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Jessie (Fairbairn) Thomson (abt. 1833 - 1899)

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Jessie Thomson formerly Fairbairn
Born about in Warrington, Cheshrire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Longford Mills, Rama, Ontario North, Ontario, Canadamap
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Date: abt 1833 [1]
Place Warrington, England [2]
NB 1871/81 census shows Jessie as born Scotland, but dth entry states Warrington, England - which fits with where brother Charles was born.


Date: 2 Aug 1899
Place: Longford Mills, Rama, Dist of North Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Notes: entry shows Jessie Fairbairn THOMSON as aged 66, lady, married, b. Warrington, ENG, cod paralysis. Presb., inf. son George THOMSON, reg. 3rd Aug; [3]


Date: 1841
Place: Mellerstain, Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland
Notes: LUMSDEN: Andrew 70 MS b BEW ; FAIRBAIRN: Margaret 30 FS b BEW; Charles 10, Jessie 8 both b ENG (ie with mother Margaret and her father Andrew) [4]
Date: 1851
Place: Whittinghame, East Lothian, Scotland
Notes: Jessie Fairbairn, 18, hse servant b. England, in hsehold of Margaret Hislop [5]


  1. Source #S404: Rama, Ontario North, Ontario; Roll: C-9977; Dist 49 Div 01 Sub Dist h, Page: 13; Family No: 47, hsehold of John & Jessie THOMSON, extracted Aug 2015
  2. Source #3509: Dth 2 Aug 1899 Jessie Fairbairn THOMSON, aged 66, b. Warrington, ENG, dth reg. Rama, Ontario North, extracted Jul 2015
  3. Source #3509: Dth 2 Aug 1899 Jessie Fairbairn THOMSON, aged 66, b. Warrington, ENG, dth reg. Rama, Ontario North, extracted Jul 2015
  4. Source #201: Mellerstain, Earlston, BEW Par. 736 ED 3 Pg 14, hsehold of Andrew LUMSDEN, extracted Oct 2010
  5. Source #S203: Whittinghame, ELN; Reg. 724 ED: 3; Page: 7; hsehold of Margaret HISLOP
  • Source S201 1841 census transripstion for Scotland via
  • Source S203 1851 census transripstion for Scotland via
  • Source S404 1871 census images for Canada via
  • Source S3509 Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869 - 1938, images via
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Birth: 1830, England

Death: Aug. 21, 1899 Ontario, Canada

John and Jessie started their family in Peterborough, Canada West, where John was a timber merchant. In 1867 at an action in Toronto, John purchased the whole township of Longford, Victoria County, Ontario, (north east of Rama Twp.) for $30,000.00, as it had a large quantity of quality virgin timber. In 1868 he became a shareholder in the Rama Timber Transportation Company, which built a canal from the Black River to Lake St. John. This allowed him to float logs down the Black River from Longford Township, and across Lake St. John to the mills he built in along the lake. This gave birth to the community known as Longford Mills. John and his family lived in Longford Mills for years, even after his untimely death in 1881.

His son William continued to run the family business, in 1900 he sold Longford Township to the Standard Chemical Company, which subsequently purchased the Longford Lumber Company, from the Thomson family.

....................Bio courtesy Mike crosby

Family links: Spouse: John Thomson (1830 - 1881)*

Children: Evelina Thomson (1856 - 1858)*

Evalina Thomson (1859 - 1937)*

William Thomson (1860 - 1928)*

George Thomson (1862 - 1934)*

Margaret Thomson Peuchen (1867 - 1951)*

John Thomson (1869 - 1893)*

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Burial: Saint Andrews and Saint James Cemetery Orillia Simcoe County Ontario, Canada

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Maintained by: Yandeau Originally Created by: Lorie Record added: Oct 22, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 99370988

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