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Thomas Hampson

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Thomas Hampson of Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co

(son of a cabinet maker. Thomas's brothers were William, Joseph and Joshua.)??

1908 Entry in the 1908 Tourist Trophy Race. 25.6h.p. Vulcan, Thomas Hampson.

1917 Mayor of Southport. Councillor Thomas Hampson is to be the first Roman Catholic mayor of Southport.[1]

1918 Q4. Death of his wife Margaret Ann age 52. He is mayor and managing director of the Vulcan Motor Works.[2][3]

1919. Theft. '...At Southport, yesterday, Thomas Hampson, ex-Mayor and former managing director of Vulcan Motor Company, was summoned, the offence alleged being that he applied his own use £22,000, property of the company. Peter Gaskell, David Purves, John Hamer, all Southport, were charged.with aiding and abetting...' Found guilty and 12 months gaol. [4] [5]


1870 April 17th. Thomas William Hampson baptised at Wigan the son of Joseph Hampson of Wrightington, Wigan, Farmer, and his wife Martha.

1871 Living at High Barn, Wrightington: John Hampson (age 41 born Leigh, Bedford), a Farmer of 129 acres employing 8 labourers. With his wife Martha Hampson (age 36 born Leigh, Bedford) and their son Thomas W. Hampson (age 1 born Wrightington). Four servants / labourers.[6]

1881 Living at 3 Linaker Street, Southport:

1909 July 7th. Married at St Paul, Southport, Thomas William Hampson, Gentleman - 39. Widower of 3 Linaker Street, Southport. Margaret Ann Stopforth - 36. Spinster of 55 King Street, Southport. Groom's Father: John Hampson, Gentleman (deceased). Bride's Father: John Edward Stopforth, deceased, Deputy Foreman Gas Works.Witness: John Thomas Stopforth; Mary Ellen Stopforth.

1911 Living at 3 Linaker Street, Southport: Thomas William Hampson (age 41 born Wrightington, Wigan), Private means. With his wife (married one year with one child) Margaret Ann Hampson (age 38 born Blowick, Southport) and their daughter Phylis Margaret Hampson (age under 6 months born Southport). Two servants.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. Manchester Evening News - Friday 09 November 1917
  2. Liverpool Echo - Thursday 31 October 1918
  3. BMD
  4. Western Daily Press - Friday 20 June 1919
  5. Evening Telegraph - Monday 14 July 1919
  6. 1871 Census
  7. 1911 Census