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George Thompson (1828 - 1910)

George Thompson
Born in The Borough of Southwarkmap
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Husband of — married Sep 1853 in Holy Trinity Church, Cloudsley Square, Islington, Londonmap
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Died at age 81 in Renmark, South Australia, Australiamap
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George Thompson was born on 12 August 1828. His parents were Edward and Ann Thompson.[1]

He married Catherine Anna Pyman in 1853.[2]

He died on 24 July 1910 in Renmark, South Australia.

MR.GEORGE THOMPSON of WOODWILLOW, RENMARK 2 times Great Grandfather of Josephine Helen Seretis (nee Mead) Renmark Murray Pioneer August 5th 1910 Another of the pioneer settlers of Renmark has passed away. It is 20 years since Mr. George Thompson, who died at his residence, Woodwillow, Block A, on Sunday night July 24th settled in Renmark. Mr. Thompson, who came from near Epsom in England, was a colonist of about 60 years standing, and had he lived a few weeks longer, he would have attained the ripe old age of 82. The late Mr. Thompson had been in feeble health for a considerable time, and about 4 weeks before his death he injured his hip in a fall resulting from the snapping of the stick he was using for assistance in walking. From the effects of this, super-added to his previously enfeebled condition, the old gentleman never recovered, being obliged to keep to his bed thenceforward. Mrs. Thompson, a saintly old lady, for whom great sympathy is felt, survives her husband and one son, Mr. Oscar Thompson and two daughters, Mrs. Acason and Mrs. C Millar, are also living in Renmark. Other members of the family are Mrs. Wheare(the eldest daughter) living near Ardrossan, Mr. Edward Thompson, formerly of Renmark and now for some past years foreman in charge of the date farm at Hergott Springs, and Mr. Arthur Thompson, dentist, who removed from Renmark to Clare where he still resides, some four years ago. Mrs. Mead, of this settlement, is a granddaughter. The burial took place at the Renmark cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. W. Jarrett, pastor of the local Congregational Church (of which Mr. Thompson and family were members) first holding a short service at Woodwillow before the funeral cortege left for the cemetery. Prior to settling in Renmark, Mr. Thompson was for some years managing a business at Melrose, at the foot of Mt. Remarkable and one of the oldest townships in the South Australian northern areas.


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, George Thompson, 12 Aug 1828); citing INDEPENDENT,LEATHERHEAD,SURREY,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0825415 (RG4 2212).
  2. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), George Thompson, 1853; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1853, quarter 3, vol. 1B, p. 288, Islington, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Renmark, South Australia, Murray Pioneer August 5th 1910

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Helen Seretis, I am Alan Thompson's brother Colin and I am putting together some information on my Great grandfather George and my Grandfather Edward Pyman Thompson. Edward Pyman is buried at Quorn alongside his daughter Pearl, but his grave is unmarked. I have had a plaque made, set in a small dolomite plinth and am hoping to get to Quorn to place it on his grave. Alan may have told me but I don't recall, that George lived and managed a business at Melrose before moving to Renmark. I was also unaware of the memrial window in the church at Renmark. Must get back to renmark some day soon.
posted 26 Oct 2021 by Colin Thompson   [thank Colin]
George and Catherine Anna Thompson are remembered with a memorial window in the Renmark, South Australia Uniting Church Renmark Avenue, Renmark They were originally members of the Renmark Congregational Church and the window was in this church until it was decommisioned and moved to it's current location. They were early settlers in Renmark arriving in the settlement around the mid 1880s. Their son Edward Pyman Thompson was one of the 1st treasurers of the Congregational Church.
posted 25 Apr 2018 by Helen (Mead) Seretis   [thank Helen]
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