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Showing posts with label Kettering. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kettering. Show all posts

Sunday, 9 May 2021

William Thompson

Former Kettering Work House
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William Thompson, son of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, in 1851, aged 25, a Mason's Labourer, was still living with his widowed mother in Cransley, Northamptonshire. And in 1861, William Thompson (31) was again living with his widowed mother in Cransley and employed as a sawyer. 

In 1871, William Thompson (47) Farm Servant, is visiting his sister and brother-in-law, William Naseby and Eliza Thompson, in Rugby. 

In 1881, however, William Thompson (55), was an inmate in the Kettering Union Workhouse, as was his elder brother, Thomas Thompson at that time. As his brother was skilled, a carpenter, my thoughts are that he went to the workhouse as he was infirm. Could it be William went to look after his brother there? 

In 1891, he is back with his sister and brother-in-law in Rugby, where William Thompson (64), single, is listed as a Gardener Domestic Servant. 

For now, we lose track of him after that, although, there is a possible death of a William Thompson, aged 96, in Kettering in 1919. 

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Thomas Thompson

Former Kettering Work House
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ajay Tegala - geograph.org.uk/p/6651691

Thomas Thompson (bap. 14 Apr 1811 in Cransley, Northamptonshire), son of Solomon Thompson Jnr and Maria Willis, was a carpenter like his father.

In 1851, Thomas Thompson (40), Carpenter, was staying as a visitor with his sister, Lucy Smith and her husband in Foleshill, Warwickshire. 

In 1861, Thomas (50) was living alone in Cransley, Northampronshire.

And, in 1871, Thomas (60), was still a carpenter in Broughton

However by 1881, Thomas Thompson (70), carpenter, may have become too old or infirm to work or manage on his own, because he is listed as an inmate at Kettering Union Workhouse, later St Mary's Hospital, Kettering.

It would appear that Thomas Thompson died, in Kettering, in 1886.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.