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Chris Hanlin
RE: Mary C. Thompson Seymour
Dear Sandra,

Thanks for your messages!

Mary Cairns (Thompson) Seymour is my g-g-g-aunt. I am descended from her brother John Andrew Thompson (1831-1873, Memorial # 27513600).

Ros Davies' website is remarkable, isn't it? You have correctly identified Mary Seymour's father, Thomas Thompson, as being the same Thomas Thompson who was a grocer in Downpatrick in 1824 (son of Robert).

(Actually, a good bit is known about Thomas Thompson of Downpatrick b. 1795. He gets a half-page bio in Aynsworth Pilson's unpublished "Memoirs of Notable Inhabitants of Downpatrick," and there were several newspaper articles following Thomas' death by suicide in 1840.)

I would love to hear more about the emigration database you are working from! This sounds like really great stuff. Thank you for contributing, and please tell me more!
Added by Chris Hanlin on Mar 12, 2013 5:40 PM
Chris Hanlin
RE: Mary C. Thompson Seymour
Dear Sandra,

Thanks for posting! You are indeed correct Mary Cairns (Thompson) Seymour was the daughter of Thomas Thompson of Downpatrick (1795-1840) and his wife Mary Ann Miller (1807-1844). I have a lot of information about them, which I am happy to share.

How did you discover the identity of Mary's father? And are you related, or just sharing?

Thanks again!
Added by Chris Hanlin on Mar 10, 2013 11:50 PM
 

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