Born 1823, ? CapeTown.  Died 1875, Robben Island.

First surviving child of William Roland Thompson (1797, England – 25.01.1871, Grahamstown) and Margaret Murray, formerly Pakenham, maiden name not found (c.1794 – 21.08.1838, Grahamstown). Thompson Snr became a prominent merchant and public figure in Grahamstown. He was a landowner in Natal. (DSAB Vol.2, pp.746-7)(AN&N p.140)

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