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John Thompson / PEI / Canada

John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Edson L Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 1037161066000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thompson, Harding, Smith
I am looking for decendants of John and Sarah (nee Harding) Thompson, of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
John would have been born o/a 1850
One daughter I am aware of; Isabelle Thompson, born in 1880 in Kensington (then known as Long River) Prince Edward Island.
Isobel married Harry Smith of Shediac, New Brunswick o/a 1879, and they produced four children.
Vina (1900) Lucy Rebbeca (1902) Leslie Amos (1904) and Villah (1907)
Any information of John Thompson or Sarah Harding is appreciated.

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

carolle-lynn (View posts)
Posted: 1040545732000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thompson, Harding, Mclean
I am searching the Thompsons of PEI as well. John Thompson b. 1858 married a Sarah Francis Harding in New London PEI. They had 5 childrenIsabella, Anne Marie, Elizabeth Jane, William Ernest and Mary Lottie.
Sarah Francis died in Spring Valley in 1892 and the rest of the family left in the late 1890's. John was last known to be living in Shediac NB.
The road block I have hit is John's father "Thomas Thompson" date and place of birth unknown and wifes name unknown.
John Thompson also had several brothers and an unknown daughter (known as Mrs John McLean living in San Jose California). Their names were Andrew b. 1853, Thomas ( last known to be in Michigan) , William ( last known to be in Kensington) and Johnson (last known to be in Moncton)
I am a direct decendant of Andrew's oldest son John William.
email for more info

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Elaine (View posts)
Posted: 1104707131000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thompson
Hi Edson,

I responded to your other post and was most encouraged to find this one about the Thompson family of Shediac!

I have found nothing but brick walls trying to locate the corresponding family members for any of my Kent County surnames in PEI, including Thompson, and so just recently, began searching in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in NB and it does look more promising than PEI.

There are a couple of Thomson families that seem to be connected to PEI but pieces are missing. The Island Register lists descendants of James and Helen Thomson and one is William MacGregor Thomson who married Margaret Miller

WILLIAM MACGREGOR THOMSON was born October 10, 1824 in North Tryon, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada, and died in Rexton, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada. Buried in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Rexton, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada Occupation: Farmer He married MARGARET MILLER. Buried in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Rexton, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada
William Mcgregor Thompson married Margaret Miller, May 20, 1847, Dundas Parish, Witnessed by John Muiller, John Powell

They have only 2 children listed on the Island Register

1)SARAH THOMSON, b. North Tryon, Prince County, Prince Edward Island; m. LEWIS BAKER WOOD, 1865, North Tryon, Prince County, Prince Edward Island. Occupation: Merchant, they resided in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

from St. Martin's in the Woods, baptisms -
Sarah Ellen Jane, bp 7 Mar 1848, b. 21 Feb 1848, George McG. & Margaret M. Thompson, Cocayne, Tailor, A.H. Weeks, Curate (is this the same Sarah? father named George William McGreggor Thomson? mother Margaret (M for Miller? Thomson?)

2)MARGARET/MAY/MAGGIE THOMSON, age 27, born abt 1854 in PEI from the 1881 Census, b. 1853, age 38, born in PEI, father born PEI, mother born in Ireland, Presbyterian on the 1891 Census, Richibucto, born June 26, 1852, PEI, of Scotch origin from the 1901 Census, she died in 1901, Buried in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Rexton, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada she married JAMES B. STYMIEST age 35, born abt 1846, Scot origin, born NB., Farmer, Pres. 1881 census Richibucto, HH#75, age 45 on the 1891 Census, he is head of household, born in NB., parents both born in NB., Presbyterian, Farmer, Richibucto, born May 25, 1845, NB from the 1901 Census, he died in 1929, Buried in St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Rexton, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada

I think they had more than 2 children ......

from the 1881Census Place Richibucto, Kent, New Brunswick, Household Number 85
William THOMPSON M Male Scottish 61 Prince Edward Island Farmer
Margrett THOMPSON M Female Irish 52 Ireland C. Presbyterian
David THOMPSON Male Scottish 21 Prince Edward Island C. Presbyterian
Charles THOMPSON Male Scottish 24 Prince Edward Island Seaman C. Presbyterian
Oswald THOMPSON Male Scottish 18 Prince Edward Island Labourer WeslyanMethodist
Martha THOMPSON Female Scottish 12 Prince Edward Island C. Presbyterian
John SMITH Male Irish 6 Prince Edward Island C. Presbyterian

from the 1891 Census...
135 Stymest James B ? 45 - NB NB NB Pres Farmer
- " Margaret 38 - PEI PEI Ire " -
- " Pheobe ? 13 - NB NB PEI " -
- " Matilda ? 11 - - " " " "
- " Louisa ? 9 - - " " " "
- " ?Tanior ? 7 - - " " " "
- " James ? 5 - - " " " "
- " Jennie ? 2 - - " " " "
- Smith John ? 16 Step-S PEI PEI PEI Pres "

somewhere in this family must be Charles....

