'Thompson04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thomson in Glasgow, Thomson of Hallhill (Old Monckland), Thomson of Priestfield
[This section was first launched 09.02.03 as a Draft page. It was updated on 29.11.06. It was moved here after review led to acceptance that there was little chance of our making a significant improvement to it in the near future and that it was 'good enough' to be promoted into the main database.]

The following comes mainly from information kindly provided by a contributor (M.X. W-L), partly supported by James Balderston's database.
George Thomson (b 1672, d 1734)
m. (1703) Helen Wales or Wells (b 1686, d 1759)
1. George Thomson (b 1704)
  m. Janet McAlpine
2. Helen Thomson (b 1707, d 1768)
  m. Mathew Turnbull
3. Elizabeth Thomson (b 1709)
  m. Walter Graham
4. Ellen Thomson (b 1712)
  m. Robert Thomson
5. Rebecca Thomson (b 1712, d 1759)
m. James Speir
6. Mary Thomson (b 1714, d 1786)
  m. James Ferguson
7. Sarah Thomson (b 1717)
  m. Robert Cross
8. Andrew Thomson 'of Faskine' (b 1719, d 1797)
  m. (1749) Helen McCall (b 1730, d 1780)
  A. George Thomson (b 1751, d 1837, merchant in Glasgow)
  m1. (1775) Elizabeth Allan (d 1798)
i. Andrew Thomson (b 1776, d 1850) had issue
  m. (1800) Jean Craig
  ii. Helen Thomson (b 1778)
  m. George Finley
  iii. Janet Thomson (b 1782)
  m. James Haldane
  iv. Elizabeth Thomson (b 1786)
  m. Andrew Thomson @@ below
  v.+ other issue - Mary (b 1777, d 1796), Richard Archibald (b 1780), James (b 1781, d 1782), Margaret (b/d 1782), George (b 1783, d 1784), George (b 1785, d 1789), James Johnstone (b 1785, d 1795)
  m2. (24.02.1800) Margaret Graham (b 12.12.1766, dau of Patrick Graham, 3rd of Lymekilns)
  xii. Patrick Thomson (b 18.05.1801, merchant in Glasgow) had issue
  m. (13.12.1824) Margaret Johnston
  xiii. Margaret Thomson (b 22.06.1803)
  m. (1824) David Whitlaw
  xiv. Mary Thomson (b 26.03.1805)
  m. John Thomson (cousin)
  xv. Eliza Thomson (b 1806, d young ?)
  xvi. George Thomson (b 13.12.1807, merchant in Glasgow) had issue
  m. (12.05.1834) Marion Lang (dau of John Lang, wright in Ayr)
B. Margaret Thomson (b 1752, d 1791)
  m1. (1771) James Johnstone
  m2. (1787) Robert Cleghorn (d 1787)
  i. Helen Cleghorn (b 1791)
  C. John Thomson (b 1758, d 1830)
  m. (1784) Helen Middlemore
  i. Andrew Thomson (b 1787) had issue
  m. Elizabeth Thomson (b 1786, dau of George Thomson) @@ above
  ii. William Richard Thomson (b 1789, d 1853)
  iii. Helen Thomson (b 1793, d 1864)
  m1. J. Dobson
  m2. _ Scrivener
  D. Andrew Thomson (b 1762, d 1831)
  m. (1790) Ann Henderson
  i.+ issue - Andrew (b 1791), James (b 1795), George (b 1797), Mary (b 1799)
  E. James Thomson (b 1764, d 1837) had issue
  m. (1807) Anne Archer
  F. William Thomson (b 1767, d 1840)
  m. (1795) Sarah Lane
  i.+ issue - John (b 1796), Andrew (b 1797), James (b 1798), William (b 1801), Samuel (b 1804)
  G. Rebecca Thomson (b 1771, d 1829)
  m. (1791) James Hunter
  H. Samuel Thomson (b 1773, d 1853)
  m. (1797) Margaret Heywood
  i. Nessy Thomson (b 1800, d 1831)
  m. (1827) William Stephen
  ii. Calcott Thomson (b 1807, d 1834)
  m. Mary Chadwick
  iii. Peter Heywood Thomson (b 1810, d 1876) had issue
  m. (1849) Margaret Beattie
  iv.+ other issue - Robert Heywood (b 1798, d 1824), James (b 1799, d 1850), Samuel (b 1804), Margaret (b 1805), John (b 1808, d 1809)
  I.+ other issue - Samuel (b 1754, d 1769), Helen (b 1756, d 1759), Helen (b 1760), Rebecca (b 1765, d 1769), Samuel (b/d 1769)
9. Janet Thomson (b 1724, d 1760)
  m. Thomas Banner
10.+ other issue - Adam, Margaret (b 1705, d 1726), Margaret (b 1727, d 1733)



