Esther Ellen Thompson

1877–1960 (Age 83)
Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Esther Ellen

When Esther Ellen Thompson was born on 12 February 1877, in Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert John Thompson, was 31 and her mother, Harriet Dorkings, was 33. She married John Bradshaw on 1 January 1903, in Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand for about 24 years and Sydenham, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand for about 11 years. She died on 2 August 1960, in New Zealand, Canterbury, New Zealand, at the age of 83, and was buried in All Saints Church Cemetery, Burwood, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Esther Ellen Thompson
John Bradshaw
Marriage: 1 January 1903
Elizabeth Hilda Bradshaw
Constance Mary Bradshaw
Marjorie Bradshaw

Spouse & Children

1 January 1903
Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert John Thompson


  • Harriet Dorkings




  • Thomas Thompson


  • Female1872–1955Female

  • Arthur Robert Thompson


  • Female1877–1960Female

  • George Harold Thompson


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Manchester Regiment Formed

Age 4

On July 1, 1881, the Manchester Regiment, a line infantry regiment, was formed and activated. It stayed active until September 1, 1958.

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 24

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Thomas . Thompson is widely distributed throughout Britain, but is most common in northern England and northern Ireland.2 Americanized form of Thomsen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Esther Ellen Thompson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Esther E Thompson in household of Robert J Thompson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Esther Ellen Bradshaw, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998"

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