THOMPSON CHARLES, born July 12, 1835, Cape Traverse, PEI, Parents both born in Scotland, Pres. Farmer, Labourer, age 65 on the 1901 Census and head of household, he married MARY ELIZABETH BETTS, born August, 19, 1833, Brown's Yard, NB., he got land in Weldford Parish - 1874.

at the same cemetery as...
Margaret Thomson born 1853 died 1901
Wife of James B. Stymiest 1815 - 1929

at St. Andrew's United Cemetery Richibucto is found...
Jean Thompson, d Aug 4, 1876 age 73 wife of William Brait, a native of Dumfrieshire, Scotland
William Brait died July 6, 1963 age 68, a native of Kirkenbrightshire, Scotland
Their dtr Annie d Sept. 1, 1863 age 28

Janet Thompson died 1826 age 28
Husband Georg Platt died May 27, 1853 age 41

Jean and Janet are also missing pieces in this puzzle - we have no clue about them.

What I did find once on LDS family site that is now only available on cd is the following family from Shediac...

GEORGE THOMSON born 1793 Shediac, West, NB, died April 3, 1855 in Buctouche, NB., buried in Cocagne, NB, married Feb. 25, 1818 Shediac, West NB, to FRANCES SUSANNA HOWARD born 1801 Shediac, NB, died Sept 17, 1834, Cocagne, NB,
From St. Martin in the Woods, Burials, 5th of Apr 1855 buried at Dundas Ch. Yard, George Thompson, Surveying Lumber, 62 years, AH. Weeks, Curate


1)FRANCES (FANNY) SMITH THOMSON, born abt 1820, Shediac, NB.,

possibly this is her...
from Kent Co. Marriages-FRANCES SMITH THOMSON married ANDREW McINTOSH, of Buctouche, Aug 20 1844, married at Buctouche, NB., by Rev. James Hannay, Marriage is also noted in Generations Magazine Number 26, 1985, Deborah Hale

Wellington Parish HH#192, 1861 Census
Andrew McIntosh, m, hh, 54, Scottish, Canada, Pres, Farmer, 3 at school
Fanny f, wi, 34, Scottish, NB, Pres
ch - all children listed as Scottish, NB, Pres
Ann Catherine, da, 13
Frances Susan, da, 9
Finley Andrew, son, 7
Ellen Jane, da, 1
also in household
Finley McIntosh, m, lo, 88, Scottish, Scotland, Pres
Duncan McDonald, m, lo, 24, Scottish, Canada, Pres, Schoolmaster

2)EDWARD HOWARD THOMSON born abt 1822 Cocagne NB, died Janurary 5, 1855 he married HANNAH BRUNDAGE WRIGHT born abt 1826, they were married on August 27, 1850.

3)ANN HOWARD THOMSON, born abt 1824, Cocagne, NB

possibilities for Ann if she was named Mary Ann-
from St. Martin in the Woods, Burials,
20 Sep 1856 buried at Shediac Church Yard, Mary Thompson, 1 year, daughter of Mrs. Thomas Thompson [the last name of Mom not really legible], G.S. Jarvis DD, Rector
No Thomas Thompson old enough to be a husband and parent on 1861 census



4)HELEN SMITH THOMSON born May 8, 1830, Cocagne, NB, from St. Martin's in the Woods, baptisms H. Ellen Smith, bp 18 Jul 1830, b. 7 May 1830, George and Frances S. Thompson, Cocagne, Farmer, Edwin Arnold

5)WILLIAM THOMSON born abt 1832 Cocagne NB

6)STEPHEN HOWARD THOMSON born July 7, 1834 Cocagne, NB

7)SARAH AMELIA THOMSON born July 7 1834, Cocagne, NB

then ther is this record....
George ROBERTSON Parish of Moncton, West. Co, Mary THOMPSON Parish of Wellington, Northumberland Co., married: 30 Mar 1820

The only possible on the 1861 Kent census is: Weldford Parish, HH#49
William Robertson, m, hh, 40 English, PEI, Pres, Farmer,
Nancy f, wi, 30, Irish, PEI, Pres
all children born NB and Pres
Samuel, m, so, 7;
Margaret Jane, f, da, 5;
David, so, 3;
James, m, so, 1;
Hannah Mariah , f , si, 22, NB, Pres
Samuel , m, br, 27, NB, Pres, G. Labourer
Rebecca , f, dl [daughter-in law], Irish, NB, Pres
Mary , f, mo, 67, Scottish, NB, Pres [she'd be 26 in 1820]

getting back to your John question there are even more possibilities with this family....


