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James Thomson (2)

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Civil engineer

1858 Born in Belfast, son of James Thomson

1873-77 Pupil in the office of John Young C.E. of Perth, engaged in plans for drainage of Perth and other towns.

Worked for G. A. Lundie for nearly 2 years drawing up plans for Galashiels and plans for a railway junction in South Wales.

c.1881 Started work as Engineer to the Sanitary Protection Association in Edinburgh

1888 Proposed for Associate Membership of Inst Civil Engineers; address given as Upper Dean Terrace, Edinburgh.

1892 Recorded as living in Newcastle upon Tyne[1]

1900 Married Ida Oppe in Chelsea[2]

1901 James Thompson 43, civil engineer, lived in Elswick, with Ida Thompson 29 and his sister Mary H Thompson 46[3]

1906 Address registered with Inst Civil Engineers: 22 Rutland Square, Edinburgh

1911 James Thomson 53, civil engineer, in a manufacturing works, lived in Newcastle upon Tyne with Ida Thomson 39[4]

1812 Ida Thomson died on railway near Loughborough[5]

1916 Address registered with Inst Civil Engineers: 22 Rutland Square, Edinburgh

1922 Address registered with Inst Civil Engineers: 20 Melville Street, Edinburgh


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Sources of Information

  1. Probate record of his father
  2. The Belfast Newsletter
  3. 1901 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. National probate index
  • Civil Engineer records