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Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family

The  

Thom(p)sons  

were  

one  

of  

the  

Reiving  

families  

of  

the  

lawless

Anglo-Scottish  

borderlands.  

For  

the  

best  

part  

of  

300  

years,  

the  

Border

Reivers  

raided  

on  

both  

sides  

of  

the  

border  

from  

Dumfriesshire  

to  

the

high  

wastes  

of  

East  

Cumbria,  

from  

Roxburghshire  

to  

Redesdale,  

and

from  

the  

lonely  

valley  

of  

Liddesdale,  

to  

the  

fortress  

city  

of  

Carlisle

and east to Edinburgh.

  

  

  

  

  

During  

the  

Lowland  

Clearances,  

Clan  

Thomson  

was  

decimated  

by

removals   

to  

America,  

Australian   

penal   

colonies,   

England's   

armies,

Ireland  

and  

elsewhere.  

The  

women  

married  

into  

other  

names  

and  

the

fact  

that  

Thomsons  

had  

BEEN  

a  

clan/family  

was  

largely  

forgotten.  

For

a  

period  

of  

more  

than  

40  

years,  

there  

are  

no  

recorded  

Thomson  

births

in the region and the clan disappeared from view and history.

  

  

  

  

  

However,  

research  

begun  

in  

2008  

revealed  

Thomsons  

had  

been  

a

clan  

in  

the  

Borders  

at  

least  

as  

early  

as  

the  

1400s  

and  

had  

been

specifically  

included  

by  

name  

in  

two  

separate  

Acts  

of  

the  

Scottish

Parliament.    

In    

2012,    

Lord    

Lyon    

recognized    

Clan    

Thompson

International   

(Clan   

Thom(p)son   

Society)   

as   

the   

only   

clan/society

representing Thom(p)sons worldwide.

Thom(p)sons,  

although  

claimed  

as  

septs  

by  

numerous  

clans,  

are,

and always have been, an independent clan.

Lord  

Lyon  

also  

determined  

the  

spelling  

of  

the  

name  

would  

include

the  

"p"  

as  

being  

more  

common  

in  

the  

diaspora  

-  

both  

names  

are  

the

same

  

  

  

  

  

Join  

us  

as  

we  

continue  

to  

make  

discoveries  

about  

our  

past  

and  

help

other Thom(p)sons find theirs.

 

The Thom(p)sons were one of the Reiving

families of the lawless Anglo-Scottish

borderlands. For the best part of 300 years, the

Border Reivers raided on both sides of the

border from Dumfriesshire to the high wastes of

East Cumbria, from Roxburghshire to Redesdale,

and from the lonely

valley of Liddesdale, to

the fortress city of

Carlisle and east to

Edinburgh.

     During the Lowland

Clearances, Clan Thomson was decimated by

removals to America, Australian penal colonies,

England's armies, Ireland and elsewhere. The

women married into other clans and the fact

that Thomsons had BEEN a clan was largely

forgotten. For a period of more than 40 years,

there are no recorded Thomson births in the

region and the clan disappeared from view and

history.

     However, research begun in 2008 revealed

Thomsons had been a clan in the Borders at

least as early as the 1400s and had been

specifically included by name in two separate

Acts of the Scottish Parliament. In 2012, Lord

Lyon recognized Clan Thompson International

(Clan Thom(p)son Society) as the only

clan/society representing Thom(p)sons

worldwide.

Thom(p)sons,

although claimed as

septs by numerous

clans, are and

always have been

an independent

clan.

Lord Lyon also determined the spelling of

the name would include the "p" as being more

common in the diaspora - both names are the

same

     Join us as we continue to make discoveries

about our past and help other Thom(p)sons find

theirs.

Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family
A Proud Border Reiving Family
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JOIN US! You can be a member of the best (we think) Scottish Clan Society in the world. As a member, you are helping to support and grow your society. Although we are one of the oldest clans, we are also one of the youngest clan societies (matriculated society arms in 2012).  Other clans/societies have been in full operation, building their membership base, outreach, games participation, etc. for many years. We’re still catching up and your membership dues are our primary source of income. Join the only clan or society recognized by Lyon Court as THOMSON / THOMPSON worldwide. You will receive copies of our Veritas newsletter (published quarterly).We are also one of the few clans who have their own genealogist to help you with your family research. What can all clans and societies offer to their members? It’s called a “Name of Their Own.” That means that your surname is confirmed by Lord Lyon of Scotland to ONE and ONLY ONE clan/society and you have a ‘home’ within. No other clan can claim to have your name or be your clan. If your surname, or an ancestor’s surname, is one of the many Thom(p)son spelling variations, there is only one place you belong. Here.
Clan Thom(p)son Society
Membership Options