ABRAHAM THOMPSON born 1827, NB French origin, Catholic, HH Richibucto at age 44 on the 1871 Census, wife JOHANN born 1829, PEI, Fre. Cath., age 42 on the 1871 Census, Jonahana, mother of John is widow born Feb. 2, 1830 at age 71 living in her son's home on the 1901 Census.


1)JOHN THOMPSON, born 1855 age 16, NB, 1871 Census, John Thompson born June 6, 1856, on the 1881 Census he notes his origin is French, at age 25, Occupation is Labourer, RC, at age 44, HH widow on the 1901 Census, he married LUCY POTTS, September 12 or 18th, 1878, Richibucto. Witnessed by LAWRENCE POTTS, JAMES OR JANIE FERGUSON. Lucy was of Scottish origin and age 31 on the 1881 Census

2)PHILIPPE THOMPSON born 1858, age 13, NB 1871 Census, he d. 1941 in St. John County, he married MINNIE DOUCET (Mary Elizabeth MARIE DOUCETTE) Registered December 22, 1886 Witnessed by Robert Campbell and Lizzie Bovine, Richibucto. Minnie died in 1942 St. John Co.

I believe a granddaughter of Phillip and Minnie is...
COCK, Lola May - 67, Durham, Pictou County, died November 23, 1993, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Tatamagouche, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Inez (MacLellan) Thompson. She was a member of Scotsburn United Church and Princess Rebekah Lodge 4, Pictou. She was an avid bowler, traveller and card player. She is survived by five daughters, Carol (Mrs. Peter MacKay), Braeshore; Norma (Mrs. Ian MacCara), Wabush, Lab.; Betty (Mrs. Jim Burns), Truro; Janice (Mrs. Ivan Millen Jr.), Westville; Janet (Mrs. Sam Matheson), Green Hill, Pictou County; six sons, Arnold Russell, Bob, Brian, Wayne, all of Durham; Floyd, Ivan, both of Scotsburn; seven sisters, Freda, Iva Nelson, Kori (Mrs. Odi Nickerson), all of Ontario; Joan, Truro; Margaret, Westville; Faye (Mrs. Harry Ernest), Onslow; Shirley Swan, New Annan; three brothers, Glen, Roache, both of Truro; Clifford, Ontario; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alice MacLellan, Onslow; 29 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Friday in Scotsburn United Church, Rev. Margie Whynott officiating. Burial will be in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to VON or Canadian Red Cross Society.

The Daley family is documented on the Cumberland County, NS messageboards.

3)MARY THOMPSON born 1860, age 11, NB 1871 Census

POSSIBLY this is her - MARY THOMPSON married JAMES ELWARD, April 21, 1879 Richibucto, Witnessed by ANN RICHARD, MARIE ROSE MAILLET

Richibucto 1881 Census
James ELWARD M Male Irish 24 New Brunswick Laborer Roman Catholic
Mary ELWARD M Female Irish 20 New Brunswick Roman Catholic
Alice G ELWARD Female Irish 4 New Brunswick Roman Catholic
Mary ELWARD Female Irish --- Born: 1 3/12 New Brunswick Roman Catholic

1891 Richibucto
Elward James ? 39 - NB Ire PEI RC Gen Lab
- " Mary ? 28 - - NB " " -
- " Alice ? 14 - NB NB NB RC "
- " Mary B ? 9 - - " " " "
- " ?Kathie ? 6 - - " " " "
- " Annie Maud ? 4 - - " " " "
- " Georgina ? 2 - - " " " " -


4)ELIZABETH THOMPSON, born 1866, age 5, NB 1871 Census

POSSIBLY this is her..
ELIZABETH THOMPSON married JOHN EDWARD WADE February 14, 1881 Richibucto, Witnessed by DAVID RICHARD and HARRIET LEGERE
Their Children
JOANNA WADE (F), 23 November 1882, REXTON, KE
IDA MAY WADE (F), 08 September 1887, REXTON, KE

