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James R THOMSON & Mary B MENZIES

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Bap V18434493 47/1843 THOMPSON MARGARET - JAMES - MARGARET

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Presbyterian Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Lawrence in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1843
No. 204 When Baptised: May 28th 1843 When Born: May 1st 1843 Margaret - James Thompson & Margaret Ferguson Abode: Sussex St Sydney Quality or Profession: Labourer By whom the Ceremony was performed: James Fullerton

No. 205 When Baptised: May 28th 1843 When Born: May 1st 1843 Robert - James Thompson & Margaret Ferguson Abode: Sussex St Sydney Quality or Profession: Labourer By whom the Ceremony was performed: James Fullerton

Looks to be a different family.
 
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May not be easy to determine that, Dave.. there are 2x Wm Thompson and 1x James Thomson on that ship..

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Scotland? At sea?

Richard Cunliffe Thomson
Birth Date: 31 Aug 1881
Birth Place: North Leith, Midlothian
Father: James Richard Thomson
Mother: Mary Breckenridge Menzies Thomson
FHL Film Number: 232688
Reference ID: v 692-1 p 202

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Hello. I am new to this site but Richard Cunliffe Thomson is my great grandfather and I am keen to find out more information about the family esp James Richard Thomson.
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Hello and welcome to the Forum.

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Hello and welcome to the Forum.

Everything found so far is in the posts on this forum.

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Thanks Dave.
I am wondering if anyone knows what James Richard Thomson did after he left Callao. I believe he was already married to Mary Menzies and they had one child (James stedman) in Peru but then they went to Glasgow, I think, for a couple of years before returning to Australia. I believe they had another two children in Glasgow (Ellen newton and Richard cunliff) and then three more when they returned to Sydney.
I just wonder what James Richard did for work when he went back to Glasgow.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Meredith
 

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Ellen is the connection to my tree so I have a copy of her birth reg. Some of it is hard to read.

Birth 1879 THOMSON ELLEN NEWTON F 490/ 437 Stirling
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1979 BIRTHS in the Parish of Stirling in the Burgh of Stirling
No. 437 Ellen Newton Thomson - 1879 November Twelfth 9 h. 30m A.M. 17 Abercromby Place Stirling - F - James Richard Thomson Marine Engineer (Superintendent) Mary Brekinridge Thomson M.S. Menzies
1877 May 19 or 29 ? Callao, Peru - James R Thomson Father (present) - 1879 November 29th at Stirling Eben Gentleman Registrar

Birth 1881 THOMSON RICHARD CUNLIFF M 692/1 604 Leith North

I don't have the births after 1881 after arrival back in Australia by 1886, which I also don't have.

New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW) - Fri 3 Sep 1886 [Issue No.499] Page 6004
NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT.
No. 6,665. Hunter's Hill, 1 acre 0 roods 18¼ perches, at Woolwich, lots 3 to 7 of section 1, of Clarke's subdivision, and part of 16 acres granted to J. Clarke.
James Richard Thomson Hunter's Hill 11 Nov., 1886


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Ellen is the connection to my tree so I have a copy of her birth reg. Some of it is hard to read.

Birth 1879 THOMSON ELLEN NEWTON F 490/ 437 Stirling
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1979 BIRTHS in the Parish of Stirling in the Burgh of Stirling
No. 437 Ellen Newton Thomson - 1879 November Twelfth 9 h. 30m A.M. 17 Abercromby Place Stirling - F - James Richard Thomson Marine Engineer (Superintendent) Mary Brekinridge Thomson M.S. Menzies
1877 May 19 or 29 ? Callao, Peru - James R Thomson Father (present) - 1879 November 29th at Stirling Eben Gentleman Registrar

Birth 1881 THOMSON RICHARD CUNLIFF M 692/1 604 Leith North

I don't have the births after 1881 after arrival back in Australia by 1886, which I also don't have.

New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW) - Fri 3 Sep 1886 [Issue No.499] Page 6004
NOTICE UNDER REAL PROPERTY ACT.
No. 6,665. Hunter's Hill, 1 acre 0 roods 18¼ perches, at Woolwich, lots 3 to 7 of section 1, of Clarke's subdivision, and part of 16 acres granted to J. Clarke.
James Richard Thomson Hunter's Hill 11 Nov., 1886


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Thank you, Dave.
that’s great.
 

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The date is hard to read.

Also, having another look it does not seem to read Marine. It is too long so it is probably Mechanical.

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The Registrar's name was confirmed from another source.

Registrar's Office, 2 Dumbarton Road — Eben. Gentleman, ...
 

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Thanks Val.

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW) - Mon 29 Oct 1894 p.2
Mr. James Richard Thomson, manager of the Atlas Works, Woolwich, has been elected an alderman for East Ward of the borough of Hunter's-Hill, vice Alderman Oswald M'Master, resigned.

The occupation in the marriage is Mechanical not Marine I now believe.

Looks as though he worked on steam engines so could be called marine or mechanical engineer.

The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) - Fri 7 Jul 1882 p.4
PATENT for " Improvements in Valves for the Air Pumps of Steam Engines" (a communication from James Richard Thomson, of 20 Pitt-street, Bonnington, Edinburgh, Scotland).—This is to notify that ARTHUR LATIMER M'CREDIE, of 20 Wynyard-street, Sydney, New South Wales, engineer, did, on the thirtieth day of June, 1882, deposit at the office of the Registrar-General, in Melbourne, a specification, or instrument in writing, under his hand and seal, ...
 
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Another error.

NSW Death 21235/1947 THOMPSON RICHARD CUNLIFFE - JAMES RICHARD - MARY BRECKENBRIDGE - INVERELL * 15 Jul 1947
 

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