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William Beveridge Thomson

Male 1809 - 1863  (53 years)



  • Name William Beveridge Thomson  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 21 May 1809  Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Baptism 04 Jun 1809  St Cuthbert, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation May 1827 -  India Find all individuals with events at this location ; Army Officer, 67th Native Infantry  [2
    • briefly with 18th N.I.
    Post/Rank/Title 10 May 1827  Ensign  [2
    Post/Rank/Title 08 Dec 1828  Lieutenant  [2
    Post/Rank/Title 03 Aug 1838  Captain  [2
    Occupation 1841  Captain, 67th N.I.  [1
    Marriage 18 Feb 1841  Karnaul, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Selina Maria Christopher,   b. 23 Feb 1815, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1896, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Nov 1842 -  Ferozepore, Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location ; Deputy Assistant Commissary General  [2
    Post/Rank/Title 03 Apr 1846  Major  [2
    Occupation 1853  Calcutta Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Commissary  [4
    Post/Rank/Title 22 Jun 1854  Lieut-Colonel  [2
    • Brevet
    Decoration 18 Jun 1858  CB  [2
    Occupation bef Dec 1861  Deputy Commissary-General, Indian Army  [3
    • described as Commissary General of the Bengal Army in General Order of 29 Mar 1859
    Post/Rank/Title 31 Dec 1861  Major-General  [2, 5
    • Honorary rank in Indian Army on retirement
    Death 21 Jan 1863  22 St Peter's Square, Hammersmith Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6, 7, 8
    Burial 27 Jan 1863  St Nicholas, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    • Major General William Beveridge Thomson, C.B. / late Commissary Gen: of the Bengal Army / died Jan. 2lst 1863 aged 53. [Christopher family vault, Chiswick churchyard]
    Notes 
    • Father: Lt. Colonel, John Thomson of Ballingall - 31st N.I. Bengal Army. EIC Service (1786-1839)
      Mother: Bathurst Burrell (Second Daughter at father's death) (abt 1788-1848) [NT]
    • Awarded medal after the Battle of Ferozshur, 21 Dec 1845, during the Sikh Wars.
      Citation: The artillery also had consumed a very large proportion of their round shot in the attack of the enemy :under these circumstances, men and horses being completely worn out, it was most judicious to be satisfied with the great victory trained, and forcing Tej Singh to retire on the Sutledge. Such hard contested fields cannot be gained without loss; ours among the Europeans was severe, they having 488 killed, and 1,721 wounded, of whom 595 died subsequently, or were disabled. Every exertion was now made to alleviate the sufferings of the wounded, and by noon on the 23rd they were all in quarters at Ferozpoor, and quilts and cots were furnished in abundance. In fact, it was almost incredible how the commissariat and executive departments could supply so much comfort in such a short space of time. The wounded owed much to the unwearied efforts of Captain W. B. Thomson and Lieutenant Goodwyn (who responded to every call), for their comparatively snug condition on the 23rd and 24th, and it was a gratifying sight to the Governor-General, when he visited them, to find so much comfort where he anticipated so little. [NT]
    • Awarded medal after Siege of Delhi, 1857
    • son of John Thomson of Balingal, Kinross [DS tree]
    Person ID I2271  Tatham | Christopher branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 02 Jun 2011 

    Family Selina Maria Christopher,   b. 23 Feb 1815, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1896, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 18 Feb 1841  Karnaul, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Karnal and Karnaul are the same place, situated on the Sher Shah Suri Marg (the old GT Road) 125 kms North of Delhi. [NT]
    Children 
     1. Selina Bathurst Thomson,   b. 1843,   d. 03 Oct 1858  (Age 15 years)
     2. John Henry Thomson,   b. 19 Feb 1845, Ferozepore, Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Alfred Thomson,   b. 1846,   d. 1847  (Age 1 years)
     4. Emma Maggy Thomson,   b. 1848,   d. 1897  (Age 49 years)
     5. George Leonard Thomson,   b. 02 Jun 1851, Ferozepore, Punjab Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1898, Kelso, Glen View, Milton-next-Gravesend Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. Margaret Isabella Thomson,   b. 1852,   d. 1854  (Age 2 years)
     7. Henry David Ashington Thomson,   b. 1859,   d. 10 Jun 1868, Ashley Court, Tiverton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F0543  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 May 1809 - Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 04 Jun 1809 - St Cuthbert, Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Army Officer, 67th Native Infantry - May 1827 - - India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 18 Feb 1841 - Karnaul, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 18 Feb 1841 - Karnaul, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Deputy Assistant Commissary General - Nov 1842 - - Ferozepore, Punjab Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Commissary - 1853 - Calcutta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 21 Jan 1863 - 22 St Peter's Square, Hammersmith Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 27 Jan 1863 - St Nicholas, Chiswick Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S30] India Office Library, N/1/61 f.25.

    2. [S03] Family Members, NT, 06 Sep 2010.

    3. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    4. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, George Christopher, 31 Dec 1853.

    5. [S35] London Gazette, 25 Mar 1862.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      wife widowed

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, St Nicholas, Chiswick, 27 Jan 1863.
      age 53
      transcr Rob Cottrell

    8. [S23] Monumental Inscription, St Nicholas, Chiswick.
      age 53