Thomson, William

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Thomson, William

Post by GlendaT » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:52 pm

I am searching for the death certificate of my great grandfather, William THOMSON. William was born 23 Oct 1870 in Paisley, Renfrewshire to James Thomson and Agnes McCree. He became a widower in 1907 after the death of his wife Elena in Paisley. He was residing at 5 Harmony Row in Govan, Lanarkshire in 1923. He was a witness at his son's wedding in 1925 at Leeds, Yorkshire. The city directory in 1927 has him still listed at 5 Harmony Row, Govan. I tried ScotlandsPeople but too many Thomson's listed as his mothers maiden name was not recorded. I have reached a brick wall and hoping someone can help me find when and where William Thomson died. Regards, Glenda

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Re: Thomson, William

Post by WilmaM » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:30 pm

I had a look at the valuation rolls for Harmony Row.

There are William Thomsons listed living at various houses there, but none of them in number 5

1915 and in 1920 there are 2 - numbers 100 & 114 Harmony Row
in 1925 there are 3 - numbers 57, 158 & 100
1930 numbers 100, 134 & 158
and in 1935 numbers 100 and 158 are still occupied by William Thomson[s]

There are only 2 death entries for a William Thompson of that age group in Govan:
and plain WILLIAM THOMSON IN 1936
have you looked at either of those?

Another route could be a gravestone - do you know where his wife was buried? presumably he would be buried in the same lair.

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Re: Thomson, William

Post by Currie » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:59 am

The 1941/42 Glasgow Directory has a W. Thomson at 5 Harmony Row. This appears to be the latest available online directory. ... s/page/982

Also a John Thomson, pawnbroker, has that address. It's probably his business address as what is presumably home address of Port-Glasgow road Kilmacolm is also shown. (bottom of 2nd column page 594.) ... s/page/594

Sometimes directory entries continued for a while after a death.


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Re: Thomson, William

Post by nelmit » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:39 pm

In 1935 at 5 Harmony Row there was a Mrs Alice M P Thomson and John Thomson. As well as a William in 1935 there was a James Thomson at 100 Harmony Row.

In 1936 James is on his own at 100 Harmony Row. So a fair chance that the William who died in 1936 is the one who stayed at 100 Harmony Row.


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Re: Thomson, William

Post by Falkyrn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am

There is still a listing for W Thomson at 5 Harmony Row in the 1943/44 Directory
~RJ Paton~

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