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Re: Thomas Thompson
Posted by: J Christiansen (ID *****5526) Date: November 28, 2012 at 12:03:03
In Reply to: Re: Thomas Thompson by Jackie Marler of 17707

Wow, Jackie - A fabulous amount of research you did, in this post and the other! The process of eliminating so many Thomas's is a huge task, and Sonia is so blessed to have you sharing your expertise with that.

There are quite a few Thomas Thompsons who went to Australia. Here is a SUMMARY of Sonia's original post, and some new records we can add after that:


Thomas Thompson
Died 23 JUNE 1896 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
Age 42, so born about 1854. Born Christiania, Norway
Thomas Thompson
Annie Maloney or Mahoney (hard to read; almost same name as Thomas's wife's name)
Lived 20 years in South Australia
Lived 4 Years New South Wales, Australia
Buried by Church of England minister 26 June 1896
CHILDREN listed on death cert:
Adelaide Amelia Thompson age 15 (see birth cert; born 1880)
Pearl Thompson age 11 ( = Annie Victoria??)
Maggie Thompson age 7 (see birth cert; born 1890)
Stanley Thompson age 4 (see birth cert; born 1892)

Married in Willunga (south of Adelaide) in South Australia
09 SEP 1879
SPOUSE Honora (Annie) Daly age 17; father Michael Daly
Thomas was age 24; father Thomas Thompson

Births as follows:
Adelaide Amelia (great grandmother) born 09 MAR 1880 Goolwa (per state library records)
Annie Victoria (= ARL?) 07 DEC 1886 Goolwa (per state library records)
Maggie May Thompson born 03 JAN 1890 in Goolwa (per
Stanley Thompson born 15 MAY 1892 Goolwa, South Australia (per state library records)
Wilhemine Maria 25 AUG 1896 Goolwa (per state library records)

BIRTH of Honora (maybe)
Norah Daly born 02 SEP 1863
Father Michael Daly
Mother Ann Moroney
(state library records)
Langhornes Creek, South Australia

Honora remarried, to Alfred Probert on 27 APRIL 1907 in Port Elliot, South Australia.
Honora buried at Currency Creek Cemetary in South Australia (what is full place name?)

1921 TRIP by Wilhemine Thompson, travelling to San Fransisco from Sydney, Australia, 24 MARCH 1921
Sonia was told the family had relatives in America. (FYI her full name is Wilhelmine MARLES Thompson)

OBIT for Thomas Thompson, The Advertiser, 26 June 1896 stated
* Thomas left wife and 4 children
* He was a captain and mate on the Murray Darling Steamboats for many years
* Held the contract to load and unload wool for the railways
* Later got work in the mines "as the boat was laid to rest at Wilcannia"

End of SUMMARY of Sonia's info


Maggie May Thompson also traveled to San Francisco. See Below.

Here's a possible IMMIGRATION record found on

Name: Thomas Thompson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Age: 26
Port of Departure: Maryborough
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 19 Dec 1878
Vessel Name: Escort
Origin Location: Norway

Another possibility.
Name: Thomas Thompson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Age: 23
Port of Departure: Adelaide, South Australia
Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 31 Jul 1876
Vessel Name: Glenelg
Origin Location: London

Another possibility.
Name: Thomas Thompson
Age: 19
Birth Year: abt 1855
Ship Name: Monkchester
Port of Departure: London, England
Port of Arrival: Brisbane
Arrival Date: 29 Aug 1874


Australia Birth Index
Name: Adelaide Amelia Thompson
Birth Date: 9 Mar 1880
Father's Name: Thomas Thompson
Mother's Name: Honora Day
Birth Place: Goolwa
Registration Place: Encounter Bay, South Australia
Page Number: 303, Volume Number:236

Australia Birth Index
Maggie May Thompson
BORN 03 January 1890 in Goolwa
FATHER Thomas Thompson
MOTHER Annie Daly
Birth registered at Encounter Bay, South Australia, page 67, volume 451

Australia Birth Index (transcribed on
Stanley Thomas Thompson
BORN 15 May 1892 in Goolwa
FATHER Thomas Thompson
MOTHER Anorha Daly Birth Record Transcription
Wilhelmia Marles Thompson
BORN 25 AUG 1896 at Goolwa
Father Thomas Thompson
Mother Hnorah Daly
Birth Registered at Encounter Bay

A trip made by Maggie Thompson in 1917

Name: Maggie Thomson
Arrival Date:16 Oct 1917
Age: 27
Birth Date: abt 1890
Birthplace: Goolwa, Australia
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Scandinavian
Ship Name: Sierra
Port of Arrival: San Francisco
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Destination: San Francisco, California, United States
Last Residence: Austria
Archive information (series:roll number):M1410:101

A Trip Made by Maggie May Thompson in 1928

Name: Maggie May Thompson
Arrival Date: 8 Jun 1928
Age: 38
Birth Date: abt 1890
Birthplace: Goolova, Australia
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: English
Ship Name: R M S Makura
Port of Arrival: San Francisco
Port of Departure: Sydney, Australia
Destination: San Francisco, California, United States
Last Residence: United States
Friend's Name: Carlb Johnson
Archive information (series:roll number):M1410:235

A 1921 Trip made by Wilhemine Thompson [as transcribed on]:
Wilelmine Thompson, age 24 (born about 1897), single, female
Born Goolwa, Australia
Occupation: Milliner (=hat maker)
Last Permanent Residence: Adelaide
MOTHER: Mrs. Probert, Goolwa, Australia
Friend's Name: M W Thompson --says this on transcription but I don't see it on the original record
DEPARTURE: Sydney, Australia
ARRIVAL 24 Mar 1921 San Francisco, California, USA
Ship: RMS Maramba

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