Wade John ? 29 - - NB NB NB RC
- 20 " Elizabeth ? 25 - - " " " "
- 21 " Joarius ? 9 - - " " " "
- 22 " Ida ? 1 - - " " " " -

5)PETER THOMPSON, born 1863, age 8, NB 1871 Census

Jacques DOUCET Le 3 Mars J'ai baptise Jacques ni le 20 Jan du legitime mariage de JOSEPH DOUCET et de SOPHIE CHAMBERLAIN witnessed by ABRAHAM THOMPSON et CECELIE MOLONEY

Patrice DOUCET Le 2 Nov J'ai supplee les ceremonies de bapteme a Patrice ne le 8 Juillet dernier du legitime mariage de ONESIME DOUCET et de APOLLINE GALANT

6)JOSEPH THOMPSON, born 1868, age 3, NB 1871 Census

7)ANNE THOMPSON, Baptisms Rexton RC - on the same day (researcher's note - I think this is referring to November 5th 1871) I baptized Anne born the 6th Oct last of the lawful marriage of ABRAHAM THOMPSON and JOHANNA AYLWARD, Witnessed by CHARLES BABINAULT and URSULA POTTS

1849 St. Antoinne
Louisa Potts, dau of Robert Potts and Gertrude Muse
Ursula Potts, dau of Robert Potts and Gertrude Muse

does this George fit in this family somewhere? George Thompson and Alice Maillet married June 21, 1909

This is another line of Thompson's found in Kent County that I can't place anywhere...


THOMPSON ROBERT, was a Tinsmith, born September 8, 1828, ENGLAND, age 30 on the 1861 Census, age 40 on the 1871 Census Richibucto, NB., Enumerated with JAMES FLANNAGAN and his family on the 1881 Census at age 51 Occupation is Labourer, he was age 72 on the 1901 Census and Head of the household, Richibucto, NB., He immigrated to this country in 1846, he was of English origin, born in England Church of England, Labourer. ROBERT THOMPSON'S wife was MARY ANN CONROY, born November 15, 1829, she was age 32 Irish origin born in NB and RC on the 1861 Census, Born abt 1830 or 33, she was age 41 on the 1871 Census, age 71 on the 1901 Census, of Irish origin and born in NB, RC, ROBERT THOMPSON married MARY ANN CONROY October 29, 1850 St. Mary's Church of England, Richibucto, Witnessed by JANE NEALES, BRIDGET CONWAY AND GEORGE BETTS. On the 1901 Census they live next door to a Conway family, possibly his wife's mother, MARY CONROY, widow, age 46 born in Ireland, RC. Her children are WILLIAM 18, GEORGE 16, EDWARD 14, AMILDA 11 and JOHN CONROY age 9.


1)WILLIAM JOHN THOMPSON born about 1850 or 1851 in NB, he was age 11 on the 1861 Census, of English origin, RC 1871 Census in father's household age 20, age 30 on the 1881 Census.

2)ANN THOMPSON born about 1852 or 53 NB, she was age 9 on the 1861 Census, of English origin, RC 1871 Census in father's household age 18, she is maybe not living with her parents on the 1881 Census or POSSIBLY she was married to ANDREW FLANAGAN? There is a KATE FLANAGAN age 30 Irish origin born in NB, Dress Maker, Roman Catholic also noted in the same household as Robert and Mary Ann on the 1881 Census perhaps this is her but maybe not because her origin is noted as Irish as are the other Flanagan's while other Thompson's in the home are of English origin??.

3)MATTHEW THOMPSON born about 1854 or 55 NB, he was age 7 on the 1861 Census, of English origin, RC on the 1871 Census in father's household at age 16 and at age 27 as a Labourer in the 1881 Census.

4)ELIZABETH THOMPSON born about 1856 or 57 NB, she was age 5 on the 1861 Census, of English origin, RC 1871 Census in father's household, age 14, she is not living with her parents on the 1881 Census.

5)MARY ELENA THOMPSON, Mary A. was age 2 on the 1861 Census, age 11, English origin, RC, 1871 Census, she is age 20, living with her parents on the 1881 Census, born July 26, 1871 she was age 29 and single on the 1901 Census

6)ROBERT THOMPSON b 1861 was 3 months old on the 1861 Census but is not listed on the 1871 Census or 1881 Census in his parents home, perhaps he died young,

7)THOMAS EDWIN THOMPSON born 1864, age 7 on the 1871 Census NB, English origin, RC, age 17, Labourer living with parents on the 1881 census, not living with parents on the 1901 Census

8)CHARLES THOMPSON born March 10, 1872 is age 28 on the 1901 Census and noted as son.

