Age 37
Age 12
Age 8
Ship Owner & Exporter Durham
Houghton le Spring
Houghton le Spring
9 Jun 1862
17 Jan 1864
abt 1889
25 Nov 1892
Plus 5 Servants

V. T. with Alwyn and Dulce
Alwyn Thompson

Violet ran away with a Robert Briggs, (1907-8) and was divorced by V. T. Thompson

Alwyn Thompson Died 24 Jan 1908 Buried 27 Jan 1908   Age 15
Unofficial reports say that he shot himself on account of mother's disgrace.
1908 1Q Houghton 10a 332

  Newspaper     28 January 1908
Rainton Grove Tragedy
  The remains of Master Alwyn Thompson who met his death by misadventure at the residence of his father, Mr. V. T. Thompson, Rainton Grove, near Houghton-le-Spring, were laid to rest at that place yesterday.   There was a large concourse of mourners, and the coffin of oak was covered with many beautiful wreaths.   The Rector of Houghton, the Rev R. H. Yeld, conducted the service, and the bearers were four employees on the estate of Mr. Thompson.   Enclosed with the remains, were the boy's hunting-crop, presented to him by his father on his last birthday.
  The mourners were Mr. V. T. Thompson, father; Mr. R. C. Thompson, uncle; Mr. J. L. Thompson, uncle; Dr. D. S. Park, Houghton; Dr. Blumer, Sunderland; Mr. J. H. W. Culliford, Col. F. Allison, Mr. G. F. Boyd, Mr. J. M. Bell, Mr. G. M. Wood, and Mr. H. Webster.   There were also present Col. F. T. MacKenzie, Lieut. Harold Briggs, R. N., Major Ernest Vaux, Mr. E. Alexander, Mr. M. W. Parrington, Mr. T. E. Parrington, Mr. H. M. Parrington, Mr. H. M. Stobart, Mr. Huntly, and Mr. Brown, officials from the Sunderland office.   Beautiful floral tributes were sent.

In Loving Memory of
Born 25th November 1892
Died 24th January 1908
(Currently) Houghton Municipal Cemetery       PHOTO BY T.G. WHITE

East Rainton - A township and Chapelry in Houghton-le-Spring parish, Durham, 5 miles NE by N of Durham.
West Rainton - A village, township, and Chapelry in Houghton-le-Spring parish. SW of East Rainton.

Euphemia Barnes               1877-1960   (2nd Wife)
Euphemia Barnes was born about 1877, at Manchester, Lancashire.
I have found the following children:
Frederick Charles Born 17 Jul 1910   Married Sybil Hester Haggie
Alison Griffiths
Regine ?
Caryl Rene Born 27 Jan 1917   Married John Bonville Humphreys

Euphemia Barnes b: abt 1877           Manchester, Lancashire

abt 1908
Viginti Tertius Thompson
Euphemia Barnes
          1908 1Q St Giles 1b 656
Son of Robert Thompson, Shipbuilder
Daughter of Dr. Barnes, Plymouth
Euphemia and V.T.
Euphemia and V.T.

Frederick Charles Thompson b: 17 Jul 1910         1910 3Q St.Giles 1b 526
son of Viginti Tertius Thompson and Euphemia Thompson

Euphemia and Charles
Norton Manor, Sutton Scotney

Caryl Rene Thompson b: 27 Jan 1917 c: 13 Mar 1917    Roman Catholic Church, Darlington
daughter of V. T. and Euphemia Thompson,    1917 1Q Darlington 10a 50

V. T. Thompson Died 16 Mar 1946, Age 83,                     1946 1Q Winchester 2c 186
Norton Manor, Sutton Scotney, Southampton County


The Times Monday 18 March 1946   DEATHS
- THOMPSON - On March 16, 1946, at Norton Manor, Sutton Scotney, Viginti Tertius, beloved husband of Euphemia, in his 84th year. Funeral Private, on March 20, at Wonston Parish Church. No Mourning.

Norton Manor, Sutton Scotney

Summary of the Will of Mr. Viginti Tertius Thompson
of Norton Manor, Sutton Scotney, Southampton County
1862 - 1946       Dated 2 May 1944
His estate totaled £ 565,781 7s 6d
Trustees and Executors: Wife Euphemia, son Frederick Charles,
Thomas Elliot Parrington, Sunderland, Mining Engineer,
and Arthur Lawrence Bowker, Winchester, Solicitor.
Wife: Euphemia £ 500, Norton Manor, plus a legacy of £ 30,000
Son: Frederick Charles The remainder of the Norton Manor Estate, including
the farm land, house, and cottages belonging to the
farm, plus all of the residue of my residuary Trust Fund.
Daughters: Carol Rene
Dulce Evelyne Hall
£ 13,000
£ 500
Dau. in-law: Hester Thompson £ 1,000
Grandsons: Harold Noel Thompson Hall
Dominic Charles Christopher Thompson
£ 4,000
£ 15,000 Trust Fund on attaining age 25
Granddaughters: Pheemie Dulce Pamela Hall
Vivienne Yvonne Hall
£ 2,000
£ 2,000
Nephews: Thomas Elliot Parrington
Thomas Parrington Jr.
Charles Ralf Thompson
£ 1,000
£ 150
£ 250
Nieces: Dora Clark Parrington
Mildred Allison
£ 250
£ 250
Arthur Lawrence Bowker £ 250
Albert George Fettes of 48 Gresham Street E. C. £ 250
Miss Margaret Keen £ 125
Royal Hampshire County Hospital £ 1,000
British Sailors Benevolent Society £ 1,000
Each domestic servant, chauffeur, gardener, etc. £ 5 per year of service plus £ 25 if over ten years.
£ 10,000 to the trustees of a settlement, dated 31 October 1930, between Dulce Evelyne Hall of the one part,
and myself and Reginald James Harris of the other part.

Euphemia (Barnes) Thompson Died 13 Jan 1960, Age 78,                 1960 1Q Marylebone 5d 311
at The Marley Street Nursing Home, 35 Weymouth Street, St. Marylebone, London

Summary of the Will of Euphemia Thompson
of 72 Courtfield Gardens, Kensington, London
- 1960       Dated 6 Oct 1958
Her estate totaled £ 97,287 17s 10d
Trustees and Executors: John Donald Haslam, Lennox House, London, Solicitor,
Albert George Fettes, 2 Norfolk Street, London, Accountant.
Son: Frederick Charles Thompaon £ 700, debt to Lieut. Col. Norman Johnston, paid off.
Income from Residuary Estate for life.
Numerous personal items.
Granddaughter: Pamela Pheemie Dulce Jamieson £ 500, and Numerous Personal Items
a Diamond Three Piece Clip,
a single Stone Diamond Ring.
Granddaughter: Vivienne Yvonne Grellis £ 500, and Numerous Personal Items,
a Ruby and Diamond Broach,
a Sapphire and Diamond Cluster Ring.
Granddaughter: Veronica Therese Thompson £ 1500
Grandsons: Dominic Charles Christopher Thompson £ 1,000, and Numerous Personal Items.
Grandson: Charles Vernon Thompson £ 500, plus up to £ 720 per year for Education Expenses,
£ 100 per year at age 18 to 21 years of age,
At death of son Frederick, 2/3 of Residuary Estate Income.
Grandson: Jocelyn Richard Thompson £ 500,
At death of son Frederick, 1/3 of Residuary Estate Income.
Niece: Mrs. T. E. Parrington £ 200, plus Numerous Personal Items
Butler: Thomas Howard
Mrs. Doris Howard
£ 100
£ 100
British Empire Cancer Campaign £ 200