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Robert Thompson (1560 - 1634)

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Robert Thompson aka Gentleman of Watton, Herts
Born in Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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Died in Watton-at-stone, Hertfordshire, Englandmap
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16385.Elizabeth Harsnett318, born 1570 in Hertfordshire, England318; died 1620 in Walton, England318.She was the daughter of 32770. John Harsnett.  Notes for Ralphe Thompson: [1], supra: "Robert had son Maurice...and had Ralphe Thompson of Walton, Hertfordshire married Elizabeth (Harsnett) Charlton, (Robert m. Elizabeth Harsnett - see Visitation of Hertfordshire above.) daughter of John Harsnett Waters and widow of Henry Charlton Price and Parks. They had a daughter Mary who marrried Capt. William Tucker, and sons as may be seen below, including Maurice and George. Ralphe's (sic) son Maurice was christened 30 September 1604 at Watton at Stone, England O.R.. Maurice, a cousin shown below, was born about 1601, so it is possible to separate the two. Ralphe's (sic) son George was christened 12 April 1607, at Wattan(sic) at Stone." \\\  More About Elizabeth Harsnett: AKA (Facts Pg): Spelled elsewhere Hasnett        Children of Ralphe Thompson and Elizabeth Harsnett are:   8192i. Maurice Thompson, born 1604 in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England; died 1676; married Katherine Harvey Abt. 1645. ii. Captain Mary Thompson318,318, born Abt. 1605 in Watton, Hertfordshire, ENG318; died 1640 in Elizabeth City, VA318,318; married Captain William Tucker Bef. 1623; born Abt. 1600 in ENG. Notes for Captain Mary Thompson: Encyclopedia +++ Ralphe and Elizabeth Harsnett "had a daughter Mary who marrried Capt. William Tucker." 

 Notes for Captain William Tucker: [2]supra: Records at Elizabeth City, Virginia, prove that George, brother-in-law of Capt. William Tucker, was born in 1607.   Marriage Notes for Mary Thompson and William Tucker:  iii. Elizabeth Thompson318, born Abt. 1606 in England318; married (1) ??? Stokes Aft. 1624; born Abt. 1604; married (2) Francis Stuke Aft. 1624; born Abt. 1604. More About ??? Stokes: Occupation: Rector of Walton of Hertfordshire  iv. Colonel George Thompson319,320, born 12 Apr 1607 in St. James Cleckenwell, Middlesex, ENG321; died Bef. 1690 in VA; married Abigail ??? Abt. 1628; born Abt. 1610. Notes for Colonel George Thompson: [3], supra. "Ralphe's (sic) son George was christened 12 April 1607, at Wattan(sic) at Stone. Records at Elizabeth City, Virginia, prove that George, brother-in-law of Capt. William Tucker, was born in 1607."Col. George Thompson, born 1603 (1607); went to Virginia in 1623 with his sister Mary Tucker Parks. Her husband, Capt. William Tucker, in whose muster George appears with two other Thompson brothers, paid his passage, according to Parks. However, Maurice Thompson also received a headright for George,\  In 1628/29 the Commission for Elizabeth City included Lieutenant George Thompson, Lieutenant Thomas Willoughby and others. . And George Thompson became a member of the House of Burgesses in 1629. In 1636, George Thompson, Maurice Thompson and Capt. William Tucker had a joint grant of land.  By 1637 George Thompson was lord of Admariothria Manor in Maryland and one Richard Thompson was lord of Popely Manor there Newman, 1949. George attended the Maryland Assembly in that year and, in 1642, Richard Thompson, Lord of Thompson's Manor, with Lord Baltimore, represented the Island of Kent in the Assembly Newman.\\  Page 192  George Thompson returned to England during the 1640s. As a Colonel, he lead "some thousands" in St. Georges-in-the-Fields, Southward who, with Bibles and swords in their hands, declared that day they fought for King Jesus and against King Charles. It is recorded that Col. George Thompson lost a leg fighting for Cromwell, but gained a large estate Waters.In 1650, George Thompson was back (Alan Thomson -"He also when an MP in 1648 witnessed the Battle of Maidstone in the 2nd Civil War. He was associated with the radical baptists and fifth monarchy men in the 1650s..") in Northumberland, VA, where he took the inventory of friend Edward Walker. In 1650 in Northumberland County, Henry Haler and George Nott gave depositions that James Claughton had told George Thompson's wife of George's unfaithfulness to her (Fleet, XX)\ 