Another family I can't match up is this one...

THOMPSON JAMES, Scotish origin, born about 1801 in Scotland, he was age 60 on the 1861 Census and head of household # 108, Church of England, Carpenter, he was born in 1833 and died December 29, 1865 at age 62, burial at Richibucto Protestant Cemetery, wife ELIZABETH ROBB, born about 1821 Scotish origin, born in Scotland, Church of England, she was age 40 on the 1861 Census, she was a Widow, age 50, born in Scotland, Church of England, English origin Servant born 1821 can read and write noted from 1871 Census. She is also noted as Mother, born about 1831, her parents were both born in Scotland on the 1891 Census. She is listed as Widow head of the household born December 25, 1821, Scotland, immigrated in 1842, age 79 on the 1901 Census. Elizabeth died July 8, 1908 age 86, Richibucto Protestant Cemetery.
The OPR indices for Dumfries, Lanark, and Fifeshire were checked, but I didn't have as much success as I had hoped. I believe the following are for Elizabeth Robb, b. 25 Dec 1821 and some of her siblings, plus the identity of her parents. These records are all in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire:

Christenings for Charles Robb & Elizabeth Dalling children
Elizabeth Robb, cr 3 Jan 1822
John Robb, cr 9 Apr 1828 [must have died young]
John Robb, cr 10 Oct 1830
Margaret Robb, cr 10 Mar 1826

1)JANE THOMPSON born about 1849, she was age 12 born in NB in her parents home on the 1861 Census baptised at 12 years old, December 16, 1860 St. Mary’s CofE, Richibucto, NB, POSSIBLY JANE THOMPSON married JAMES LONG March 22, 1871 St. Mary's Church of England, Richibucto, Witnessed by JOSEPH MICHAUD and JANE TWEEDIE

2)THOMAS ANDREW THOMPSON born November 7th 1858, age 7 on the 1861 Census, baptised at 6 years old, December 16, 1860, St. Mary’s CofE, Richibucto, NB, Head of Household at age 38, in the 1891 Census, Labourer, he was in his mother's household at age 42 and died in 1939, Burial at Richibucto Protestant Cemetery

3)SOPHIA WOOD THOMPSON born April 18, 1857 she was age 4 on the 1861 Census, age 13 born in NB, English origin, on the 1871 Census Sophia is noted as Servant working in home of N.A. COSTER, Minister, Church of England, on the 1881 Census she was wife of Albert Long age 23, wife age 34 born in NB and both parents born in Scotland on the 1891 Census, wife age 43 on the 1901 Census, baptised at 3 years old, December 16, 1860, St. Mary’s CofE, Richibucto, NB died March 30, 1911 aged 53 Richibucto Protestant Cemetery wife of ALBERT LONG who was born July 30, 1851, he was age 29 on the 1881 Census, born in NB., with Occupation Pilot, age 40 born in NB father born in Ireland mother born in NB, Church of England, Pilot on the 1891 Census where they lived close to David Thompson and his family, ALBERT and SOPHIA were married on July 14, 1875 Richibucto, Witnessed by WILLIAM SHADDRICK AND EMMA LONG

4)DAVID ROBB THOMPSON, b. 18 Jan 1843, Kouchibouguac
m. 20 Jun 1870, Richibucto Mary Ann Lawton
d. 7 Jun 1915, Rexton Richibucto Protestant Cemetery

5)WILLIAM JOHN THOMPSON, born May 10, 1846, NB., baptised at St. Mary’s CofE, Richibucto, NB, on January 1, 1847, Scottish origin, Church of England, *POSSIBLY a Servant working in Richibucto household during 1861 Census, at age 25 he is POSSIBLY living in St. Louis, born in NB, English origin, Farmer, Catholic along with wife MARY born 1842, she is age 29 born NB, Irish origin Catholic, their son JAMES THOMPSON is born 1867 age 4, NB, English origin, Catholic POSSIBLY this is their marriage record WILLIAM THOMPSON of Richibucto married MARY WOODS of Pamerton, January 15, 1866, Witnessed by JOHN GRATTON AND MARY WHALEN

6)FANNIE ISABELLA THOMPSON not listed in 1861 Census report, born 1861, age 10 on the 1871 Census, born in NB, CofE, English origin, died Jan 18 1886, age 25, Burial at Richibucto Protestant Cemetery with her father.

