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Charles (snr) THOMPSON

Charles (snr) THOMPSON

Male 1859 - 1925  (66 years)

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  • Name Charles (snr) THOMPSON  [1
    Born 15 Mar 1859  Isles of Scilly (IOS) Cornwall England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Marys, Scilly Islands
    Christened 27 Jul 1859  Isles of Scilly (IOS) Cornwall England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Marys, Scilly Islands
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Three weeks after their marriage, Charles and his wife immigrated on the 'Oaklands'. The vessel sailed from Plymouth on 9th June 1877 and arrived at Port Adelaide, the South Australian colony, on 9 September.
    Annie was born at sea on 30th August.  [1
    Occupation Butcher, at the time his wedding in 1877 - as an 18 year old.  [1
    Occupation South Australian Railways
    On 16 Apr 1888 Charles joined SAR on the Southern (Victor Harbor) line. His employee record was as follows:-
    * 16/04/1888 Adelaide. Mt Barker. Packer. 6/6.5 pd
    * 18/05/1892 Adelaide. Mt Barker. Snr Packer. 8/- + 3/- hr
    * 02/04/1896 Bordertown. Ganger. 8/-
    * 20/09/1900 Terowie. Ganger 7/6
    * 22/08/1901 Terowie. Ganger Tfr brd gauge 7/6
    * 18/03/1904 Dist 2 Midland. Fman plate lyrs 10/-
    * 04/04/1904 Terowie. Back to former 7/6
    * 14/02/1905 Pinaroo. Inspector laying 14/-
    * 02/09/1905 Southern. Spcl ganger 10/-
    * 06/01/1906 Pinaroo. Inspector - temp 10/-
    * 05/02/1906 Southern. Back to former 10/-
    * 08/02/1906 Pinaroo. Plate Layer 10/-
    * 12/03/1906 Outer Harbour. Plate layer 10/-
    * 02/07/1906 Dist 1 Midland. Spes Ganger 10/-
    * 28/07/1906 Warned to be more careful. D May to train O cutting removing his piquals after breaking prod.
    * Granted 2.5 week injury allowance@ 1 pound / week = 2/10/- dating from 16th May, he having taken out 11 days annual leave from 5th May. Absence was due to Thompson's injuring his ankle when replacing a broken timber on switches at Terowie. Absent 3/5 to 1/6/1904 inclusive.
    * Resumed to former position as ganger in order to make room for district foreman, Davey, whose position as district foreman was abolished owing to the introduction of motorcycles into the system.
    * Chas's next appointment was to permanent inspector and then he was later appointed to Superintendent, SAR. The position he retired from shortly before his death.
    * Once he rose above the ranks his employment records became confidential and I could not access them.
    * He did pretty well for a butcher from Cornwall.

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    Died 15 Mar 1925  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Parkwyn Private Hospital, Adelaide
      Death Notices Tuesday 17 March 1925: Thompson - On the 15th of March at private hospital, Adelaide. Charles Thompson of Marleston Avenue, Keswick, dearly loved husband of Jane and loving father of Charles, Millie, Laura, Viv, Addie, Hilda, Reg, Herbert, Mabel and Douglas. "Sheltered on the rock of ages. Anchored on the golden shore".
    Buried 17 May 1925  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Barker Section at West Terrace Cemetery
    Person ID I-9271  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2021 

    Father William THOMPSON,   b. 18 Jun 1831, Isles of Scilly (IOS) Cornwall England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2587 
    Mother Caroline EDWARDS,   b. 1833, Gillingham Kent England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship -2587 
    Family ID F-2587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane James Johns BARNES,   b. 25 Dec 1857, Penzance UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1928, Loxton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 May 1877  Penzance UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Penzance Register Office
    Children of marriage There were small gaps between some pregancies:-
    * Between the Annie and first Charles- 12 months
    * Between the two named Charles - 11 months
    * Between the second Charles and Millie - 12 months
    * Between William and Laura - 13 months
     
    Marriage/Wedding * 13 May 1877 - marriage solemnised at the Register Office in the District of Penzance in the County of Cornwall
    * Groom: Charles THOMPSON, 18 yrs, bachelor, butcher (father William Thomson, pilot)
    * Bride: Jane James Johns BARNES, 19 yrs, spinster (father Benjamin Barnes (deceased), market gardener
    * English Marriage Certificate # 147 (Warren McLean has a copy on file)

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    Children 
     1. Annie Jane THOMPSON,   b. 30 Aug 1877, Born at sea Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     2. Charles (jnr) THOMPSON,   b. 30 Aug 1878, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Charles Rosevear THOMPSON,   b. 27 Jul 1879, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Mildred Jane Barnes (Millie) THOMPSON,   b. 24 Jul 1880, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. William Archibald THOMPSON,   b. 27 May 1882, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     6. Laura Lillia THOMPSON,   b. 28 Jun 1883, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Anon Vivian (Viv) THOMPSON,   b. 31 Dec 1885, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    +8. Adelaide Annie Barker THOMPSON,   b. 7 Jan 1888, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1929, St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  []
     9. Hilda Victoria THOMPSON,   b. 15 Jan 1890, Ki Ki SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     10. Reginald Bruce (Reg) THOMPSON,   b. 10 Aug 1891, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     11. Hubert Ruthven THOMPSON,   b. 8 Apr 1894, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     12. Estella Mabel THOMPSON,   b. 13 Jan 1896, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     13. William Douglas THOMPSON,   b. 21 Jul 1897, Bordertown SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2021 20:19:39 
    Family ID F-2517  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    OAKLANDS - The voyage from Plymouth to Port Adelaide in 1877
    OAKLANDS - The voyage from Plymouth to Port Adelaide in 1877
    * Passenger Thompson, C [Charles] - 18 yrs - agricultural labourer - and wife [Jane Barnes].
    * 'Oaklands' sailed from Plymouth on 3rd June 1877 and arrived at Port Adelaide on 9th September.
    * 346 passengers
    * 11 babies were born on the voyage [including Annie].


  • Sources 
    1. [S-250] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - 'Narratives - Douglas Hamilton McLean' in the Library directory on Don Gordon's computer, Page 8.

    2. [S-250] Warren McLean - ID 1506 - 'Narratives - Douglas Hamilton McLean' in the Library directory on Don Gordon's computer, Page 9.