Annual Memberships (Under age 65)

Individual - $30.00

Couple - $50.00

Annual SENIOR Membership (65 and over)

Individual - $25.00

Couple - $40.00

LIFE Membership

Individual - $160.00

Couple - $300.00

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JOIN US! You can be a member of the best (we think) Scottish Clan Society in the world. As a member, you are helping to support and grow your society. Although we are one of the oldest clans, we are also one of the youngest clan societies (matriculated society arms in 2012).  Other clans/societies have been in full operation, building their membership base, outreach, games participation, etc. for many years. We’re still catching up and your membership dues are our primary source of income. Join the only clan or society recognized by Lyon Court as THOMSON / THOMPSON worldwide. You will receive copies of our Veritas newsletter (published quarterly).We are also one of the few clans who have their own genealogist to help you with your family research. What can all clans and societies offer to their members? It’s called a “Name of Their Own.” That means that your surname is confirmed by Lord Lyon of Scotland to ONE and ONLY ONE clan/society and you have a ‘home’ within. No other clan can claim to have your name or be your clan. If your surname, or an ancestor’s surname, is one of the many Thom(p)son spelling variations, there is only one place you belong. Here.
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A Proud Border Reiving Family
Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family
A Proud Border Reiving Family
Membership Options

Annual Memberships (Under age 65)

Individual - $30.00

Couple - $50.00

Annual SENIOR Membership (65 and over)

Individual - $25.00

Couple - $40.00

LIFE Membership

Individual - $160.00

Couple - $300.00

Memberships

Choose Your Membership Type

Click to download printable application or
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We’re here to help!

Clan Secretary / Home of Record

Mary Thompson 1665 Rickman Monterey Hwy Rickman Tennessee 38580 USA t: 931-498-2303 m: 931-239-8156 e: admin@clanthompson.org

Contact

Officers/Directors/Commissioners

President: 

Tom Thompson, admin@clanthompson.org  

Vice-President:  

Cheryll Thompson, cheryll@clanthompson.org

Secretary:  

Mary Thompson, admin@clanthompson.org

Membership Secretary:  

Sherry Anderson, sherry@clanthompson.org

Treasurer:  

Dan “Booner” Thompson, dan@clanthompson.org

International Representative: 

Ernest Thompson, aus@clanthompson.org

Genealogist:

Maggie Jones, genealogist@clanthompson.org

Directors:

Thomas B. Thompson, tombo@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, allan@clanthompson.org  Paul Jarnagin, paul@clanthompson.org

Commissioners:

Duke Thompson, Florida, JEEPnGPS@gmail.com Ernest Thompson, Australia/International, aus@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, Indiana/Mid-west, allan@clanthompson.org Stirling Thompson, New England, stu@clanthompson.org Michael Thompson michaelpt@clanthompson and Maggie Jones genealogist@clanthompson.org, Colorado     Cheryll Thompson cheryll@clanthompson.org and Paul Jarnagin paul@clanthompson.org, Texas Tom (and Mary) Thompson, Tennessee, admin@clanthompson.org Sharon Hall, North Carolina, (no email) use admin@clanthompson.org  

Membership Secretary

Sherry Lynn Anderson 256 Bee Gum Trail Marshall North Carolina 28753 USA e: sherry@clanthompson.org 
 
Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family

Clan Secretary / Home of Record

Mary Thompson 1665 Rickman Monterey Hwy Rickman Tennessee 38580 USA t: 931-498-2303 m: 931-239-8156 e: admin@clanthompson.org

