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Lord Thomson of Fleet
« on: December 23, 2007, 01:59:58 PM »
(The following is an excerpt from Russell Braddon:  Roy Thomson of Fleet Street, London, 1965.)

See Russell Braddon:  Roy Thomson of Fleet Street, London, 1965.

1 “David and Andrew”:  David Thomson (1760 – 1834) married Mary Glendenning  (1767 – 1847) and emigrated along with their first four children to Canada in 1796 and settled on the South ½ of Lot 24, Concession 1, Scarborough Township.  Click on Thomson Genealogy for their family records.  Andrew settled next to David on the South ½ of Lot 23.

2  “York”:  The Town of York was founded in 1793 by Governor Simcoe in the area of what is now Front and Sherbourne Streets in Toronto.  The Thomsons settled in York County, Scarborough Township approximately 10 miles north east of The Town of York, immediately north of what is now Lawrence Avenue between Brimley and McCowan Roads.  At the time, they likely described their home as “York” because that was the closest settlement, and they were located in York County.

3  “Monteith Street” runs east of Church Street just north of Wellesley Street East.

Genealogy

The above account suggests the following lineage:

Generation One
Andrew Thomson, a stone mason in eighteenth century Scotland.

Andrew Thomson had seven children:

    * William Thomson who stayed in Scotland.
    * Archibald Thomson, second child.
    * David Thomson, a younger son.
    * Andrew Thomson, a younger son.
    * John Thomson, a younger son.
    * 2 more children.


Generation Two
Archibald Thomson, father of a large family and a master carpenter who immigrated to Canada in 1773.  He built a homestead close to those of his brothers David and Andrew in the late 1790’s.

Archibald Thomson had a large family and his youngest son was:

    * George Thomson

David Thomson who immigrated to Canada in 1796 and built a homestead.  This is almost certainly David Thomson (1760 – 1834)  who married Mary Glendenning  (1767 – 1847) who along with their first four children emigrated to Canada in 1796 and settled on the South ½ of Lot 24, Concession 1, Scarborough Township.  Please click on The Thomson Family for this line.

Andrew Thomson who immigrated to Canada in 1796 and built a homestead.  This is likely Andrew Thomson who settled on the South ½ of Lot 23 “next door” to David Thomson and Mary Glendenning.  Please click on Andrew Thomson for this line.
 

Generation Three
George Thomson married and had ten children, one of whom was:

    * Hugh Thomson, born 1834


Generation Four
Hugh Thomson, born 1834,  married circa 1862 to Mary Nichol Sylvester from Markham.

HughThomson and Mary had three sons:

    * two sons
    * Herbert Thomson, the youngest son.

The Thomsons moved to New York where Hugh Thomson either died or disappeared.  The family then returned to Markham where Mary married a widower William Pethick who had two sons of his own.  Mary and William had three more children.
 

Generation Five
Herbert Thomson worked as a  barber at the Grosvenor Hotel and lived on Monteith Street in Toronto.

Herbert married in 1893 to Alice Coombs who had been brought out from Bath by her aunt, Mrs. Hislop who owned a hotel near the Bowmanville Railway Station.

Herbert and Alice had two sons:
 

    * Roy Herbert Thomson, born on June 5, 1894
    * Carl Thomson, born circa 1896


Generation Six
Roy Herbert, 1st Lord Thomson of Fleet
Born in 1894.
Died in 1976 and was succeeded by his son:

    * Kenneth R. Thomson, 2nd Lord Thomson of Fleet
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