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)