Contact

Officers: President:  Tom Thompson, admin@clanthompson.org    Vice-President:  Cheryll Thompson, cheryll@clanthompson.org Secretary: Mary Thompson, admin@clanthompson.org Treasurer:  Dan “Booner” Thompson, dan@clanthompson.org  Directors: International Representative: Ernest Thompson, aus@clanthompson.org Genealogist: Maggie Jones,   genealogist@clanthompson.org Thomas B. Thompson, tombo@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, allan@clanthompson.org  Paul Jarnagin, paul@clanthompson.org Commissioners: Ernest Thompson, Australia/International, aus@clanthompson.org Duke Thompson, Florida, JEEPnGPS@gmail.com Allan (and Heidi) Thompson, Indiana/Mid-west, allan@clanthompson.org Stirling (and Dorothy) Thompson, New England, stu@clanthompson.org Michael Thompson michaelpt@clanthompson and Maggie Jones genealogist@clanthompson.org Colorado Cheryll Thompson cheryll@clanthompson.org and Paul Jarnagin paul@clanthompson.org, Texas, Tom (and Mary) Thompson, Tennessee, admin@clanthompson.org Sharon Hall, North Carolina, (no email) use admin@clanthompson.org
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Officers/Directors/Commissioners

Membership Secretary

Sherry Lynn Anderson 256 Bee Gum Trail Marshall North Carolina 28753 USA e: sherry@clanthompson.org 
We’re here to help!
Genealogy Research is Not Enough…..
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Clan Thom(p)son Society
The Thom(p)son families of the Borders and the Lothian areas were removed nearly 400 years ago. They were scattered throughout the entire world and, with that dispersion, most lost their true histories as facts often became mingled with fiction. Many Thoms (collective term) were removed to Ireland (primarily Ulster and Antrim counties), conscripted into the British military, indentured in America and Canada, and sent to Australia and New Zealand penal colonies if convicted of infractions. It is no wonder today why, when Thoms visit our tent or contact us online, they rarely know where their family originated. Genealogy research can help track the family at least through a few generations, but where you live or lived in past generations is not necessarily indicative of where your ancestors originated. And, because the Scottish/English border moved north and south for over 300 years, a father could have been born in ‘England’ and his son in ‘Scotland’ on the same property! DNA research and testing has to be considered a companion tool to genealogy research. In some cases, it can determine relationships, confirm (or disprove) links and encourage a more scholarly approach to researching your family. Take a look at the Thompson DNA Project! From elementary genetics we know that the Y chromosome passes almost unchanged from father to son. Male ancestors carried their Y-DNA line along their migrations, allowing you to trace your paternal ancestry. Numerous members have used various DNA tests - primarily Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and Ancestry DNA. While it is sometimes difficult to merge data from one company’s data, it is possible. We feel that FamilyTreeDNA provides the most comprehensive ancestry database in the world. Share stories and work together to connect the dots on your family tree! Contribute your DNA results to the clan forum - you may find a cousin - it’s happened more than once! Thompson DNA Project (inactive) The Thompson DNA Project  FamilyTreeDNA 23and me  AncestryDNA

DNA

 
Genealogy Research is Not Enough…..
The Thom(p)son families of the Borders and the Lothian areas were removed nearly 400 years ago. They were scattered throughout the entire world and, with that dispersion, most lost their true histories as facts often became mingled with fiction. Many Thoms (collective term) were removed to Ireland (primarily Ulster and Antrim counties), conscripted into the British military, indentured in America and Canada, and sent to Australia and New Zealand penal colonies if convicted of infractions. It is no wonder today why, when Thoms visit our tent or contact us online, they rarely know where their family originated. Genealogy research can help track the family at least through a few generations, but where you live or lived in past generations is not necessarily indicative of where your ancestors originated. And, because the Scottish/English border moved north and south for over 300 years, a father could have been born in ‘England’ and his son in ‘Scotland’ on the same property! DNA research and testing has to be considered a companion tool to genealogy research. In some cases, it can determine relationships, confirm (or disprove) links and encourage a more scholarly approach to researching your family. Take a look at the Thompson DNA Project! From elementary genetics we know that the Y chromosome passes almost unchanged from father to son. Male ancestors carried their Y-DNA line along their migrations, allowing you to trace your paternal ancestry. Numerous members have used various DNA tests - primarily Family Tree DNA, 23andMe, and Ancestry DNA. While it is sometimes difficult to merge data from one company’s data, it is possible. We feel that FamilyTreeDNA provides the most comprehensive ancestry database in the world. Share stories and work together to connect the dots on your family tree! Contribute your DNA results to the clan forum - you may find a cousin - it’s happened more than once! Thompson DNA Project (inactive) The Thompson DNA Project  FamilyTreeDNA 23and me  AncestryDNA
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