Thomson,  Archibald

Thomson, Archibald

Male 1785 - 1819  (34 years)

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  • Name Thomson, Archibald  [1
    Born 18 Apr 1785  Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 115061799 
    Died 22 Nov 1819  Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Westerkirk Old Churchyard
    Person ID I33145  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Thomson, William,   b. 06 Sep 1747, Nethernock, Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1837, Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anderson, Margaret,   b. 29 Apr 1753, Eskdalemuir, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1789, Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 01 Feb 1775 
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Apr 1785 - Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1819 - Dumfries, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Westerkirk, Dumfries-shire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Thomson, Archibald 1785 and Elizabeth McKay Grave Stone
    Thomson, Archibald 1785 and Elizabeth McKay Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Thomson Family Crest
    Thomson Family Crest
    This famous surname is regarded as being of "Crusader" origins, and found in every European country. That is to say it is a name associated with the Christian Faith, and one whose popularity followed the twelve Crusades by the knights of St John, under the command of various European kings in particular Richard, Coeur de Lyon, of England, to free the Holy Land from the Muslim. All the Crusades were unusuccessful, but it was not for want of gallantry, on either side. Returning knights, as a reminder of their efforts, gave their children names associated with the Bible. One of the most popular was Thomas. This was an Aramaic byname meaning "twin", and borne by one of Christ's disciples. Prior to the Crusades the name Thomas was found only as a priest name, but thereafter became one of the most popular male personal names, generating a wide variety of surnames. The patronymic forms from diminutives, such as Thomson (the Scottish form) and Thompson, found mainly in England and Northern Ireland, appear firstly in the 14th Century, the first recording being from Scotland. The intrusive "p" of the English and Irish forms was for easier pronunciation, and the wild fable about "p" meaning prisoner, is total rubbish. If "p" did imply prisoner, every name would have one! One of the earliest recordings is that of John Thompson in the charters of the Abbey of Whitby, Yorkshire, in 1349, whilst amongst the early church recordings is the marriage of David Thompson and Mary Clarke on May 29th 1664 at St. Giles Cripplegate, in the city of London. The first recorded spelling of the family name in any spelling is believed to be that of John Thomson, which was dated 1318, in the Annals of Scotland. This was during the reign of King Robert 1st of Scotland, known as "The Bruce", 1306 - 1329. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • "In memory of William Thomson tenant in Bonnies who died February 13th 1837 aged 89 years. Also Margaret Anderson spouse to William Thomson in Bonnies who died June 23rd 1789 aged 36 years. Also Margaret Thomson their daughter who died in infancy. And Archibald Thomson their son who died November 22nd 1819 aged 35 years. Also Anne Little his 2nd spouse who died 24th February 1855 aged 89 years."

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Margaret Thomson