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George Thompson Surgeon RN
« on: Wednesday 13 August 14 17:33 BST (UK) »
I posted on here a few years ago, trying to decipher some handwriting on a marriage certificate ( I was later advised to get a copy of the parish record, which has confirmed the following:

15 Feb 1864 William Cole aged 31 married Louisa Catherine Thompson (no age) at St Mary's Church, Portsea, Hampshire. Louisa's father is noted as George Thompson, Surgeon RN.

I can't find him in the Navy Lists; I did follow up on George Thomson M.D. who died off Minorca in 1834 as suggested in response to my previous post, but from his will he left his estate to his family in the Borders (as mentioned in the Oxnam inscriptions) and there is no mention of any wife or family. I found a copy of his Naval record at the National Archives (ADM/104/14) but apart from this tying him in to be the Ships surgeon on the Liffey, England and Borodino, which I understand were convict ships, there aren't any other clues so I'm not convinced that he's the right person.

I did find a reference to a George Thompson being appointed surgeon of The Hardy in The Naval Chronicle: Volume 33, January-July 1815, but nothing thereafter.

The first census I've found for Louisa is in 1861 in Portsmouth living with William Cole and from that her date of birth is c.1832. However she was born in Corfu when it was under the British protectorate and I can't find any trace of her in any of the indexes for the Ionian Islands births etc.

I'd be grateful for any advice in tracing George or Louisa.