My transcription of the death registration of James Thompson] Deaths in the District of Duck Ponds in the Colony of Victoria Registered by James Blair Died: 13th October 1871, Shire of Corie, County of Grant, Parish of Moranghurk, Duck Ponds Name and Profession: James Thompson, Coster; Sex and Age: Male, 86 years; Circumstances: old age and general debility, 2 weeks, last seen by: Dr. John Day, 8th October 1871 Parents: Robert Thompson, tanner; Margaret Thompson M.N. ThompsonI nformant: William M Clellan[?], son-in-law, Duck Ponds Registration: James Blair, 15th October 1871, Duck Ponds Burial: 16th October 1871, Geelong [?] Cemetery Minister: Revd George Goodman, Church of England Clergyman; David McKay, James Alain, John Currie, witnesses Born: Parish of Longfield, County Tyrone, Ireland; Resided in Victoria 16 years Married: Longfield, County Tyrone, Ireland at age 22 years to Jane Thompson, M.N. Long Children: Robert 60, William 57, Ann 50, John deceased, James 40, John 38, Gerrard 35, Margaret [illegible], Alexander [illegible], Jane 28, Catherine 26. So, lots of information!
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Saturday, July 12, 2008
Ann Buchanan, Nov 6, 1911, age 87y 4m 28d born June 9, 1824; of lot 33, con 9, Elma township; d/o James Thompson and Jane Long, both of Ireland. Ill four days - died of old age & heart failure.
and also given on pilot.familysearch.org
Name: Ann Buchanan Death date: 06 Nov 1911 Age at death: 87 years 4 months 28 days
Death place: Elma, Perth, Ontario Birth date: 09 Jun 1824 Birth place: Co Tyrone, Ireland
Gender: Female Marital status: Widowed Race: White Ethnicity: Canadian
Spouse name: Father name: James Thompson Mother name: Jane Long
GSU film number: 1854824 Digital GS number: 4176377 Image number: 255
Reference number: p 58 cn 024848 Collection: Ontario Deaths 1869-1947
24 Mar 1846. (* also called Longfield West. Longfield is sometimes given as Langfield)
Here are the messages from Jenny.
Subject: RE: Ann Thompson
Thompson, James.pdf (239.6 KB)
Dear BillI have read your numerous queries about the Buchanans in Tyrone. I am researching the Thompsons of Longfield, Tyrone.I have the death certificate of James Thompson who had a daughter called Ann. Most of the children came to Australia in 1855 but Ann, Robert, William didn't. I do not have a Thomas as a son of James. Perhaps I have a different family but I just wanted to check. I cannot read the age of Ann even if it is correct on death certificate. Attached is the death certificate of James Thompson. Let me know if you think this is possible, I know very little about them except that James's youngest daughter Catherine was my great grandmother.
I have attached the details of their assisted immigration to Australia Please note that the ages don't seem to add up and perhaps those few years might mean that we are talking the same family. Also there is a brief summary of the family, I have quite a bit more but I am just trying to establish that we are talking the same family. Let me know what you think if we are talking the same family.