7)DIANA THOMPSON born or baptised on November 26, 1864 at St. Mary’s CofE, Richibucto, NB in Mother's household, 1871 Census, she is age 6, spelled Dianne, born in NB, 1865, noted as sister to Thomas in the 1891 Census, Seamstress, Dina, born September 4, 1873, single in mother's household at age 27, she died 1937, Richibucto Protestant Cemetery

8)DANIEL THOMPSON son age 4 born in NB, English origin born in 1867 noted on the 1871 Census

We can't find the following family anywhere after this 1861 Census report...

THOMPSON, James, Iri. Ireland, Pres. Labourer b abt 1825 wife Ann UNKNOWN Ire. Ireland, Pres. b abt 1827, Parish of Wellington, 1861 Census

Children are
Jane Ann b abt 1849 Iri. NB Pres.
Emily b abt 1851 Iri. NB Pres.
George b abt 1855 Iri. NB Pres.
Lucinda b abt 1859 Iri. NB Pres.

Next there is the Thompson/Ostle family of Richibucto
John Thompson born about 1823, Windsor, Nova Scotia, married Jane Ostle October 9, 1845 St. Mary's Church of England, Richibucto, Witnessed by James Wheten and Jonathan Ostle
His brother?
Hiram Thompson born May 10th 1828, NB., possibly in Windsor NS., he died in 1906, Burial at Richibucto Protestant Cemetery, of Irish origin, he was age 67, head of the household on the 1901 Census, Richibucto. He married Sarah Jane Mitchel born August 27, 1833 and died unknown burial at Richibucto Protestant Cemetery, They were married on December 23, 1851 MITCHEL, Sarah Jane Rich THOMPSON, Hiram Ric Dec. 23 1851 St. Mary's Church of England, Richibucto, Witnessed by Jonathan Ostle, (A)Elvinia Mitchel and Thomas V. Kane

Next on this list is Henry...

HENRY THOMPSON was born June 10, 1842 in New Brunswick, Canada, and died Aft. 1901 in Ford's Mills, Kent Co., New Brunswick, Canada. He married JULIA ANN MCDOUGALL February 04, 1871, daughter of ARCHIBALD MCDOUGAL and SARAH GRAHAM.
We know Henry and Julia's descendants and Henry's mother who was Mary Jane Marshall wife of Garcon Young but we don't know who was Henry's father?

and just to put a twist on this little mystery...
RUFINO OLIQUE THOMPSON (HENRY1) was born March 20, 1876 in Ford's Mill, Kent, New Brunswick, Canada and died 1953 in Salisbury, New Brunswick, Canada. He married LOUISA ISABELLA LAWSON October 14, 1903 in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada14, daughter of ROBERT LAWSON and MARGARET THOMPSON. Margaret was born 9 Jul 1859 in Northern Ireland and we don't know how she met Robert Lawson or which family she is connected to but somehow she ended up here and was known to have an Irish accent so we are guessing she arrived here as an adult. Otherwise there seems to be some connection between Margaret and the next family we can't place but we're not sure what that relationship might be....

JAMES THOMPSON born about 1814 in Londonderry, Ireland who came to this country in his 29th year, a resident of Bass River until the time of his death 22 October 1891, at age 82. he married Christianne Fearon born 1818 in Richibucto, they raised a large family - descendants are known.

living next door to James and Christiannne is found...

TIMPSON, Robert (Nelson?) born about 1814 in Belfast Ireland, Pres. Farmer noted on the 1861 Census, Widow and head of household on the 1871 Census at age 60, both of his parents were born in Ireland, His wife was Lucinda THOMPSON born about 1793 Londonderry, Ireland, She was Presbyterian and died before 1871, she is believed to have been a relative (sister?) of James Thompson who lived next door with his wife Christianne Fearon. Robert and Lucinda were married June 3, 1845 St. Mary’s CofE, Richibucto, Witnessed by James Thompson, Samuel Robertson

Believe it or not.... these Thompson/Thomsons' above are all from my "unrelated to me as far as I know" file!!!!

My own Thompson family is also of Irish origin and coincidentally it is a John Joseph Thompson born about 1804 Ireland and his wife Sarah Unknown born 1808 Tyrone, Ireland who is my brickwall point. He petitioned and received our land grant in 1840 but it may have been earlier because his namesake son is said to be born on the property 1834.

Children are
1)MARY ELIZA born 1830 in Richibucto, NB who married William Fearon and raised a large family in this area all known to me, he was brother of Christianne married to James Thompson above.

