Martha Thompson

Female14 August 1820–1 December 1894

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Thompson was born on 14 August 1820, in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Thompson, was 23 and her mother, Agnes Hirst, was 26. She married Joseph Kirkby Abbott about 1841, in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 1 December 1894, at the age of 74.

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Joseph Kirkby Abbott
Martha Thompson
Marriage: about 1841

Sources (5)

  • Martha Thompson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Thompson, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Martha Thompson, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1841Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

    Age 1

    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.


    Age 3

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.


    Age 23

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name T(h)om(me) (see Thom ) + -son ‘son of Tom’. Thomson is usually the Scottish form, that with the intrusive -p- being English. Both forms are common in Ireland. The surname Thompson is also very common among African Americans.

    Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen and of its Swedish cognate Thomsson. Compare Thomson .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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