 More About Colonel George Thompson: Elected: 1637, Maryland Assembly322 Emigration: 1623, London to VA aboard GEORGE, his passage paid by ship's master Capt. William Tucker, husband of his sister Mary, under headright obtained by his brother Maurice.323 Military: Bet. 1648 - 1650, "Battle of Maidstone in 2nd Civil War associated with radical baptists and fifth monarchists.324 Property: 1636, Joint grant of land in MD with Maurice Thompson and Capt. William Tucker.325 Will: 17 Jan 1690325  Marriage Notes for George Thompson and Abigail ???: Issue of Colonel George Thompson, son of Ralphe - a daughter who married George South of Westmoreland Co., VA. On 4 March 1695, with the consent of his daughter Tamer, George South indentured her into the service of James and Marthy Westcomb to serve for three years. South bought 60 acres on 27 February 1671/72 from Thomas Dias and sold the land to Peter Duncan in 1685.  [4]. Land to son George begot by me on the body of Ann my wife late wife of Issac Shepherd; son John begot by me on the body of Ann my wife 1/2 my land; wife; sons George & John & dau. Hannah; my sons' godfather Thomas Lambert 1 bed & furniture; debt from Jane Dunn now wife of Benjamin Lampkin to my wife Ann; John & Francis Awbury exrs.) [5] - George South, from Eng.; settled on the banks of the Antietam at Funkstown, Md., 1650)  Note: Geo. South was listed as a "tithable" in Northhampton Co. in Aug. 1666. In August 1672 South gave to Richard Browne and his wife and children a heifer, a bull calf and a young sow. On 6 Sept 1705, the lands of George South, Senr., were divided equally between George and John South. The land adjoined that of Mr. Thomas Yowell (Gray; O.R. Westmoreland Co.). Issue of George South:  1-Elizabeth (not mentioned in the will) South married Richard Browne 1. Hannah South (is mentioned in the will)  2-George South  3-John South  4. Richard South (not mentioned in the will) (found a Richard South in Boston, 1650.)   v. Robert Thompson, born Abt. 1608326; died 1683326; married Frances Richardson; born 06 Sep 1849 in Bethphage, Bethany, West Virginia, USA326; died 01 Jun 1942 in Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, USA326. vi. Paule Thompson326, born 1610 in England326; died 1623 in VA326 vii. Richard Thompson326, born 1613 in Norwich, Norfolk, England326; died 1649 in Northumberland, Virginia, USA326 viii. Sir William Thompson326, born Bet. 1613 - 1614 in England326; died 1681 in England326; married Elizabeth Warner 01 Jan 1637327; born 1633328; died 1680328. Notes for Sir William Thompson: William Thomson, knt. (1613-1681) married, 1 Jan. 1637, Elizabeth Warner, d/o Samuel* (s/o John) & Julian/Julyan (Croace) Warner; Maria Frances Thomson, married, 1622, Capt. William Tucker; Denis(e) Thomson, married Elias Roberts, II. 

  • "...William Thomson married the daughter of the Virginia merchant Samuel Warner and thereby significantly strengthened the Thomson connection by bringing it into alliance with one of the leading new families of the colonial trades." [6] 

From Robert Brenner's MERCHANTS AND REVOLUTIONS  Some Family and Apprenticeship Connections Among the New Merchants:        Elias Roberts and George, Maurice, Paul, Robert, William Thomson brothers-in-law marr. Dinah (Denis(e), sister of George Thomson et al       Edward Thomson and George Thomson et alkinship        George, Maurice, Paul, Robert, William Thomsonbrothers & sons of Robert Thomson of Watton, Hertfordshire       William Tucker and George, Maurice, Paul, Robert, William Thomson brothers-in-law       William Tucker married Mary, sister of George et al       William Felgate and William Tuckerbrothers-in-law        William Jackson and William Tucker apprentice Haberdashers

 More About Sir William Thompson: Immigration: 21 Aug 1635, William Thomson came to Virginia from London aboard "George" Occupation: 1637, Merchant Property: 1670329


  1. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
  2. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
  3. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography
  4. (Westmoreland Wills-abstracts: SOUTH, Geo., 29 Feb. 1719; 13 Sept. 1720
  5. (First Families of America, Volume VII, Lineage Records, Page 521
  6. Brenner's Merchants and Revolutions- J. R. Woodhead, The Rulers of London, 1660-1689.

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On 31 Aug 2017 at 18:56 GMT Misty (Rish) Musco wrote:

Apparently this profile has been merged multiple times without editing. Upon research there was multiple links for sources, however when investigating these links to validate source, the pages are no longer available. Due to this, I deleted all of the non available links to clean up profile.

On 1 Aug 2017 at 01:24 GMT Misty (Rish) Musco wrote:

Thompson-35163 and Thompson-4450 appear to represent the same person because: Appear to be one in the same

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