Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family

The

Thom(p)sons

were

one

of

the

Reiving

families

of

the

lawless

Anglo-Scottish

borderlands.

For

the

best

part

of

300

years,

the

Border

Reivers

raided

on

both

sides

of

the

border

from

Dumfriesshire

to

the

high

wastes

of

East

Cumbria,

from

Roxburghshire

to

Redesdale,

and

from

the

lonely

valley

of

Liddesdale,

to

the

fortress

city

of

Carlisle

and east to Edinburgh.

During

the

Lowland

Clearances,

Clan

Thomson

was

decimated

by

removals

to

America,

Australian

penal

colonies,

England's

armies,

Ireland

and

elsewhere.

The

women

married

into

other

names

and

the

fact

that

Thomsons

had

BEEN

a

clan/family

was

largely

forgotten.

For

a

period

of

more

than

40

years,

there

are

no

recorded

Thomson

births

in the region and the clan disappeared from view and history.

However,

research

begun

in

2008

revealed

Thomsons

had

been

a

clan

in

the

Borders

at

least

as

early

as

the

1400s

and

had

been

specifically

included

by

name

in

two

separate

Acts

of

the

Scottish

Parliament.

In

2012,

Lord

Lyon

recognized

Clan

Thompson

International

(Clan

Thom(p)son

Society)

as

the

only

clan/society

representing Thom(p)sons worldwide.

Thom(p)sons,

although

claimed

as

septs

by

numerous

clans,

are,

and always have been, an independent lowland clan.

Lord

Lyon

also

determined

the

spelling

of

the

name

would

include

the

"p"

as

being

more

common

in

the

diaspora

-

both

names

are

the

same.

Join

us

as

we

continue

to

make

discoveries

about

our

past

and

help

other Thom(p)sons find theirs.

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The Thom(p)sons were one of the Reiving

families of the lawless Anglo-Scottish

borderlands. For the best part of 300 years, the

Border Reivers raided on both sides of the

border from Dumfriesshire to the high wastes of

East Cumbria, from Roxburghshire to Redesdale,

and from the lonely

valley of Liddesdale, to

the fortress city of

Carlisle and east to

Edinburgh.

During the Lowland

Clearances, Clan Thomson was decimated by

removals to America, Australian penal colonies,

England's armies, Ireland and elsewhere. The

women married into other clans and the fact

that Thomsons had BEEN a clan was largely

forgotten. For a period of more than 40 years,

there are no recorded Thomson births in the

region and the clan disappeared from view and

history.

However, research begun in 2008 revealed

Thomsons had been a clan in the Borders at

least as early as the 1400s and had been

specifically included by name in two separate

Acts of the Scottish Parliament. In 2012, Lord

Lyon recognized Clan Thompson International

(Clan Thom(p)son Society) as the only

clan/society representing Thom(p)sons

worldwide.

Thom(p)sons,

although claimed as

septs by numerous

clans, are and

always have been

an independent

clan.

Lord Lyon also determined the spelling of

the name would include the "p" as being more

common in the diaspora - both names are the

same

Join us as we continue to make discoveries

about our past and help other Thom(p)sons find

theirs.

Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family
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A Proud Border Reiving Family
JOIN US! You can be a member of the best (we think) Scottish Clan Society in the world. As a member, you are helping to support and grow your society. Although we are one of the oldest clans, we are also one of the youngest clan societies (matriculated society arms in 2012). Other clans/societies have been in full operation, building their membership base, outreach, games participation, etc. for many years. We’re still catching up and your membership dues are our primary source of income. Join the only clan or society recognized by Lyon Court as THOMSON / THOMPSON worldwide. You will receive copies of our Veritas newsletter (published quarterly).We also maintain subscriptions to a number of genealogy sites to provide assistance with your ‘dead ends.’ What can all clans and societies offer to their members? It’s called a “Name of Their Own.” That means that your surname is confirmed by Lord Lyon of Scotland to ONE and ONLY ONE clan/society and you have a ‘home’ within. No other clan can claim to have your name or be your clan. If your surname, or an ancestor’s surname, is one of the many Thom(p)son spelling variations, there is only one place you belong. Here.
Clan Thom(p)son Society
Membership Options