2)LUCINDA ANN born or baptized on Sept 9th 1832, in Richibucto, SAM BACON, Offic. Priest, she was married May 1st 1849 to JOHN MORTON, born 1829 and died in 1894, we don't know exactly when Lucinda died but it was before the 1861 Census and after 1859 - we don't know where she is buried.

3)JOHN JOSEPH THOMPSON JUNIOR, possibly born March 3rd? about 1834, Bass River, New Brunswick, he married Margaret Elizabeth Graham daughter of John and Ann Graham

4)SARAH JANE THOMPSON, born 1836 namesake of her mother, married DAVID LAWSON on September 4, 1855 Richibucto, Witnessed by GEORGE LAWSON and ISABELLA WHITAKER., they moved to St. John NB.

5)GEORGE HENRY THOMPSON, born March 15, 1839, Kent Co. NB., married Lucy Ann Ward - this is my direct line!!

6)DAVID THOMPSON, born 1841 in NB., is our mystery son! He was found in Puget Sound, Washington at the time of the reading of John Joseph Junior's will in 1892 but we have absolutely no additional info on him after the 1861 Census where he's listed as brother to John Joseph Jr.

7)MATILDA THOMPSON, born April 4, 1844, NB., married JOHN HENRY GRAHAM, who was born February 3, 1827, Kouchibouguac, NB., son of John and Ann Graham.

JOHN GRAHAM SENIOR and ANN were married 1818 Miramichi, NB. so that's where my search on Thompson's has led so far... not all of the above may be correct... there are tons of POSSIBLY connections so I'm very interested to compare notes with other researchers.

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Posted: 1106031230000
Classification: Query
I too am looking for a John Thompson, mine however hails from Galway Ireland I believe. He was born about 1845 and married a woman by the name of Ellen Murphy. They had at least two children, a daughter Helena who was born in 1881 and a son Robert born about 1888. Helena emigrated to Boston at the turn of the century (1900) and her younger brother followed in 1910. Helena is my great grandmother and I know very little more about her. She married a John Humphreys Harrington who was born in Cork in 1874 and also emigrated to Boston in the 1890's. They married in Boston probably in 1901.

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Thomas A. Murray (View posts)
Posted: 1123020491000
Classification: Query
My first reaction, Elaine, is to offer a bit on James B. Stymiest, in the family group below; to which I have added some of your information. As for the rest, nothing immediate comes to mind. If opportunity allows, I may look this over more carefully to see if anything occurs to me.


16. PHOEBE URQUHART b. Tabusintac 24JUL1818, d. Fairville, City of Saint John, Saint John Co., NB 10JAN1915 (or 6JUN1914), m. Newcastle, NB 26OCT1839 FRANCIS PEABODY STYMIEST [J3] (b. ca. 1816, d. Rexton, Kent Co., NB 10MAR1894), s/o Benjamin Gerritt and Charlotte Mary (Hierlihy) Stymiest.
In 1881, in Richibucto, Kent Co., NB, Peabody was age 65 and a farmer, and Phoebe was age 62. The whole family was b. NB and C. Presbyterian. Children were: Maria L. (38), Susan A. (26) and Benjamin (18.)
In Richibucto, Kent Co., 1901, ‘Pheobie Stymest’ lived with her grandson, James P. Wood (b. 19AUG1866.) Another such grandson would appear to be John H. Wood b. Richibucto 13MAY1863, s/o James M. and Margaret (Stymiest) Wood. It is not clear whether this Margaret might be the same as Maria; but it seems not all of their children are listed below. Other examples are a Peter Stymest of Kingston, Kent Co., NB who m. Maggie____; and a William Stymest who m. Mary Priscilla Thomson. These may well be children of Peabody and Phoebe as well.
161. MARIA L. STYMIEST b. ca. 1843
162. JAMES B. STYMIEST (assumed to be Peabody’s son), b. 25MAY1845, d. 1929, m. MARGARET (MAY/MAGGIE) THOMPSON (THOMSON) (b. PEI 26JUN1852, d. Mill Creek, Kent Co., NB 10JAN1902 (1901 on headstone) age 48 years.) Both are buried in St. Andrew’s United Church Cem., Rexton, Kent Co., NB; originally Presbyterian. He and his family are in Richibucto, Kent Co., NB in 1901; when one son was Francis P. Stymiest.
Maggie is said by Elaine (, Thompson board, 2JAN2005) to be the d/o William MacGregor and Margaret (Miller) Thomson. William was b. North Tyron, Prince Co., PEI 10OCT1824 and d. Rexton, Kent Co., NB. Margaret was b. Ireland ca. 1829.
1621. PHOEBE STYMIEST b. ca. 1878 (in 1891 census)
1622. MATILDA STYMISET b. ca. 1880 (in 1891 census)
1623. LOUISA STYMIEST (in 1891 census)
1624. LAMAR STYMIEST b. 12NOV1883
1625. JAMES STYMIEST b. 8OCT1885; possibly the James Ambrose Stymest who m. Kent Co., NB 25DEC1917 Agnes Ruth Richards. Also possibly the James A. Stymiest who d. Kent Co., NB 18OCT1954.
1626. JENNIE ORLENE STYMIEST b. Mill Creek, Kent Co., NB 4JUN1888, m. Kent Co., NB 29MAY1918 CHARLES A. SMITH
1627. FRANCIS J. P. STYMIEST b. Mill Creek, Kent Co., NB 20OCT1891
1628. BENJAMIN ALFRED STYMIEST b. Mill Creek, Kent Co., NB 7FEB1895, d. Mill Creek, Kent Co., NB 21APR1897 age 2 years

