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THOMPSON, Rachel Elizabeth

Female 1874 - 1960  (85 years)


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  • Name THOMPSON, Rachel Elizabeth 
    Born 28 Jan 1874  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 2290 
    _UID 5D730481019F4BF9853C813A70948A2C6F92 
    Died 1960  Manchester Registration District, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2290  Edgoose
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 

    Father THOMPSON, John William,   b. 1847, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926, Gainsborough Registration District, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother EDGOOSE, Mary Jane,   b. 20 Mar 1848, Tydd St. Mary, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1906, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1871  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RACHEL ELIZABETH THOMPSON 1874-1960


      The birth of Rachel Elizabeth THOMPSON was registered in 1874. According to the 1939 Register, she was born on 28 January 1874.
      (GRO March Q 1874 Wisbeach 3b 632)
      Her father John William THOMPSON had married Mary Jane EDGOOSE at Wisbech in 1871.

      She was living with her family at 25 Silver Street, Wisbech St. Peter, Cambridgeshire, in 1881:
      John W. THOMPSON, head, aged 34, millwright, born at Walsoken, Norfolk;
      Mary J. THOMPSON, wife, aged 34, born at Tydd, Cambridgeshire;
      Edith THOMPSON, daughter, aged 8, scholar, born at Retford, Nottinghamshire;
      *Rachel E. THOMPSON, daughter, aged 7, scholar, born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire;
      Thomas A. FETCH, boarder, aged 15, carpenter, born at Melton Mowbray, Rutland.
      (RG11/1696/99/28)

      Apart from Rachel the rest of the family were living at 29 Etherington Street, Gainsborough, in 1891:
      John W. THOMPSON, head, aged 43, millwright, born at Wisbeach, Cambridgeshire;
      Mary J. THOMPSON, wife, aged 43, born at Tydd St. Giles, Lancs (sic);
      Edith THOMPSON, daughter, aged 18, born at Retford, Nottinghamshire;
      Eveline THOMPSON, daughter, aged 9, scholar, born at Wisbeach.
      (RG12/2634/79/8)

      Rachael was living at 23 Hampden Street, Little Bolton, Lancashire:
      Louisa COX, head, aged 63. widow, living on own means, born at Louth, Lincolnshire;
      Ethel HAMMOND, niece, aged 11, scholar, born at Louth;
      *Rachael THOMPSON, servant, aged 17, single, general domestic servant, born at Wisbech.
      (RG12/3116/139/27)
      Louisa COX may have been the Louisa Maria COX who witnessed the marriage of John William THOMPSON to Mary Jane EDGOOSE at Wisbech Primitive Methodist Chapel on 30 August 1871.

      The index to the 1901 census lists a Rachael (sic) THOMSON (sic), aged 27, unmarried, a domestic nurse, born at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire and working for the SAMUELS family at 4 Birch Polygon, Ruseholme, South Manchester.
      (RG13/3683/86/17)

      Rachel and J. W. THOMPSON were witnesses to the marriage of her sister Eveline to Richard CUNLIFFE at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Trinity Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on 7 September 1904.

      The 1911 Census of Brick Croft, Dickenson Road, Rusholme, Lancashire:
      Lawrence Lancelot SAMUELS, head, aged 45, married, chartered accountant, born at Didsbury, Lancashire:
      Leila Margaret SAMUELS, daughter, aged 15, at school, born at Withington, Lancashire;
      Florence Caroline SAMUELS, daughter, aged 13, at school, born at Withington, Lancashire;
      Lancelot Purton SAMUELS, son, aged 1, born in Manchester, Lancashire;
      *Rachel Elizabeth THOMPSON, servant, aged 37, single, domestic nurse, born at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire;
      Jane Maud TOMBLIN, servant, aged 21, single, housemaid, born at Seaton, Rutland.
      (RG14PN23780/RG78PN1378B/RD464/SD2/ED79/SN89)

      From the 1939 Register of 29 Stanley Street, Warrington C.B., Lancashire:
      Henry LANGDALE, born 27 September 1866, married, medical practitioner;
      Dorothy H. LANGDALE, born 24 January 1883, married, unpaid domestic duties;
      John M. LANGDALE, born 28 August 1918, single, university student, engineer;
      Annie LANGDALE, born 6 August 1859, single, private means;
      *Rachel E. THOMPSON, born 28 January 1874, single, domestic servant.
      1 CLOSED RECORD?
      (RG101/4659A/025/5)

      The death of Rachel E. THOMPSON aged 86 was registered in 1960.
      (GRO December Q 1960 Manchester 10E 266)


      NOTES & QUERIES:
      The deaths of Lawrence Lancelot Samuels and his wife who were her employer in 1901 and 1911 were registered in Louth, Lincolnshire, in 1938.


      (revised 04.08.2017)