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Wthompson

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Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« on: August 21, 2012, 12:58:26 PM »
I was just thinking about Thom(p)son genealogy and decided that these would be interesting questions to know the answers to. I couldn't think of anyone better to ask than you all...

Does anyone know the names of the first Thom(p)son's who arrived to America? Along with the years and state that they arrived in?

What about the second "wave" of Thom(p)son's, the years, and the states...

What is the earliest record of the "first" Thom(p)son in the United States?




Stirling Thompson

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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 06:39:44 AM »
The first was I believe Edward Thompson who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 but he did not survive the first winter but his brother came shortly after. David Thomson, the founder of New Hampshire dates I believe to 1623.
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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 03:47:04 PM »
Well, if one came on the Mayflower, he is probably the earliest that we could document.............I've done some quick searching and haven't come up with anything earlier.

Anyone else?

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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 09:55:59 PM »
My 11th Great Grandfather  ( William Thompson and his brother Christopher )
came to Maryland in 1687. They were brought here from Edinburgh by a
Col. Ninia Beall. Haven't been able to find the name of the ship as of yet
still looking

Tom

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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 06:06:49 AM »
Earliest records indicate the following although this listing is incomplete.

Thompson       Edward              Mayflower               1620
Thompson       Jo.                      John                       1635
Thompson       Roger              London Merchant    1620
Thompson       William              George               1635
Thompson/Thomson       John           Elizabeth & Ann       1635
Thomson       Christopher           Abigail               1635
Thomson       Edward              Mathew               1635
Thomson       Edward              Transport               1635
Thomson       Jo                      Amity               1635
Thomson       Jo                      Mathew               1635
Thomson       Jo                      Peter Bonaventure    1635
Thomson       Jo                      Thomas & John       1635
Thomson       Thomas              John                       1635

from http://www.packrat-pro.com/ships/shipnamesT.htm
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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 10:28:57 PM »
Very interesting.

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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 05:48:46 PM »
My ancestor, James Thompson, came over with the Winthrop Expedition in 1630, with his wife and three children. There is an island in Boston harbor named Thompson's Island. I believe that post started in the late 1500's.
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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2012, 08:55:08 AM »
from Wikipedia...
In 1626, four years before the Puritans arrived, David Thompson established a trading post to trade with the Neponset Indians on the island that now bears his name. Thompson was a Scot who had been superintending the settlement of Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For the next two centuries, Thompson Island was leased to several families for farming.

There are more Thompson Islands but their names have different origins. There's one off the town of St.George, ME and another that's part of Acadia National Park and another in the South Atlantic!
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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 09:00:19 AM »
From Wikipedia regarding the South Atlantic Thompson Island...

Thompson Island was a phantom island in the South Atlantic. According to the Global Volcanism Program, it was thought to be located about 70 km (43 mi) north-northeast of Bouvet Island, a small Norwegian dependency located between South Africa and Antarctica.

The island was first reported and named by whaling ship captain George Norris in 1825. The last reported sighting occurred in 1893; however, when the German survey ship Valdivia fixed the position of Bouvet in 1898, they looked for Thompson, but did not find it. If Thompson ever existed, it is probable that it disappeared in a volcanic eruption sometime in the 1890s, though in 1997 it was reported that the sea depth at the supposed location is greater than 2400 m, rendering the existence of a submarine volcano uncertain.

Thompson Island continued to appear on maps published as late as 1943.
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Re: Interesting questions...Thompson's on the boat?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 07:09:40 PM »
My 11th Great Grandfather  ( William Thompson and his brother Christopher )
came to Maryland in 1687. They were brought here from Edinburgh by a
Col. Ninia Beall. Haven't been able to find the name of the ship as of yet
still looking

Tom

Take a look at these:  http://www.krystalrose.com/kim/BEALL/ninian1.html   http://www.geni.com/people/Colonel-Ninian-Beall/6000000006895419429
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