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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 lowland 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 also maintain subscriptions to a number of genealogy sites to provide assistance with your ‘dead ends.’ 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 - $250.00

Couple - $400.00

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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 also maintain subscriptions to a number of genealogy sites to provide assistance with your ‘dead ends.’ 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
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 - $250.00

Couple - $400.00

Choose Your Membership Type

Click to download printable application or
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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

Directors:

Thomas B. Thompson, tombo@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, allan@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 maggie@clanthompson.org Colorado (members only) Cheryll Thompson cheryll@clanthompson.org and Paul Jarnagin paul@clanthompson.org, Texas Tom and Mary Thompson, Tennessee, admin@clanthompson.org James and Annette Mentzer, Washington, james.mentzer@gmail.com

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 Membership Secretary: Sherry Anderson sherry@clanthompson.org Directors: International Representative: Ernest Thompson, aus@clanthompson.org Thomas B. Thompson, tombo@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, allan@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 maggie@clanthompson.org, Colorado (members only) Cheryll Thompson cheryll@clanthompson.org and Paul Jarnagin paul@clanthompson.org, Texas Tom (and Mary) Thompson, Tennessee, admin@clanthompson.org James and Annette Mentzer, Washington, james.mentzer@gmail.com
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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
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A Proud Border Reiving Family
We’ll be at these 2019 GAMES! Join us!
AGM Smoky Mountain Games, Maryville University, Maryville, TN May 18-19, 2019 http://smokymountaingames.org/ Bellingham Scottish Gathering, Bellingham, WA June 1, 2019 https://www.scottishdancesociety.org/ Tacoma Highland Games, Frontier Park, Graham, WA June 21-22, 2019 http://www.tacomagames.org Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, MacRae Meadows near Linville, NC July 11-14, 2019 http://www.gmhg.org/homepage.shtml Skagit Valley Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Edgewater Park, Mount Vernon, WA July 13-14, 2019 https://www.facebook.com/ SkagitValleyHighlandGames/ Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival, Look Park, Florence (Northampton), MA July 20, 2019 https://www.glasgowlands.org/ Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games, Enumeclaw, WA July 27-28, 2019 http://sshga.org/home.htm Maine Highland Games and Festival, Topsham Fairgrounds, Topsham, Maine Aug 17, 2019 https://mainehighlandgames.org/ maine-highland-games/ Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering, Daly Mansion, Hamilton, MT August 17-18, 2019 http://www.bcgg.org/ Quechee Highland Games, Quechee Polo Field, Hartford, VT Aug ??, 2019 http://quecheegames.com/ Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival, Warner Park, Nashville, TN Sep 8 - 9, 2019 https://www.midtenngames.com/ Columbus Scottish Festival, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, Columbus, IN Sep 14 - 15, 2019 http://scottishfestival.org/ New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, Loon Mountain, NH Sep 20 - 22, 2019 https://nhscot.org Scotland Connecticut Highland Games, Waldo Homestead Event area, Scotland, CT October 13th 2019 https://scotlandgames.org
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PRIVACY POLICY Website Visitors Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information Certain visitors to our website may interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally- identifying information. The amount and type of information that Clan Thom(p)son Society (hereinafter noted as CTS) gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with us are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. CTS does not disclose personally- identifying information other than as described below. Those not engaging with purchasing activities in the Store or Membership area have no personal information gathered at all, including IP address. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally- identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website- related activities (Store/Membership). Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information CTS discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those that (i) need to know that information in order to provide services available at CTS’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. CTS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information to anyone. Other than to its Directors and Membership Secretary and secure- gateway processors (2checkout, Square and/or Paypal) CTS discloses potentially personally- identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CTS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CTS, third parties or the public at large. CTS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information. Cookies A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CTS may use cookies to help CTS identify and track visitors, their usage of CTS‘ website, and their website access preferences. CTS’ visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CTS’ website, with the drawback that certain features of CTS’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. Business Transfers If CTS, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CTS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CTS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy. Privacy Policy Changes Although most changes are likely to be minor, CTS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CTS’ sole discretion. CTS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. Change log: No changes to date.
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