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John Thompson, IV

Birthplace: Preston Capes (Present Daventry), Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Preston Capes (Present Daventry), Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Thompson, III and Mrs. Thompson
Husband of Alice Thompson; Katherine Mirable and Alice Parke
Father of Dorothy Thompson; Thomas Thompson; Lt. John Thomson; William Thompson; Mary Wise and 5 others

Occupation: of Preston, UK
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About Rev. John Thompson

John Thompson, born Abt. 1585 in Shropshire?, Northamptonshire, England; died November 06, 1626 in Little Preston, Northamptonshire, England.


  1. Katherine Mirable
  2. Bef. May 01, 1616 in Preston Capes, Northhamptonshire, England to Alice Freeman (1593-1644).
  • She was the daughterof Henry Freeman and Margaret Edwards.
  • She married 2nd to Robert Park.


  • 2 MARY, b. Nov. 14, 1619, m. Rev. Richard Blinman.
  • 3 DOROTHY, b. July 2, 1621, d. Oct. 19, 1621.
  • 4 BRIDGET, b. Sept. 11, 1622, m. George Denison in 1640 (No. 14), Denison family, d. 1643.
  • 5 DOROTHY, b. July 5, 1624, m. Thomas Park (No. 4), that family.
  • 6 NATHANIEL, b. Oct. 15, 1625.
  • 7 MARTHA, b. Dec. 17, 1626.


  • John Thompson, in the year 1626, was living at 'Little Preston' in the Parish of Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England, with his wife Alice, and children. On the sixth day of November in that year, 1626, John Thompson made his will, signing the name in that form; both forms of spelling, with and without the 'h' are, however, used indiscriminately in the body of the will, and on the parish register. When the eleventh day of April 1627, came around, John Thompson was dead, and at that date his will was probated in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Alice was probably the second wife of John Thompson. The son Thomas, who is mentioned in the will, was, doubtless, child of the first wife, and the eldest son, by reason of a better inheritance than the others received. Thomas probably remained in England. We do not know what date the widow with her children came to America, but previous to 1640 she was living at Roxbury, Mass. Probably it was there that daughter Mary was married to Rev. Richard Blinman of Glouchester, Mass. The Thompson family in their English home held a high position, their social status being next to that of the county families. Mistress Alice must have been a lady of character and refinement. Her success in bringing her children through all their troubles and so well preparing them for the duties of life which they assumed, testifies to this. She m. 2d, Robert Park."


  • 1627 - John THOMPSON's will was probated in 1627 at Canterbury, England. The son, Thomas, mentioned in the will was probably by a former marriage. Children of John and Alice THOMPSON were: Mary THOMPSON m. Rev. Richard BLINMAN of Gloucester, Mass; Dorothy; Bridget THOMPSON, born 11 Sept. 1622, m. 1640 George DENISON; Dorothy THOMPSON m. Thomas PARK of Wethersfield, Conn.; Nathaniel; and Martha. Wildley, Anna Chesebrough, GENEALOGY of the DESCENDANTS of WILLIAM CHESEBROUGH (1903), pp.518-519."

Descendant Notes

Ancestor with Alice of Diana Princess of Wales, thru Dorothy; Ancestor of Louisa May Alcott.

Ancestor of Paul Mellon (1907-); Ancestor of Gen George McClellan; Ancestor of Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan; of Louisa May Alcott with wife Alice thru dau Mary. Also Montgomery Clift [Robert, Notable Kin I.]



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Rev. John Thompson's Timeline

January 30, 1577
Preston Capes (Present Daventry), Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
July 12, 1590
Age 13
Romford, Essex, England
April 12, 1608
Age 31
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
Age 32
Essex, England, (PresentUK)
December 23, 1616
Age 39
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
Age 39
Northamptonshire, England
Age 40
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, , England
November 14, 1619
Age 42
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, England
November 14, 1619
Age 42
Preston Capes, Northamptonshire, UK
September 11, 1622
Age 45
Preston Capes, Parish, Northamptonshire, England