STORY OF THE THOMPSONS

 

 

 

PART 1  :

Uploaded on 23 Nov 2009
DURATION: 10 MINUTES
Jim Thompson explains where the Thompson Family originated.
Researched & Filmed by Australians, Jim & Tom Thompson, in Scotland & Ireland.

 

PART 2 :
DURATION: 10 MINUTES
Jim Thompson explains how the Thompson ancestors left Northern Ireland and drifted to the land of the Scottish kings and, as the MacTavish Clan, fought with other Highland Clans at the Battle of Culloden.
Researched & Filmed by Australians, Jim & Tom Thompson, in Scotland & Ireland.

PART 3 :

Following the Battle of Culloden (1746) and with the English forces victorious over the Scottish highlanders, the MacTavish (Son of Thomas) Clan rushed to Anglicise their name to ‘Thompson’ or ‘Thomson’ to avoid the brutal persecution of highlanders by the English. As Jim Thompson explains in this Third Part of the video series, his ancestors, like many others, decided to flee to Northern Ireland.

Researched & Filmed by Australians, Jim & Tom Thompson, in Scotland & Ireland.

PART 4 :
DURATION: 16 minutes
In part Four of this video series Jim Thompson explains how he has traced his great, great, grandfather’s mid-19th century trail from Belfast in Northern Ireland to a prosperous new life in Sydney, Australia.
Researched & Filmed by Australians, Jim & Tom Thompson, in Scotland & Ireland.

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