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Edward Charles Thompson, M.P., F.R.C.S.I., D.L., Surgeon to the Tyrone County Infirmary.


Edward C Thompson F.R.C.S.I., was the son of Henry Thompson M.D. and Anne Henrietta Blake, he was, Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Tyrone Fusiliers (c.1870’s), where he served with Major. George Perry McClintock, Major. Ellis, Captain. Ellis and Lieutenant. John Blake Thompson (brother).

Edward married Diana Ellis, daughter and sister of Major and Captain Ellis (respectively). They had two children, Edith Louisa and Frank.

Diana died in 1887, Edward married secondly Dorothea (Dodo) McClintock, daughter of his friend and fellow Fusilier, George Perry McClintock, Dodo was sister to Col. J.K McClintock, it may be that Edward was instrumental in encouraging the marriage of his brother in law to Amy Eccles, Edward was legal guardian of Amy and her sister’s Dosie and Rose, he was also their first cousin once removed.

Amy’s Grandmother Isabella Blake and Edward C Thompson’s mother Anne Henrietta Blake were daughters of Edward Blake Esq., of Castlegrove, Co. Galway. Coincidentally but not uncommon in the Irish gentry Edward Blake’s maternal GG Grandfather, William Knox Esq., of Castlerea, Co. Mayo, was GGG Grandfather of Dorothea Knox, mother of George Perry McClintock.

Thompson and Blake family portraits and photographs reproduced with kind permission of Patrick Thompson.

Hon. Frances Netterville wife of Dominick Blake, 2 x G Grandmother of E C Thompson. Daughter of 5th Viscount Netterville of Dowth Hall, Co Meath.

Edward Blake of Castlegrove, Co Galway. Maternal Grandfather of E C Thompson.

Charlotte Blake, wife of Mungo Neville Thompson, Rector of Carndonagh, Donegal.

Catherine Thompson nee Neville, step grandmother of E C Thompson.

Rev. Mungo Neville Thompson, half uncle of E C Thompson.

Rev. Mungo Noble Thompson, Grandfather of E C Thompson.