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larmet1969
24-08-2009, 9:04 AM
looking for info regarding scrips farm cutheadge lane bradwell my family worked there maybe even owned it not sure the surname was thompson
1911 census
thompson marcus farm foreman
thompson elizabeth (nee bugg)
thompson marcus
thompson john
thompson herbert
thompson ernest ( my grandfather)
thompson ellen

Sue Mackay
24-08-2009, 9:49 AM
He is unlikely to ahve owned the farm if he was working there as the foreman. In 1901 he is working on another farm in Nayland, Suffolk but living in Bear Street, Nayland.

RG13; Piece: 1742; Folio: 95; Page: 16

Marcus THOMPSON 38 horsekeeper on farm b Essex, Boxted
Elizabeth wife 45 b Nayland
Marcus 13
Elizabeth 12
Charlotte 11
William 9
John 8
Herbert 6
Ernest 1
Children all born Nayland

gasser
24-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Scrips Farm was part of the Felix Hall Estate at Kelvedon, details of which can be found by google. The farm was of quite a good size with approx 270 acres. The estate was sold in 1913 and the national archives hold details.

larmet1969
25-08-2009, 8:01 AM
hi thanks to sue mackay and gasser (wont ask why your called that ) there location in the 1911 census says they were living at blest end the only details i have of this location was from the local record office who said blest end was an area along cut headge lane when my uncle was young just after the war he says grandad took him to a large farm where there was a pond and a large cart shed with lots of old carts in it sorry dont know any more than that but grandad did tell the owners that the family owned the farm can the national records be veiwed online ? thanks kindley for your help

redrobin
26-08-2011, 9:05 PM
looking for info regarding scrips farm cutheadge lane bradwell my family worked there maybe even owned it not sure the surname was thompson
1911 census
thompson marcus farm foreman
thompson elizabeth (nee bugg)
thompson marcus
thompson john
thompson herbert
thompson ernest ( my grandfather)
thompson ellen

I am the grand daughter of Marcus Thompson, he was the Manager of Scrips Farm. My mother was Ellen.

eileench
29-08-2011, 8:33 AM
Marcus Thompson senior was my greatgrandfather and Marcus junior my grandfather. I have done quite a lot of research into our family history and would be happy to share my knowledge.

Sue Mackay
29-08-2011, 9:10 AM
|wave| Welcome to both redrobin and eileench. It is great that this thread has brought you in contact. You will find that B-G is the greatest genealogy forum there is :smile:

larmet1969
29-08-2011, 12:32 PM
hi to you ive been researching for about twelve years to no avail then suddenly two appear thanks i would love any info like where was your family living as i struggled to find them on the census and any pictures would be most helpful to get a visual picture of the family as im afraid i only have a single photo of your great grandfather thanks for taking the time to reply to my posts and love to hear from you soon.

redrobin
29-08-2011, 7:36 PM
There were nine children - Elizabeth and Charlotte are missing from your list. Herbert was killed during World war 1 - my mother said he was 23 years old. Not sure where or if he was buried but he was not brought back to England.

Sue Mackay
30-08-2011, 7:16 AM
Not sure where or if he was buried but he was not brought back to England.

He is buried in Wimereux Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Deatils at http://www.
cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=85128

redrobin
30-08-2011, 9:30 AM
Thank you for that info Sue. I have never been too serious about finding out my past but get interested from time to time. My late husband was the researcher.

redrobin
30-08-2011, 9:35 AM
Do you konow about Frederick, not sure when he was born but died aged 3 - according to my mother, he wandered down the garden in Nayland where they lived at the time and fell into the river that ran along the bottom.
I remember going to see someone - not sure who they were - at the house in Nayland - I believe it was Ford Street but not sure. There was a wooden bridge over part of the front garden.

redrobin
31-08-2011, 9:00 AM
My mother told me that Marcus Thompson Sen. had a half brother called Mr. Downey - any info. regarding him would be interesting.
Have no idea where he lived but got the impression it could have been the London area. Should have asked more questions then.

eileench
01-09-2011, 3:48 PM
Marcus Senior's mother was Lucy Downes. Perhaps the half brother was an older sibling born before her marriage and was Mr Downes.

