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Alfred Thompson (2)

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1849 Born in Sunderland, Durham[1], son of William Thompson and Jane Isabella Mann[2]; his brother Thomas Thompson was born in 1858[3]

1871 Solicitor's articled clerk, living with his parents, William Thompson, 54, druggist, Jane J Thompson 48, Constance Thompson 19, William Thompson 14, Thomas Thompson 12, Arthur Thompson 9, Florence Thompson 7[4]

1881 Solicitor, visiting West Ham[5]

1883 Was one of the principals in the firm of Ferranti, Thompson and Co, electrical lighting engineers. Became an associate of the Society of Telegraph-Engineers and Electricians[6]

1884 Associate of the Society

1887 of Winchester House, London. Member of the Society. "Head of a well known firm of electrical engineers" - this would seem to be a reference to Thompson, Ritchie and Co who were located at Winchester House.

1891 Solicitor, a boarder in Hanover Square, London[7]

1895 of Holland Park, London[8]

1898 of the Carborundum Co, 20 Bucklersbury, London EC

1901 Electrical engineer, boarder in Croydon[9]

1904 Member of IEE; no address given; not listed by IEE after this year

1904 Alfred Thompson of West Norwood patented a silencer for Maxim guns.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. BMD
  3. 1861 census
  4. 1871 census
  5. 1881 census
  6. UK, Electrical Engineer Membership Forms
  7. 1891 census
  8. Electrical engineer lists
  9. 1901 census