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matthew thompson Bounty mutineer
« on: Tuesday 11 August 15 03:09 BST (UK) »
Hello,I wonder if anyone has any information on Matthew Thompson of HMS Bounty mutineer fame.I am trying to find out anything about him and his family.I believe he was born on IOW in 1750 and died in Tahiti 1790.He is in my family tree but can't seem to find exactly where he fits in.
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Ann

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Re: matthew thompson Bounty mutineer
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 11 August 15 06:14 BST (UK) »
Hi Ann,
   Welcome to rootschat  :)

   I found a few web references but they probably aren't much help in fitting him into your tree

   http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9278857

   http://library.puc.edu/pitcairn/bounty/crew5.shtml

   http://www.bookofdaystales.com/mutiny-bounty/

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Re: matthew thompson Bounty mutineer
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 11 August 15 09:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Ros,

Many thanks for answering my query but I have already had a look on the sites but I am still no further ahead.
Cheers Ann

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Re: matthew thompson Bounty mutineer
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 August 15 11:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Ann

Blyth's log is available online here - http://www.fatefulvoyage.com/logbook/log890428.html

Thompson's age matches but they do not say where he was from.

Ken


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Re: matthew thompson Bounty mutineer
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 30 August 15 09:17 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that.It's very interesting but doesn't help with finding out about the family connection.Ann