James Thomson

3 February 1813–
Kilmadock, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Thomson was born on 3 February 1813, his father, Moses Thompson, was 40 and his mother, Catherine Murdoch, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Moses Thompson
1772–
Catherine Murdoch
1773–
Margaret Thomson
1804–
James Thomson
1806–
Margaret Thomson
1808–1894
James Thomson
1813–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1815

Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 4

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 34

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Name Meaning

Scottish spelling of Thompson .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • James Thomson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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