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Jane Bourne

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Death: February 4, 1862 (83-91)
Gravesend, UK
Place of Burial: Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Reverend John Bourne and Anna Catherine Bourne
Wife of Benjamin Thompson
Mother of Jane Thompson; Benjamin B Blaydes Thompson 2nd; William Henry Thompson; Thomas Thompson and George Thompson
Sister of Dorothy Bourne; Dr Henry Bourne and Elizabeth Bourne
Half sister of Anne Bourne and William Bourne

Occupation: Engraver
Managed by: Victoria Mary Thompson
Last Updated:

About Jane Bourne

I LOVE this woman as she had an occupation of her own. She was an engraver ie she engraved portraits if people onto metal plates so as they could be printed; a very exacting craft. Her work is sometimes attributed to J. Thompson but also to I. Thompson.

In the book "British Mezzotinto Portraits" .

By John Chaloner Smith Published 1884 is the following entry under the heading Jane Thompson, J Thompson 

1. (John) Bourne. J R Smith

directed, facing, and looking slightly to the left, wig, high coat-collar, spotted vest, under J R Smith, delt. Jane Thompson sculpt Revd Mr. Bourne. .

Born, Feb 14th, 1729-30; educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, entered the church, and became rector of Sutton, and vicar of South Wingfield, Co. Derby. He died at Spital, near Chesterfield 13th June 1806.

2. Miss Thompson

in grounded border, directed to, facing and looking upwards towards left, with string of pearls in hair, dark dress, frill round throat, landscape in background. Under painted by John Raphael Smith*, Engraved by Jane Thompson. Mifs Thompson.

Probably a sister of Mr Benjamin Thompson

  • John Raphael Smith was a renowned artist of the time and it was he who painted the two portraits I have of Benjamin and Jane Thompson.

Inscription on a tombstone in Meopham, Kent:- 199. (J10) Pedestal, high with urn half covered in drapery North facing: Sacred to the memory / of / CAROLINE / the devoted wife of / THOMAS THOMPSON / who died / 18th December 1878 / aged 73 years / "Rest in the Lord" / also the above / THOMAS THOMPSON / born November 24th 1812 / died February 26th 1884 / "God shall wipe away all tears" / Rev. VII 17 ver. East facing: Sacred to the memory / of / JANE / relict of the late / BENJAMIN THOMPSON Esq. / of Red Hill Lodge / Nottinghamshire / and youngest daughter of the / Revd JOHN BOURNE / rector of Sutton Derbyshire / she died / on the 4th day of February 1862 / in her 87th year / "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy" / Psalm 126 15 ver. / this tomb / was erected by her affectionate / and only surviving son / THOMAS THOMPSON / of this parish.

I have been unable to find her recorded as dying on this date in Kent, I think it is possible that she is infact not buried in this grave as the wording says "Sacred to the memory of".

I have found a record of a Jane Thompson who died in the first quarter of 1862 at Kingston, Surrey and think this may be her, but there are several Jane Thompsons who died in that quarter.

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Jane Bourne's Timeline

October 13, 1775
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
April 1803
Age 28
November 4, 1804
Age 29
Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Age 31
Age 40
Age 40
February 4, 1862
Age 87
Gravesend, UK
4, 1862
Age 87
Kent, England