Inherited Craziness
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Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Solomon Thompson Sr and Ann Rawson

St. Mary Magdalene church, Geddington
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Richard Croft - geograph.org.uk/p/533762

Solomon Thompson Sr, son of Benjamin Thompson and Sarah Munn, married Ann Rawson (bap. 2 Jan 1747, in Geddington), daughter of James and Sarah Rawson, in the parish of Geddington, on 27 Oct 1767. 

Solomon and Ann had eight children baptised at St Andrew's ChurchCransley:
  1. Anne Thompson bap. 6 Nov 1768
  2. Solomon Tomson (sic) bap. 20 May 1770
  3. Sarah Tomson (sic) bap. 15 Dec 1771
  4. Mary Thompson bap. 17 Dec 1775
  5. Martha Thompson bap. 11 Jun 1780
  6. Lucy Thompson bap. 6 Oct 1782
  7. Ann Thompson bap. 8 Nov 1784
  8. Solomon Thompson Jnr bap. 15 Jun 1786
We can probably assume that at least the first two had died in infancy.

Solomon Thompson, labourer, appeared on the Northamptonshire Militia Lists 1771. "The Militia Act of 1757 required each county to raise an assigned quota of able-bodied men to serve in the militia. The act was passed as a reaction to the French invasion during the Seven Years War. The militia was responsible for the defense of Great Britain and Ireland. They never served abroad. Men were between the ages of 18 and 45 and served for a minimum of 28 days a year, over three years." Why no children were born between 1771 and 1775?

Solomon Thompson Sr died and was buried, in Cransley, on 2 Sep 1823.

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