Annual Memberships (Under age 65)

Individual - $30.00

Couple - $50.00

Annual SENIOR Membership (65 and over)

Individual - $25.00

Couple - $40.00

LIFE Membership

Individual - $250.00

Couple - $400.00

Click to download printable application
or
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JOIN US! You can be a member of the best (we think) Scottish Clan Society in the world. As a member, you are helping to support and grow your society. Although we are one of the oldest clans, we are also one of the youngest clan societies (matriculated society arms in 2012). Other clans/societies have been in full operation, building their membership base, outreach, games participation, etc. for many years. We’re still catching up and your membership dues are our primary source of income. Join the only clan or society recognized by Lyon Court as THOMSON / THOMPSON worldwide. You will receive copies of our Veritas newsletter (published quarterly).We also maintain subscriptions to a number of genealogy sites to provide assistance with your ‘dead ends.’ What can all clans and societies offer to their members? It’s called a “Name of Their Own.” That means that your surname is confirmed by Lord Lyon of Scotland to ONE and ONLY ONE clan/society and you have a ‘home’ within. No other clan can claim to have your name or be your clan. If your surname, or an ancestor’s surname, is one of the many Thom(p)son spelling variations, there is only one place you belong. Here.
To become a member, please select your preferred membership and join via our secure server with your credit card. Or, complete the membership application and mail it in with your check - we still take checks! :)
A Proud Border Reiving Family
Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family
Membership Options

Annual Memberships (Under age 65)

Individual - $30.00

Couple - $50.00

Annual SENIOR Membership (65 and over)

Individual - $25.00

Couple - $40.00

LIFE Membership

Individual - $250.00

Couple - $400.00

Choose Your Membership Type

Click to download printable application or JOIN OUR FLOCK
Choose Your Membership
How did you find us?
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Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family
We’re here to help!

Clan Secretary

Annette Mentzer 1600 Forest Ridge Pl Mt Vernon Washington 98273 USA t: 206-948-4173 e: admin@clanthompson.org

Contact

Officers/Directors/Commissioners

Officers:

President:

Allan Thompson, allan@clanthompson.org

Vice-President:

Cheryll Thompson, cheryll@clanthompson.org

Secretary:

Annette Mentzer, admin@clanthompson.org

Membership Secretary:

Paul Jarnagin, paul@clanthompson.org

Treasurer:

Jim Mentzer, jim@clanthompson.org

Directors:

International Representative:

Ernest Thompson, aus@clanthompson.org

Thomas B. Thompson, tombo@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, allan@clanthompson.org

Sherry Anderson, sherry@clanthompson.org

Commissioners:

Heidi Thompson (genealogist), Indiana, heidi@clanthompson.org Duke Thompson, Florida, JEEPnGPS@gmail.com Ernest Thompson, Australia/International, aus@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, Indiana/Mid-west, allan@clanthompson.org Stirling Thompson, New England, stu@clanthompson.org Cheryll Thompson cheryll@clanthompson.org and Paul Jarnagin paul@clanthompson.org, Texas Tom and Mary Thompson, Tennessee, moira@clanthompson.org James and Annette Mentzer, Washington, jim@clanthompson.org Michael Thompson michaelpt@clanthompson and Maggie Jones maggie@clanthompson.org Colorado

Membership Secretary

Paul Jarnagin 232 County Rd 2321 Nacogdoches Texas 75961 USA e: paul@clanthompson.org
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Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family

Clan Secretary

Annette Mentzer 1600 Forest Ridge Pl Mt Vernon Washington 98273 USA t: 206-948-4173 e: admin@clanthompson.org

Contact

Officers/Directors/Commissioners

Membership Secretary

Paul Jarnagin 232 County Rd 2321 Nacogdoches Texas 75961 USA e: paul@clanthompson.org
We’re here to help!
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Officers:

President:

Allan Thompson, allan@clanthompson.org

Vice-President:

Cheryll Thompson, cheryll@clanthompson.org

Secretary:

Annette Mentzer, admin@clanthompson.org

Membership Secretary:

Paul Jarnagin, paul@clanthompson.org

Treasurer:

Jim Mentzer, jim@clanthompson.org

Directors:

International Representative:

Ernest Thompson, aus@clanthompson.org

Thomas B. Thompson, tombo@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, allan@clanthompson.org

Sherry Anderson, sherry@clanthompson.org

Commissioners:

Heidi Thompson (genealogist), Indiana, heidi@clanthompson.org Duke Thompson, Florida, JEEPnGPS@gmail.com Ernest Thompson, Australia/International, aus@clanthompson.org Allan Thompson, Indiana/Mid-west, allan@clanthompson.org Stirling Thompson, New England, stu@clanthompson.org Cheryll Thompson cheryll@clanthompson.org and Paul Jarnagin paul@clanthompson.org, Texas Tom and Mary Thompson, Tennessee, moira@clanthompson.org James and Annette Mentzer, Washington, jim@clanthompson.org Michael Thompson michaelpt@clanthompson and Maggie Jones maggie@clanthompson.org Colorado
A Proud Border Reiving Family
Clan Thom(p)son Society
LINKS
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Links of Particular Interest to Ladies
Links of Particular Interest for Men:
Reiver Links:
Other Scottish links:
Scottish food links:
Commercial links:
Newspapers, periodicals, books and maps:
Genealogy Links:
Pay Genealogy Sites:
Free Software:
Genealogy for Kids:
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LINKS
LINKS
Links of Particular Interest to Ladies
Links of Particular Interest for Men:
Reiver Links:
Other Scottish links:
Scottish food links:
Clan Thom(p)son Society
A Proud Border Reiving Family
Commercial links:
Newspapers, periodicals, books and maps:
Genealogy Links:
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Genealogy for Kids
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Clan Thom(p)son Society
We’ll be at these 2021 GAMES! Join us!
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Continuing worries about Covid-19 and new variants continue to affect highland games for this year. Some of our commissioners are unwilling to be exposed to hundreds of strangers while working clan tents and many of the games have yet to provide confirmed masking/distancing/other precautions in place for their games. Other games have shortened their normal 2 day games to a single day and, regrettably, if the commissioner has a long drive to attend the games it’s really not worth it for a 1 day game. A myriad of considerations from the viewpoint of the games committees including probable attendee numbers and financial constraints and from the clans as to whether to encourage exposure of our commissioners and members. Currently, these are the games we plan to attend:
August 21 - 22 - Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering, Daly Mansion, Hamilton, MT http://www.bcgg.org/ 2021 AGM
September 11 - 12 - Kelso Highlander Festival, Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso, Washington https://www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival
June 5 - Old Orchard Beach Festival, Veterans Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, ME http://www.oob365.com/
September 11 - Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival, Warner Park, Nashville, TN https://www.midtenngames.com/
September 17 - 19 - New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, Loon Mountain, NH https://nhscot.org
October 10 - Scotland Connecticut Highland Games, Waldo Homestead Event area, Scotland, CT https://scotlandgames.org
September 17 - Oklahoma ScotFest, Broken Arrow Events Complex, Broken Arrow, OK
November 11 - 13 - Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, Salado Civic Center, Salado, TX https://saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games/
October 24, 2020 - Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games, South Spring Baptist Church campus, Tyler, TX https://tylerscottishfest.weebly.com
August 21 - Maine Highland Games and Festival, TThomas Point Beach, Brunswick, ME https://mainehighlandgames.org/maine-highland-games/
August 21 - 22 - Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering, Daly Mansion, Hamilton, MT http://www.bcgg.org/ 2021 AGM
September 11 - 12 - Kelso Highlander Festival, Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso, Washington https://www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival
June 5 - Old Orchard Beach Festival, Veterans Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, ME http://www.oob365.com/
September 11 - Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival, Warner Park, Nashville, TN https://www.midtenngames.com/
September 17 - 19 - New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, Loon Mountain, NH https://nhscot.org
October 10 - Scotland Connecticut Highland Games, Waldo Homestead Event area, Scotland, CT https://scotlandgames.org
September 17 - Oklahoma ScotFest, Broken Arrow Events Complex, Broken Arrow, OK
November 11 - 13 - Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, Salado Civic Center, Salado, TX https://saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games/
