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John Campbell Thompson

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John Campbell Thompson, AICE, MIME

1851 John Thompson, industrial chemist, employing 14 men; lived in Sculcoates with his wife Susan and mother-in-law Christiana Rose, who was an iron and brass founder employing 50 men[1] (the firm which later became Rose and Downs)

1853 John Campbell Thompson was born in Hull[2], the son of John Thompson and his wife Susan.

1861 Living in Sculcoates in the house of his grandmother, Christiana Rose (1793-1871), Iron founder, employing 88 men and 13 boys, with his mother Susan[3]

1871 Christiana Rose 77, widow, iron founder, living in Hull with her married daughter Susan Thompson 48, and grandson J C Thompson 17[4]

1874 John Campbell Thompson became a partner in Rose, Downs and Thompson

1881 Civil engineer, visitor in Brighton with his mother, Susan[5]

1891 Civil engineer, visiting London at the time of the census[6]

1899 Managing Director of Rose, Downs and Thompson; lived at 202 Anlaby Rd, Hull[7]

1916 Died in London; no relatives mentioned in probate record[8]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. 1891 census
  7. UK, City and County Directories, 1766 - 1946
  8. National Probate Calendar