The following may or may not have any connection with the above.
James Thomson of Priestfield
m. (mcrt 02.03.1696) Elizabeth Coats (dau of John Coates of Barnhill)
who, noting the intermarriages with the Coats family shown below, is thought likely to have been connected with ...
William Thomson of Hallhill
1. William Thomson of Hallhill (d 18.05.1831)
  m. Helen Coats (d 12.01.1827, dau of James Coats, 2nd of Dykehead)
Balderston reports that they were cousins. Although we can see that there were 2 marriages between the families (William marrying Helen and William's sister Margaret marrying Helen's brother William), the cousin relationship has not yet been found. It is not known whether or not, for example, William's mother was a sister of Helen's mother Agnes, daughter of George Todd of Haghill. Alternatively, the connection may have been more distant.
  A. Agnes Thomson (b 1782)
  m. (29/30.08.1795/6) James Todd of Glenduffhill
  B. Helen Thomson
  m. John Scott of Uddingston
C. Janet Thomson (b 04.06.1789)
  m. (03.03.1809) James Coats of Eastend (b 1782)
  D. Jean Thomson
  m. Andrew Wilson of North Mains of Provan
  E. Mary Thomson (d 10.01.1837)
  m. Thomas Bowman of Hallhill, Old Monckland
  F.+ other issue - Margaret (d 01.1795), Margaret (b 04.01.1801, d 04.01.1812)
2. Margaret Thomson
  m. William Coats of Eastend (d 15.04.1747, d 22.10.1831)



The following Thomsons are shown here because mention has been seen (in a web site) of the fact that Margaret Crum, first wife of Lord Kelvin, was a second cousin of her husband and it is known that her family was based roughly in the same region of Scotland as the above Thomson families. It is noted that Lord Kelvin's mother's mother is reported to have been Elizabeth Pattison. Margaret Crum's mother's mother was Margaret, dau of John Pattison of Kelvingrove. If Elizabeth and Margaret Pattison were sisters then the second cousin relationship would be confirmed. Such would discount the need for any presumption of any other close relationship between the following Thomsons and those reported above.
The following data was kindly provided by a contributor (FB, 27.11.06).
?? Thomson (b c1600, d c1660, farmer in Ayrshire)
1. John Thomson, later of Annaghmore, Ballynahinch, co. Down (b c1602, d c1690, to co. Down in 1641)
  A. ?? Thomson of Annaghmore (b c1660, d c1730, farmer)
  i. James Thomson of Annaghmore (b c1700, d c1780, farmer)
  a. John Thomson, later of Buffalo Valley, New York State, USA (b before 1738, to USA in 1755, miller)
  b. James Thomson of Annaghmore (b c1738, d c1800, farmer)
  m. (29.09.1768) Agnes Nesbitt (b c1740, d c1800)
(1) Robert Thomson (b 12.08.1769, a 1848)
  (A) Hugh Thomson (b c1800)
  (2) James Thomson (b 13.11.1786, d 12.04.1849, professor in Belfast then Glasgow, 3rd son)
  m. (1817) Margaret Gardner of Glasgow (b 1790, d 01.05.1830 in Belfast, dau of William Gardner & Elizabeth Pattison)
  (A) James Thomson (b 16.02.1822, d 08.05.1892)
  m. Elizabeth Hancock (b c1820, dau of William John Hancock)
  (B) William Thomson, Lord Kelvin of Largs (b 26.06.1824, dsp 17.12.1907, physicist)
  m1. (15.09.1852) Margaret Crum (b 1825, d 17.06.1870, dau of Walter Crum of Thornliebank)
  m2. (24.06.1874) Frances Anna ('Fanny') Blandy (b 1840, d 1916, dau of Charles R. Blandy of Madeira)
  (C) Robert Thomson (b 05.1829)
  m. Sarah Murphy
  (D) Elizabeth Thomson (b 1818/9, d 1896)
  m. Rev. David King (b 1820)
  (E) Anna Thomson (b 05.1820, d 12.02.1857)
  m. (08.03.1844) William Bottomley (b 1817, d 1887, son of John & Mary)
  (F) Margaret Thomson (b 1827)
  (3)+ other issue - John (b 20.04.1777), Kitty (b 06.09.1772), Mary (b 06.04.1775), Elizabeth (b 16.03.1796)
  c. Robin Thomson, later of Buffalo Valley, New York State, USA (b after 1738, to USA in 1755, miller)
2.+ other issue - James (to co. Down in 1641), Robert (to co. Down in 1641)

Main source(s):
(1) 'James Balderston's database' (1832), part of Stirnet's BG family records
(2) as reported above with cross-references from elsewhere in the database
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