Sue Mackay
01-09-2011, 4:50 PM
Marcus Senior's mother was Lucy Downes. Perhaps the half brother was an older sibling born before her marriage and was Mr Downes.

Presumably this is Marcus with his grandparents in 1871

Class: RG10; Piece: 1693; Folio: 106; Page: 12 (original TNA Crown copyright)

Brook Farm, Boxted

Nehemiah DOWNES 79 Farm Bailiff b Boxted
Sarah DOWNES 74 b Essex, Langham
Marcus THOMPSON grandson 7 ag lab's son b Boxted

He's still with them in 1881 (RG11; Piece: 1800; Folio: 106; Page: 11), and his grandfather is listed as 93!

eileench
02-09-2011, 9:43 AM
Nehemiah had probably lost count as 10 years earlier he was only 79.

larmet1969
03-09-2011, 9:26 AM
could redrobin and eileench please put down for me how they fit in the family tree as ive only part of the picture you know mine my mum is m.... j.... thompson her father was ernest thompson her mother was joyce johnson ernests father was marcus senior and elizabeth thompson nee bugg thanks as i would like to chart the info down to share with the rest of the family thanks

Kerrywood
03-09-2011, 9:45 AM
Please remember that details of living persons should not be posted on the forum. The private messaging system or email should be used instead.

larmet1969
04-09-2011, 1:17 PM
yes sorry please email details of parents names i know grandparents thanks

eileench
04-09-2011, 4:54 PM
The Mr Downes was William Downes. He was Marcus seniors half brother and worked on the railway in Norfolk.

Sue Mackay
05-09-2011, 8:08 AM
The Mr Downes was William Downes. He was Marcus seniors half brother and worked on the railway in Norfolk.

I have no connection with this family and I'm sure you have all done great research, but I admit to being confused. It looks to me from the census entries below as if William Downes was Marcus Thompson's uncle rather than his half brother, unless there was another William Downes.

1851 census: HO107; Piece: 1782; Folio: 729; Page: 5 (original TNA Crown copyright)

Nehemiah DOWNES 60 aglab b Boxted Essex
Sarah wife 55 b Langham Essex
Lucy 19 b Boxted
Nehemiah 16 b Boxted
Eliza 13 b Boxted
William 6 b Boxted

1861 RG9; Piece: 1105; Folio: 95; Page: 3 (original TNA Crown copyright)
Nehemiah DOWNES 70 (Ancestry indexed DOWNE)
Sarah 65
Eliza 24
Nehemiah 16 (should this be William?)
William TOMPSON [sic] 32 b Elmstead Essex
Lucy TOMSON 27 b Boxted
William 7 b Boxted
Charles 3 b Boxted
Harriet 1 b Boxted

larmet1969
06-09-2011, 5:43 PM
youve all gone back further than me right might as well add my input probably wrong but ive got marcus (ive got a middle name of george dont know if true ) thompson senior being the son of william thompson and lucy downes marrige dec 1854 then lucy downes mother and father being nehemiah downes and sarah rule marrige 20 oct 1814

eileench
08-09-2011, 2:33 PM
The William Downes I think is my great grandfather's half brother is the William aged 7 and son of William and Lucy in 1861. He was born the last quarter of 1953, a year before their marriage in Dec 1854. He kept the name Downes as an adult.

eileench
08-09-2011, 2:38 PM
Yes I think that is all correct except I'm not sure about the middle name George

eileench
08-09-2011, 2:39 PM
I am the daughter of Vera Thompson, who was Marcus Thompson junior's only surviving child.

larmet1969
01-10-2011, 3:02 PM
i would just like to thank eileench and redrobin for all there help the lovely photos and all the help they have given me in my family history quest sorry ive not replyed earlier but family illness has caused me to re orginise my life style for a while but family in need has to come first thanks also to sue for some snippets of info as i find more info i will post it thanks once again

redrobin
11-10-2011, 7:41 PM
Sorry to hear about your family illness Mark, hope all will be well soon. Have found a few more photos during a sorting out session. Will send them as soon as possible. Redrobin.

redrobin
11-10-2011, 7:46 PM
Have found a photo with Leslie Francis Thompson written on the back - have you found this name in the family anywhere?