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William Thompson

Birthplace: Faichfield, Lanarkshire, , Scotland
Death: circa 1687 (52-61)
Leith (now part of Edinburgh), Scotland
Place of Burial: Lanarkshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of William Thompson, Jr. and Janet Hay
Husband of Mary Fordyce
Father of Thomas Thompson; Marian Thompson; Hugh Thompson; Anthony Thompson; Richard Thompson and 5 others
Brother of Margaret W Thompson; John Thompson; Adam Thompson; Andrew Thompson; George Thompson and 2 others

Managed by: Laurence Rose
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About William Thompson

Lanarkshire, Scotland

References "Our William Thompson" by May Thompson Williamson (1941) & Jo hn Yanik (reference works of Josiah Van Kirk Thompson and Gustav Anjou) No te: Use Anjou's works with caution as there are several issues relat ed to him creating lines that never existed. Other: Excerpts from Josiah V anKirk Thompson's Journals

Cheralynn Wilson

Helen Wetnight, 365 Holly Hill Road, Oldsmar, FL 34677 who cites a handwritten 9 page document prepared by Katherine Mayes Thompson states he was declared heir after his father's death on 25 Apr 1633. William Thomson was a baker & a man of substance in the community & was burgess of Fairfield in Lanarkshire.

Lanarkshire is a former county in southern Scotland; Lanark was the county town. The county, sometimes called Clydesdale, was the scene of the defeat of the forces of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Langside in 1568. The Covenanters fought several battles in Lanarkshire in the 17th century. With the exploitation of local iron ore and coal in the 19th century, northern Lanarkshire, especially the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area, became Scotland 's major industrial region. In 1975 Lanarkshire was incorporated into the newly created Strathclyde Region.

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William Thompson's Timeline

September 7, 1630
Faichfield, Lanarkshire, , Scotland
May 17, 1658
Age 27
March 9, 1659
Age 28
Faichfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 10, 1660
Age 30
Edinborough, Midlothian, Scotland
May 3, 1662
Age 31
Faichfield, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 8, 1663
Age 33
Lanarkshire, Scotland
January 3, 1665
Age 34
Lanarkshire, Scotland
March 19, 1666
Age 35
Lanarkshire, Scotland
June 3, 1668
Age 37
Lanarkshire, Scotland