George Thompson 1769

Edit profile to show place of migration

Found a few years ago on a website that is no longer available:  Royal Dublin Society     

" Mr George Thomson     Address Ely Place

Proposers Mr Joshua Pim,   Mr J. K. James

Date of Birth Date of Death

RDS Start Date 1815

Date Deleted From RDS Lists circa 1835

Information George Thomson, or Thompson, Ely Place, was elected a life member of the Dublin Society in 1815. His proposers were Joshua Pim and J. K. James. He was a regular attender at general meetings of the Society 1817-30 and was deleted from the membership register circa 1835. "


Burial of GEORGE THOMPSON of ELY PLACE on 5 July 1831  Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. PETER  Area - DUBLIN (COI) 
Name   GEORGE THOMPSON     Address   ELY PLACE  Age 61  Date of Death  N/R N/R N/R     Occupation  N/R  
Book Number  N/R   Page  182    Entry Number   293   Record_Identifier   DU-CI-BU-269904  
The church register page containing this record has not yet been imaged.


Thompson - Barclay marriage 1795 


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1769 VIEW SOURCE
Date of Death 1st Jul 1831 VIEW SOURCE
Place of Death Burial of GEORGE THOMPSON of ELY PLACE on 5 July 1831 Parish/Church/Congregation - ST. PETER Area - DUBLIN (COI) Name GEORGE THOMPSON Address ELY PLACE Age 61 Occupation Wine Merchant Book Number N/R Page 18 VIEW SOURCE


  • This is my 3d great grandfather. I have not been able to ascertain who his parents were.  He was a wine importer; Thompson and Sons Company, Dublin, Ireland 

    One of many ads in local papers:  FOR SALE, At GEORGE THOMPSON**, - (Late William Speer’*.) Wine and Mineral Water Importer, No. tB (13?), Eustace street. SELTERS, German Spa, and Harm Waters.      June 23, 1795 - Saunders's News-Letter - Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    In 1795 he bought William Speer's Seltzer Water Store.  He may have started out selling East India sugar at Dublin Auction houses in 1805, then later years built up to a storefront. In 1810 he was auctioning off figs, raisins, boxes of blooms and chests of turkey. In 1810 he had a storefront at no. 7 Temple Lane, Dublin, IRE.  Kathleen Donovan

    In 1795 he married Elizabeth Barclay of Eustace Street, ( Record set: Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds indexes 1623-1866, Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records Subcategory: Marriages & divorces, Collections from: Ireland, Findmypast).  She was the great granddaughter of Robert Barclay, who wrote "The Apology for the People Called Quakers. Together George and she had the following children that I can verify: Henry Thompson, B:1801 Ely Place Dublin, IRE; Anne Thompson, B:1802, died at her sister's house; Elizabeth Thompson, B: abt 1805, Ely Place Dublin, IRE, and the following for which I don't have verified information: George Thompson, B: 1806

    HENRY, D: April 19 1885, burial place: Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin.  He married Letitia Adelaide Black, in August 1835 at St. Georges church, Belfast. They had at least one son, George Black Thompson. And, possibly a daughter, Catherine Sophia, B: 1842.

    ANNE, D: December 16, 1865. see the following:  Cork Examiner December 18, 1865      On Saturday morning at Croagh Rectory, Limerick, the residence of her brother-in-law, the Rev. William Archer, Miss A Thompson, aged 63.
    Anne Thompson,  Age at death: 63, Birth year: 1802, Registered year: 1865, Registered quarter/year: 1865
    Registration district Rathkeale, Volume: 20, Page: 393, County: Limerick, Country Ireland, Record set: Irish Deaths 1864 - 1958
    Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers),  Subcategory: Deaths & burials, Collections from: Ireland, Ireland Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958

    ELIZABETH, my 2nd great grandmother, D: 10 Apr 1878, in England.  She married Rev. William Lamb Archer at her family's church, St Peter's, Dublin, IRE on 03 Mar 1829.  They had nine (9) children. One of which, Rev. William C Archer, came to live and Minister in America.  He married Hannah E Sutton and they had 6 children.  Their son, Raymond Orland Archer,  married Kathleen A Apgar and birthed my mother, Darlene Alexandria Archer.

    GEORGE: possibly died June 8 1884, at Hotel National Lucerne, Switzerland, in his 75th year, George Thompson Esq., (not positive this news article was him).  I found at:
    Education Kings Inn 1828, 1829,  1833    Son of George Thompson and Elizabeth Barclay.  That is all the information I could find on him.

    Kathleen Donovan,    September 7, 2019










    Saturday 7th September 2019, 08:36PM

Communities Associated with this Ancestor