October 24, 2020 - Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games, South Spring Baptist Church campus, Tyler, TX https://tylerscottishfest.weebly.com
August 21 - Maine Highland Games and Festival, TThomas Point Beach, Brunswick, ME https://mainehighlandgames.org/maine-highland-games/
A Proud Border Reiving Family
We’ll be at these 2021 GAMES! Join us!
Clan Thom(p)son Society
Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved
Continuing worries about Covid-19 and new variants continue to affect highland games for this year. Some of our commissioners are unwilling to be exposed to hundreds of strangers while working clan tents and many of the games have yet to provide confirmed masking/distancing/other precautions in place for their games. Other games have shortened their normal 2 day games to a single day and, regrettably, if the commissioner has a long drive to attend the games it’s really not worth it for a 1 day game. A myriad of considerations from the viewpoint of the games committees including probable attendee numbers and financial constraints and from the clans as to whether to encourage exposure of our commissioners and members. Currently, these are the games we plan to attend:
August 21 - 22 - Bitterroot Celtic Games & Gathering, Daly Mansion, Hamilton, MT http://www.bcgg.org/ 2021 AGM
September 11 - 12 - Kelso Highlander Festival, Tam O'Shanter Park, Kelso, Washington https://www.kelso.gov/visitors/highlander-festival
June 5 - Old Orchard Beach Festival, Veterans Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach, ME http://www.oob365.com/
September 17 - 19 - New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival, Loon Mountain, NH https://nhscot.org
October 10 - Scotland Connecticut Highland Games, Waldo Homestead Event area, Scotland, CT https://scotlandgames.org
August 21 - Maine Highland Games and Festival, TThomas Point Beach, Brunswick, ME https://mainehighlandgames.org/maine-highland-games/
September 17 - Oklahoma ScotFest, Broken Arrow Events Complex, Broken Arrow, OK
November 11 - 13 - Salado Scottish Gathering and Highland Games, Salado Civic Center, Salado, TX https://saladomuseum.org/scottish-gathering-and-highland-games/
October 23, 2021 - Tyler Scottish Festival & Highland Games, South Spring Baptist Church campus, Tyler, TX https://tylerscottishfest.weebly.com
September 11 - Middle Tennessee Highland Games & Celtic Festival, Percy Warner Park, Nashville, TN https://www.midtenngames.com/
A Proud Border Reiving Family
Clan Thom(p)son Society
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PRIVACY POLICY Website Visitors Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information Certain visitors to our website may interact with us in ways that require us to gather personally- identifying information. The amount and type of information that Clan Thom(p)son Society (hereinafter noted as CTS) gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with us are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, we collect such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction. CTS does not disclose personally- identifying information other than as described below. Those not engaging with purchasing activities in the Store or Membership area have no personal information gathered at all, including IP address. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally- identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website- related activities (Store/Membership). Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information CTS discloses potentially personally-identifying information only to those that (i) need to know that information in order to provide services available at CTS’ website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. CTS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information to anyone. Other than to its Directors and Membership Secretary and secure- gateway processors (2checkout, Square and/or Paypal) CTS discloses potentially personally- identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when CTS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of CTS, third parties or the public at large. CTS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally- identifying information. Cookies A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. CTS may use cookies to help CTS identify and track visitors, their usage of CTS‘ website, and their website access preferences. CTS’ visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using CTS’ website, with the drawback that certain features of CTS’ website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. Business Transfers If CTS, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that CTS goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of CTS may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy. Privacy Policy Changes Although most changes are likely to be minor, CTS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in CTS’ sole discretion. CTS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. Change log: No changes to date.
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