Descendents of John Thompson (1800 – 25 Aug 1888)
and Isabella Swan ( ca 1800 – 20 May 1851)
First Immigrant Generation
1. John Thompson
Born 1800 in Northumberland, Eng. Died 25 Aug 1888 in Harvey Settlement. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Teacher. Religion Presbyterian.
Not sure if John Thompson had middle name "Stuart", unable to confirm.
Copied from Cornhill Parish Marriage Register 1798-1850: "John Thompson of the Parish of Wooler and Elizabeth Swan of this Parish were married in this Chapel by Banns with Consent of Parents this twenty-ninth day of January in the Year One thousand eight hunderd and thirty-two by me, R. Jones.
"This Marriage was solemnized between us: John Thompson, Isabella Swan
"In the Presence of John Grey, Isabella Rogers, James Swan, Mary Thompson."
Among the original settlers of Harvey, N.B., they sailed from Berwick-upon-Tweed on May 28, 1837 on board the brig "Cornelius of Sunderland" which carried coals, glass, etc. and 137 passengers. They arrived at Saint John, N.B. on Wednesday, 12 July, and proceeded to Fredericton in the steamer, "Water Witch".
John received a land grant of 100 acres, Lot 9W, in Harvey Settlement. He had been educated as a school teacher and served in this role when he came to the Harvey community. He served as Clerk of the Session in the Presbyterian Church, and as an elder.
They had ten children, three born in England and seven born in Harvey. Isabella died when the youngest child was about two years old.
Undated carte de visite image of John Stuart Thompson as an elderly man (b. 1800, Northumberland - d. 25 Aug 1888, Harvey Settlement). Source: Collection of Brian Swan, La Peche, Quebec. Album orginated from his grandmother Ella Jessie Swan (née Thompson) who provided the image identification. Rephotographed, cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 9 Jun 2008.
Undated carte de visite image of sister of John Stuart Thompson. Image taken by John Foster High Street, Coldstream. Source: Collection of Brian Swan, La Peche, Quebec. Album orginated from his grandmother Ella Jessie Swan (née Thompson) who provided the image identification. Rephotographed, 9 Jun 2008 by Tim Patterson. Cropped and contrast adjusted by Tim Patterson 19 Jun 2008.