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Posted: 1137513416000
Classification: Query
Hi Elaine,

Maybe you can benefit from my PEI "not related as far as i know" file:

Gertrude Blanch Thompson (res: Albany PEI, parents Joseph Thompson (b: PEI) and Bella Rogerson) marrried (26 mar 1928) Leslie MacDonald

also have a marriage cert for William John Thompson who married Sadie Margaret Kinnear in 1946. His parents listed as John Thompson (b:Scotland) and Janet Rogerson. Not sure if janet and Bella above are related.

James Thompson (30) (born: PEI, Parents William and Susan married (apr 23rd 1898) Henrietta Gratto (23).
I also have a death certificate for a James Thompson born in Kensington PEI Nov 4th 1872, D: sep 29 1939 in Moncton. Parents listed as John Thompson and "Sassy or Sussy" Mac. Spouse listed as Henrietta Thompson.


Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Elaine Thompson (View posts)
Posted: 1137537413000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thompson
Hi Bob!
Thanks for the tips, I haven't found any of my Thompson's in PEI. There seems to be at least 2 groups of Thompson's coming from Ireland.

The first group arrived between 1803 and 1819. They were Church of England or Protestant in religion and first settled in Mirimichi, moving throughout the province following the Great Fire of 1825.

The next group of Thompson's arrived with the "Irish Famine" in the 1840's and were mostly Catholic in religion.

My Thompson's and I think your's too Bob, were both part of the first group coming from Mirimichi. They came to develop farmlands from the newly cleared forests. I think the forests had either already been cleared by the shipbuilding industry of the late 1700's or were still covered with trees and that is the case with my Thompson land grant. It seems the land was transferred around a lot between these early settlers and known shipbuilders/lumbering industries of the time.

Port of entry to Canada is still not known.

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Posted: 1237518290000
Classification: Query
Surnames: thompson
direct decendant of George and Alice Maillett
Thompson who were protestant.

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Posted: 1239645469000
Classification: Query
Hi Elaine,

I was reading through your information on the Thompson's you've found in your research.
My family isn't from PEI, we are in Ontario.. but some of the information and names looked familiar.

One paragraph caught my attention....

"My own Thompson family is also of Irish origin and coincidentally it is a John Joseph Thompson born about 1804 Ireland and his wife Sarah Unknown born 1808 Tyrone, Ireland who is my brickwall point. He petitioned and received our land grant in 1840 but it may have been earlier because his namesake son is said to be born on the property 1834."

My Thompson family is of Irish origin as well:

1. John Thompson (date unknown)

2. Thomas Thompson b. abt 1825 (Co. Tyrone)
married: Nancy Agnes Andrew (b. 1827)
October 1852 in Aghoghill, Co. Antrim

Thomas came to Canada in the 1870/80's with only his children:
Ann, John, Thomas, Andrew, Henry, Sarah Jane, Elizabeth and James.
I have found their marriage and a birth record for Henry from Co. Antrim.

Please feel free to email me

Thank you,
Aislynn Thompson

Re: John Thompson / PEI / Canada

Posted: 1240403405000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Thompson, Rutherford
My Thompson line is also from Ireland and settled in Ontario, Canada. My Joseph was born about 1800 in Armagh, Ireland, his wife was Isabella Rutherford. His father was John Thompson. Joseph immigrated with at least 2 brothers David(born about 1816), Samuel and William. I have been trying to figure out where they first landed when they arrived in Canada. It is possible they are connected to your PEI Thompsons and spread out from there.
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