Descendants of John THOMSON

First Generation


1. John THOMSON died in 1824 in Balfron.

John was a bookkeeper in Balfron, Stirlingshire. He had eight children by his first wife and five by his second wife; Alexander was the youngest of them all. It is not known by whom William was born.  It is also not known who was John's father but James Thomson, the poet, who lived in Edinburgh, is a strong favourite (see http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/ccc/thomson.html).

He had the following children.

  2 M i
William THOMSON.

It was William who took the family to Glasgow after both their parents had died. He was a teacher in Balfron before he moved to Hangingshaw in Glasgow, taking his younger brothers and sisters with him.
+ 3 M ii Alexander "Greek" THOMSON was born on 9 Apr 1817. He died on 22 Mar 1875.

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