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  • Born: Aug 1668, County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Marriage: HOLLINGSWORTH, Ann in Oct 1700 in New Castle County, Delaware, United States
  • Died: 1712

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Story. James Thompson, the second son of John Thompson and Jane Humbles, was born in August of 1668 in Wicklow County, Ireland. As a child of nine he sailed from Ireland to America with his family aboard the Mary of Dublin. James was introduced into the Quaker religion by his parents at the Salem Monthly Meeting. He most certainly met his future wife, Ann Hollingsworth, by that association; her parents, Valentine Hollingsworth and Ann Calvert, were members of the New Castle Monthly Meeting. James Thompson received a certificate on July 30, 1700, from the New Castle Monthly Meeting to marry Ann Hollingsworth. The marriage took place in October at Rockland Manor, the estate of Ann's father in New Castle County, Delaware. Children of James and Ann were: 1. Jane Thompson, b. Sep 28, 1702, 2. Ann Thompson, b. Jan 5, 1703/04, 3. John Thompson, b. Aug 18, 1707, 4. Elizabeth Thompson, b. Dec 3, 1709, 5. James Thompson, b. Aug 26, 1712, d. 1783, m. (1) 1735 Sarah Worsley (2) 1742 Elizabeth Hadley. According to Shourds all of James and Ann's children died young except for James, but the 1720 will of Sarah Thompson, widow of John, named all five of these grandchildren. The History of Bucks County stated that James died in 1712 at the age of 44. An inventory of his personal estate was made by John Mason and Richard Woodnutt on April 1, 1712. It was valued at 150.15.10 1/2. He was most likely buried in the Thompson/Hancock burying ground on the old Thompson property in Elsinburgh. Nothing is known about James' widow Ann Hollingsworth and her children. They probably lived with the Thompson family in Elsinburgh. (Posted by Ronald E. Johnson at the Thompson Genforum, dated 9 Apr 2000)

2. Religion: Quaker.


James married Ann HOLLINGSWORTH, daughter of Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH and Ann CALVERT, in Oct 1700 in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. (Ann HOLLINGSWORTH was born on 28 Oct 1680 in Belleniskcrannell, Segoe, Armagh, Ireland.)

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